Hello, and thanks so much for visiting my site! This page is about getting to know me and my journey in photography a little bit better, so here we go!
I've been actively pursuing photography as a career since 2010, although it's been a hobby of mine for much longer than that. I was about 8 years old when I got my first camera, and I shot the whole roll of film in a couple of hours. I was so fascinated by the process and how it could capture what I was seeing in the tiny box and turn it into a photograph. I couldn't wait to see the results after the film was developed. Over the years, I have learned how to wait until there is a moment worth capturing, and I am a lot more patient when it comes to getting the finished product.
When I lived in New York at the age of 17, I called my mother to ask her about photography techniques. I was finally ready to learn the technical side of photgraphy. My mother used to have her own photography business before I was born, so she was an amazing resource for me. I grew up in front of the camera and was constantly surrounded by the wonderful images she captured of our family growing up. You might say photography is in my blood. My mother never pushed it on me but was always incredibly supportive when I expressed interest in learning more. When she realised that my hobby had turned into a passion, she bought me my first professional camera. Since then, it has since grown from hobby, to passion, to way of life. When I was 25, I moved to Seattle, WA where I found the most incredible community of photographers who helped me grow both technically and artistically in my photography.
I could not imagine my life without photography. I am an artist, and my expression is through my photos. I believe there will always be something new to learn, always a new way to look at the world. My ultimate goal in photography is to create images that make people feel something. I strive to make more than just pretty pictures. I want to inspire people. I want to make people see things in a different way. I want to make art that means something. Making art is a never ending, constantly evolving, living breathing thing. I hope that as I continue to learn and grow as a person that my work will always grow as well.
Before I finish, I must thank a few people. I am one of the luckiest people in the world. I have parents and family who love and support me no matter how crazy my ideas are. I have friends who accept me no matter how quirky and crazy I get. And, I have a whole world of people to learn from. And, last but certainly not least, thank YOU for visiting my site. Thanks for taking the time to check out my work. Thanks to everyone, and infinite amounts of love to you all!
Here's the latest photo in my self-portrait series!