I shot with film when I was a teenager using my father's Rolleiflex SLR camera. But the true  journey began when I pursued a doctorate at Columbia University, New York City.  As a young professor soon after that, I felt the need to do something else other than academic in my spare time. I re-picked up photography.

Academically, I was trained as an educator; musically, I was trained as a classical pianist. I also play guitar and am blessed with a good singing voice. That installs in me an appreciation of various artistic expressions. I reached a high level of intellectual ability, but I haven't forgotten art.

To me, photography is an art form that inspires imagination, provokes justice, and it invites us to fall in love with the world. It is a spiritual practice, an interpretative art, and it has no fixed boundaries. It is about ways of interpreting the world and the art of telling stories. 

I began with landscape photography, then ventured out to do portrait. In recent days, I lean toward street photography as this genre comes closer to my academic training in cultural and educational studies. Yet, I haven't settled in one genre. And I don't see the need to. 

Over the years, I have used different cameras. Nikon was my first love. Now I am shooting primarily with Fujifilm.  

The photographs shown in this website were taken with Nikon D90, D800, D850; Fuji XT20, XT3, XT4, XH1, 100V and GFX50R.

My current camera bodies: Fujifilm GFX 50R, Fujifilm XT4, Fujifilm 100V. Fujifilm XT20.


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