Influences & Inspiration
While I enjoy the work of many different photographers, there isn't one in particular that I can point to as being a direct influence. Having grown up with an appreciation for the art of painting, I always find myself studying how light and shadows effect the mood, feel and overall perception of an image. I am invariably impressed by the realistic details and muted colors found in paintings by artist Richard Bollinger. Likewise, I respect the skillful execution of adding soft, natural light onto canvas, as seen in the artistry of painter Thomas Kinkaid.