I consider myself a late bloomer in photography as well as being self-taught. My first real experience with the medium was during my undergrad in Architecture where I would rent a camera and use the schools lab facilities to document projects. Prior to that, I credit my enrollment in an after school art program for the development of my sense of composition. Shifting from the brush to camera was natural as I now composed with a lens, light, lines, angles and the environment. My years in film were short, but my love for it allowed me to grasp the critical lessons and thought processes that I have carried through to the digital medium.
My inspiration stems from the subject matter I compose with. Urban centers with their architecture and grown forms have always fascinated me. A building is more than a typical shelter; it shapes our behavior and interaction with the space it defines. We also infuse the city with our collective sense of self that creates different perspectives within space as time goes on. The process of leaving home with a camera in hand, not knowing where I will end up or what I will bear witness too, is a humbling and therapeutic experience. I am also enthralled by documentary and photojournalistic work. The mélange of text and imagery to help convey an emotion, situation or condition is key as I look to share and develop my experience within the medium.