My work as a photographer is an important compliment to my career as a violinist. In addition to the excitement I feel in discovering the perfect framing, or the beauty I find in capturing a certain light, I am particularly interested in portraiture because it allows me to connect in an unusual way with the person I am photographing. In a sense, the person being photographed is exposed in a similar way to that of an on-stage performing artist. Thus, being a portrait photographer is in some ways, a mirror to being a performing violinist. It allows me to understand both myself and my audiences from multiple perspectives, and it gives me another vantage on what it means to be vulnerable.