I like to gather inspiration from many places, but the people and things that inspire me the most now are films by Masaki Kobayashi and Akira Kurosawa. Also modern filmmaker like Jordan Peele and Bradford Young. And things unrelated to film like living everyday to the fullest, giving people their roses now and seeing my friends and family reach their dreams.
Hailing from the “lesser known, grittier part” of Orlando, Florida, I am an LA-based DOP, film photographer, and the recipient of the 2020 American Society of Cinematographers’ Master Class scholarship. A product of Caribbean immigrant parents, I grew up listening to my mother, aunties, and grandmothers telling stories about talking spiders and wise monkeys, which sparked my passion for evocative storytelling. One of his favorite childhood memories is afternoons spent racing my shadow. Twenty years later, I now realizes that my childhood fascination with my shadow was not about light so much as it was what the lack of light created. Now, I carry on the family torch of bringing stories to life by using shadow and light to paint moving pictures.
Los Angeles, CA, USA