From an early age I experienced a diversity of cultures and a curiosity for seeing the world.

I grew up in California while spending my summers in Japan, my second home where I listened to my grandparents stories and wandered seamlessly through historical sites and modern cityscapes.

My creative journey began with an obsession for shaping clay and spending time in the darkroom at UCLA's art program - a multidisciplinary environment where I discovered artists like Edward Hopper, William Eggleston, and Jeff Wall who influenced my eye towards a cinematic image and sensibility with composition, light, and color.
Photography as a form of documenting everyday life, minimalist design and the aesthetic of wabi sabi have since influenced my work in cinematography. Today, I continue to find inspiration through traveling and working in new places, collaborating with talented artists, and embracing new avenues of expression.