What are your earliest memories related to art?
I remember taking pictures with my parents’ 35mm camera.
How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?
It probably started in middle school in art class. I really enjoyed creating things out of clay and just art class in general.
What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?
It has been a slow gradual process. I have always enjoyed taking pictures of moments of my life and of things that I found beautiful. I slowly learned more and more about the photography process which allowed me to capture more breathtaking pictures. My evolution is still continuing and I am still thriving to learn about the process.
What is your process like?
Most of the time I try to find a location that has features that capture my eye. Once I find those locations I will thoroughly go through the location until I am satisfied with what I have captured. Other times it will be spontaneous and I will just go out with my camera and capture whatever I come across.
Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?
Not at the moment.
What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?
I try to capture the images however I find them. I try my best to not manipulate the area. I do control how the image turns out through photoshop or lightroom, but in the process I try to make it as lifelike and normal as if you were there seeing it yourself.
Where do you see your work going from here?
I would love to be able to shoot for some sort of photography magazine or company, preferably dealing with wildlife or nature.