Ever since I could walk, I have had a camera in my hand. It may have been a plastic camera and I may have just been imitating my mom at the time, who took thousands of photos of my sister and I growing up, but the fact remains the same. Visual imagery is my calling and I got the message.
Inspired by my black and white 35mm photography class in high school, I quickly fell in love with developing my own film and learning everything I could to improve his art. Around the same time, I also volunteered to create my high school’s Homecoming court introduction video, which was to be played at an assembly in front of the whole school. It was at that moment as the rowdy high school crowd became silent and transfixed on my video from the opening shot to the fade out accompanied by a full house of applause that I knew that was what I wanted to do.
Today, I am still constantly striving to learn new things that will take my work to the next level. I am fascinated with new technology, but I love embracing classic techniques and experimenting with alternative processes and ideas from old analog techniques and cameras to the newest in digital technology, camera movements and lighting. It’s the final result of all my hard work coming together and people’s reactions to the final product that I live for.