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 as my mentor, 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 captures 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 are 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.
I find that I prefer 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. Shockingly enough, I did not shoot on color film stock until I enrolled in college – 16 years after picking up a camera! To this day I still prefer the look of film over a digital medium; contrary to the name of my company: The Death of Film.