I am a West Michigan based photo retoucher and photographer. These fish portraits are my creative outlet that help keep me sane during long periods of product outlining and retouching.
I have been fascinated with bettas for years. I am intrigued by their aggressive nature and how they so frequently live in small spaces all by themselves. They are so colorful, have attitude and personality. This is what I try to capture. Another thing that I am drawn to is the beauty and texture of the fins. At times they can look like the petal of a flower or that they are dancing through the water. In the koi images I again was attracted to their color and how they seemed to be brush strokes of paint swimming through the water.