I am a documentary photographer whose work is deeply entwined with my decades-long Buddhist practice and the core principle of paying close attention to the world as it is. In this social media era, there is a risk of experiencing life only through the viewfinder, but I find photography helps me examine the world more attentively and experience it more deeply.
I have been shooting photographs since childhood, when my father and I built a darkroom in our basement. Although I miss the smell of chemicals and the lovely red light of a darkroom, all my images are shot and edited digitally now. The images on this site were shot on a range of cell phones, DSLRs, and a pocket camera I almost always carry with me.
I have photographed for periodicals ranging from SFist to USA Today, and my personal photography projects have been selected for exhibitions by the Drawing Room Gallery, ArtSpan, and the Sacramento Art Center. In my career as a literary agent I am a devoted supporter and fierce proponent of my clients’ creativity. In my own work as a visual artist, I am excited to develop and hone my own creativity and share it with others.