Just a quick plug that I was featured in the May issue of the online photography magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine. It’s a (paid) monthly publication with inputs from a lot of great artists, including ones I really like: Ian Plant and Guy Tal. Check out the magazine here.
Excerpt from the magazine with my interview follows. Enjoy! I would love to hear your comments:
When did you start photography?
I started photography in 2006 after getting a heavily discounted SLR from my cousin, who worked for Canon. However, it was not until 2009, that I started putting in the time and effort to become a photographer.
How important is photography for you?
Photography is a channel of emotions for me. Becoming a photographer has opened my eyes to a perspective I had never experienced before: of wonder and awe about our universe’s history and hope for the future.
What is your favourite image of all time?
There are several, but I think Marc Adamus’ “Midnight Magic” and Michael Anderson’s “Fire and Ice” were very inspirational for me when I began my journey in photography. They are both fantastic artists to look up to.
Describe your favourite and most inspiring location.
We are lucky that the world affords us many beautiful sights in nearly every nook and cranny. While bouncing from one site to the next is certainly fun and exciting, I also find it more spiritual and meaningful to concentrate on
one locale to really understand what it is all about. That location for me is Great Falls, in Maryland and Virginia. Although a relatively small stretch of waterfalls, the area allows amazing views from several vantage points
of violent rapids, striated bedrock, meadow forests and great blue herons and other avian species.
Who is your favourite past or present photographer?
There are so many photographers that it is hard to choose, but I should say that Floris van Breugel and Marsel van Oosten have to be up there. I was fortunate to shoot with Floris, who really helped my fundamentals in
the artistry of photography. Marsel just has so many moving images that incorporate wildlife as well as the landscape; infinitely harder and something I hope to do in the future.
Besides photography, do you have any other hobbies?
I am a full-time strategy and management consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. I also enjoy playing basketball and the piano as well as travelling.
What are your future photographic plans?
I want to continue to get better as an artist and photographer, and explore those places still unfound within me and the landscape. If people identify with my work, I shall be appreciative, but it is not my main goal. My journey with photography has been a personal one and any opportunities because of it are a blessing.