For as long as I can remember, sneakers have always had a presence throughout my life. Being the first generation child of an immigrant family, my upbringing did not allow for luxuries like sneakers. My mother would always give me a choice, we can go to Payless and buy 3 pairs, or I can buy one pair of Nike’s once a year that would apply as my birthday gift – of course I always chose the latter. My passion for sneakers and negative influence from peer pressure eventually led me down a dark path as an adolescent teenager, but it was what drove me to make sure I had a fresh pair of Jordan’s on my feet as often as I can. Today, this love for sneakers is more prevalent than it was when I was teenager. My curse for appreciation of design and product has me even more obsessed with rare sneakers (or anything rare, that has well thought-out design) as of late. Products that tell rich stories, products that are not mass produced and even handmade, is something that I have a genuine appreciation for.
It is also this passion for sneakers that was the primary driver that allowed me to achieve commercial photography work that spread across eCommerce, campaign marketing and to have my work published across different publications such as Huffington Post, Daily News, Hypebeast, Kicks on Fire, etc.