On White Portfolio
All portfolio images were printed individually by Jun Yoh, master printer and retoucher, whose careful attention to detail was essential in assembling the 44 pages into the hand-crafted leather bound books.
On White is a personal portfolio of work I began in 2005 in Venice after being continuously inspired by my fellow Venetians and neighbors.
I photographed people off of the street with my large format 8×10 view camera, using just the natural light in my personal studio and allowing their unique personalities to shine through.
While the project has grown substantially include celebrities and people outside of the West Coast, the roots of inspiration are the same: focusing on light and composition – the beautiful basics of image-making. This series is inspired by many photographers, including Richard Avedon’s American West, and and Irving Penn’s City Workers.