I feel like I was born with a camera in my hand. My first memory of photography started at the age of two. My camera of choice: a toy Polaroid camera. My subject: My Mom, taking a picture of me while I shuttered one of her. My creative life is strongly influenced by women and I think that is a wonderful thing. Aside from my mother, my aunt and high school photography teacher introduced me to this world of capturing images and developing memories. In fact, most of the images I capture are of strong, fierce women in unforgiving landscapes. There is something very powerful in freezing a moment in time and reliving it whenever you choose, which is why people were my favorite subjects. Shooting landscapes are always great but once you insert a subject (human) into the frame, the image changes to one of life rather than earth. Currently I am working on a project where I manipulate the film before developing to create an almost abstract painterly quality. One should always push themselves into the unknown to truly find what one can achieve.
I love the classy aesthetic of black and white film stock and developing processes but I also constantly experiment and manipulate color film stock and developing processes with abstract methods to distress the medium. Which is what I am currently working on under the project name Spacedust. A book will be introduced under the same name in late 2019.