America the Beautiful
My photographic focus is on the art of portraiture. Through my subjects, I describe America. As a photographer, my intention is for my images to speak about the importance of being a positive American. My series “America the Beautiful” shows the spirit of individuals that live their best lives in America. Americans share roots, heritage, blended cultures and families. What we share makes America our home.
In these portraits I use kente cloth as a symbol of my own family and friends. The second symbol in each portrait is face painting. Each face shows the ancient art form of body adornment practiced by cultures around our globe. Every member of the human race is connected to a culture that began as cave dwellers painting art on faces and walls. The images I share demonstrate a whole world connection. Therefore, I always want to engage my audience with drama, fun and a sense of a spectacular presence.