For the past decade, I have lived in San Francisco curating experiences for guests in the world’s finest restaurants. My innate enthusiasm for the specially selected ceramics in these kitchens led me to explore the ancient kintsugi process in order to repair pieces broken in service. I then worked to adapt this art form into something else, something that would stand up to the rigors of life in a restaurant.
I took immense pleasure in sharing the excitement with my guests as they admired the history of each piece. Each one turned into something wholly unique and more than simply the sum of its broken pieces.
Those same restaurants were a platform for me to practice photography with subject matter unlike anywhere else. Still based in San Francisco I now work as a commercial and Editorial photographer and have been published in Fortune, Forbes and Food & Wine amongst others.
Often, it is a fracture that’s healed that becomes the greatest source of pride.
The art of kintsugi is the practice of repairing these fractures with resin, lacquer and gold. Accentuating the damage revealing the fracture and showcasing the beauty of its history
I would love to collaborate with you. Please email for custom kintsugi or photography commissions, repair of antique ceramics, and for currently available pieces.