Yuri is pronounced Jü[r]ē – but the English pronunciation of "Yuri" is fine as well :)
I’m a Surinamese-American born and raised in the Bronx. Growing up I was surrounded by street and influential art. I developed an interest in figure drawing and painting which encouraged me to enroll in the High School of Art and Design. After graduating, I continued to expand my artistic knowledge and gain experience. My passion for the Arts led me to obtain an MFA studying Art Direction from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. By day I work as an Art Director and by night, a passionate Photographer. My design aesthetic is clean and simple. I work to portray “SOUL,” an inner emotion expressed through fine art and design. My photos capture light and shadow by revealing the message between them.