I worked as a sushi chef for over a decade before I traded my knife for a camera. When I’m not photographing food, I’m cooking at home, or traveling for it. I'm a sucker for a chorizo taco, and if brownie-a-la-mode is on a menu, I'm bound by a personal code to order it. I have a side project called EATS/INTEL that maps all my favorite restaurants and what to order there.
Working in a busy sushi bar, I became accustomed to being publicly under pressure. I learned how to read a room and enjoyed working with a variety of people and personalities. It was a wild ride. No night was ever the same and I came to truly value creativity, grace under pressure, communication, and teamwork. These are values and skills that I continue to appreciate today, except now I'm on set rather than behind the bar.
I do still like to eat along the way. :)
WORKING LOCALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AND RENO, NEVADA.
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Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19 as of April 2021. Boosted as of December 2021
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STYLISTS:I have had the pleasure of working with some seriously talented stylists over the years and in many instances my work would not be possible without theirs. Stylists whose work appears my site include: Christine Wolheim • Lillian Kang • Julie Smith • Erin Quon • Randy Mon • Chelsea Lopker • Alexa Hyman
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SUPPORTED BY:I am lucky to have relationships with various organizations that promote my work: Create In Place • Komyoon • The Beth Urdang Gallery (Wellesley, MA) • Palette Gallery (San Francisco, CA)