I live in Los Angeles and I am an avid concert goer and shoot photography for shows around the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. I contribute to GrimyGoods.com and post most of my work on my own site ThePitPerspective.com. You can see some of that work here. I also enjoy photographing people, preferably in other countries and dabble with portraiture (mainly musicians) here at home. I love to travel (shocker! a photographer who loves to travel). I recently spent three months in Southeast Asia scuba diving in Thailand and riding a motorcycle through Vietnam with strangers who became lifelong friends. Travel is very important,I find that it makes me grow as a human being and it allows one to get out of their comfort zone, become vulnerable, and gain experiences that you may never have the chance to get in your own country. I prefer to get out of the Lonely Planet and immerse myself as much as possible and say “yes” to whatever comes my way, as long as no one gets hurt of course.
I received my bachelors degree at the University of California, Davis in Sociocultural Anthropology along with a minor in Religious Studies and took as many photography courses that I could during my stay there. I think that my love for culture was seeded at a young age since my family hosted many foreign exchange students from Japan, Denmark and Italy. Photography was something that was also prevalent growing up as I always found a way to get my hands on a camera, I would play with my mother’s 35mm Vivitar and my grandparents broken 16mm movie camera. I was also constantly at the tape deck and turntable spinning records and making mix tapes at a very young age. Travel, culture, photography, music - this is home.
I hope that you enjoy my photography and future blog posts. I will discuss stories of my travels along with situations that happen here in Los Angeles with any photography projects that I work on. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to get in touch.