My work explores the contrasts between several windows of time and the juxtaposition of a simultaneous spring and fall; of hope and despair; of darkness and light. It often marries fine art with photojournalism and transcends the pigeonholing of traditional genres of photography. I employ natural and strobe light in my portraiture to achieve the precise illumination and contrast I envision. I don’t simply take photographs, but create them, as I wish to document the world as it rotates from my own perspective of intimacy and beauty, and find my work usually evolves from a place far from the sunshine and poppy fields. A single photograph often involves much planning and forethought. It can stretch the barriers of what is socially acceptable or permissible. It can make you uncomfortable. It is here that boundaries can be pushed. It is here that my work is often found.