First of all, thank you for visiting my website. I'm Stark, a portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. I specialize in conceptual and fine art portraiture with a cinematic style. My clients are everyday people, professionals, and all kinds of creative artists including actors, musicians, and designers. When I’m not working on commissions, personal projects, or managing Shio Studio, I’m a photography teacher in NYC.
I became passionate about making portraits years ago when I saw how someone's energy and spirit could be felt through a single picture. I was in awe of these photos, they captured a moment that may never happen again in the same way. I realized then that a photographer could be a catalyst for memories, and shape how we might remember someone. There's something about the way people get lost in their thoughts or make subtle gestures that's so alluring to me.
The photographs in my portfolio were shot on film using Mamiya and Pentax cameras, and scanned on an Epson V800. Collaborating with people who love art as much as I do is such great joy for me, and some of the people I’ve met through photography have even become my closest friends and family. I’d love to learn about you as well, and if you’d like, you can connect with me via the social media buttons on this page. For any questions, comments, or inquiries, please contact me.