My Inspiration: My inspiration for my photography came about when I decided to chronicle my various travels after I bought my first digital camera at Office Depot and haven’t been without one since. Part of what encouraged me to make that decision was when the DMV revoked my ability to drive when I was younger when they found out about my medical condition. More details on that can be found here.
Because of this, I’d walk to more of the places I went to whether nearby or after a bus trip on the way to where I was going and, as a result, I would observe the natural beauty around me and captured it as such.
The Business: I founded Nodoka Visual Arts on January 10, 2013 when I decided to put a business name to my skills. Nodoka is a Japanese word meaning tranquility, but it also references calm, patience and peace.
All of these traits reflect my personality which is what I wanted to convey through my art to my clients. As such, I embraced the term as my business nickname. Shortly thereafter, I made the logo you see above.
The Content: I started taking photography seriously when I borrowed my mom’s digital camera in 2007 which was the first year I got to see San Diego Comic-Con. The many forms of art I saw there including the cosplays, statues, T-shirts and comic books influenced me to capture them in that camera. Since then, I’ve gotten my own camera and have taken it practically everywhere with me.
My art portfolio mainly lies in nature: Flora/fauna and land/waterscapes through my various travels both close to home and not so close including Seattle, Las Vegas, Alaska and Canada so far.
I’m looking forward to expanding it to include cosplay, fashion and more when I get the chance. In addition to my photography, I also offer graphic and web design skills. Prices to come soon.