From an early age, I experienced a diversity of cultures and developed a curiosity to see the world. I grew up in Los Angeles and spent 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 ceramics and spending time in the darkroom as a student at UCLA's art program — a multidisciplinary environment where I discovered artists who influenced my way of viewing images through a cinematic lens and my sensibility for composition, light, and color.

Photography as a form of documenting everyday life, and the aesthetic of wabi sabi have since influenced my work in filmmaking. Today, I continue to find inspiration through traveling, collaborating with talented artists, and embracing new avenues of expression.

I joined the International Cinematographers Guild in 2012 and moved to New York, learning and working my way up the camera department for movies and episodic series including Marvel’s “The Defenders" and "The Americans" on FX.

Recently, I’ve enjoyed working in documentaries with a positive social impact, and also had a great time camera operating for “QB1: Beyond the Lights” Season 4 on Netflix.