Photography has been a lifelong hobby of mine. Beginning at age seven I found a fondness for nature with a small, red, 35mm point and shoot. My hobby became more of a honed artistic skill during my first year of college in Newport, RI. A project, calling for preservation practices, asked for documentation of historic architecture though photography. This project taught me how to correctly photograph architecture, the natural evironment, and document important details. What it also taught me was a fondness for retouching, lighting, the time of day for photoshoots, and documentation of endangered objects.
The name "Sugar House" comes from taking something from nature and making it sweeter. For me, this name came organically. I presently live in a restored sugar plantation house; a place that has endured a dark history like many plantation homes. I hope that the presence I bestowed upon it makes the dwelling's future history sweeter. I believe many of my photographs also tell that bittersweet story of Hawaii.
All photos are taken with a high resolution digital camera. No vignettes, choreographies, or still-life sets are used in these photos. All photographs are taken in nature and from real-life experiences.
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