I always want my work to tell a story, which is usually portrayed through the subject's eyes. I don’t usually like to take the models too far away from what their real story is; maybe slightly enhance it. So, I would say the inspirations for me begin with who I am shooting, and then the art unravels from there. The Hunger magazine shoot with Clare Setian was all about Joel Mignott feeling isolated as a gay male of colour in the industry, and the Queer Manifesto shoot portrayed a queer woman of colour unapologetically expressing who she is in a vulnerable presence.
As cliché as it sounds, I would define myself as fearless. From my early works during my art foundation’s years to now, I've never been afraid to produce work that people found bizarre and controversial. I always look up at artists like Egon Schiele and Sarah Lucas, who didn’t give a fuck about what others thought about their work, there's no fear in their creations.