"I want to show the personality of each person I shoot. I would like for the viewer to be able to tell who someone is when they look at my Images. I like to mix fashion with portrait photography to keep it personal yet still a reflection of the individual. My subjects are often youth of color because I feel we are not as esqually represented when it comes to street and everyday fashion wear."
"Whether painting nudes or portraits, I simply want to use black subjects in an appealing and attractive way. When painting a portrait, I like to simulate eye contact. I want the viewer to feel confronted by the subject. The instant emotional responses that come from looking at an image: that's what I want to create. It's nothing original; the desire to help create more images with black bodies as the subject matter is (wonderfully) becoming more and more widespread. I'm just happy to be a part of it."