When I was six years old, I took my grandmother’s disposable Kodak camera and took my first pictures. They were of my grandmother’s Kenmore dishwasher, white tiled floor, and old brown refrigerator. I knew immediately that a camera changes the way in which you can see and experience life. Although I have upgraded cameras since the age of six, I am still inspired by everyday life and people. My goal is for viewers look at their everyday surroundings with a fresh perspective. To realize that where they live and the people around them are inherently beautiful.
While taking photography classes in High School, I realized that my main interest was photographing people in ordinary surroundings. I try to choose locations that are used and unappreciated on an everyday basis. I believe that many people overlook their daily environments and I like to create images that highlight those surroundings and elevate them from an ignored landscape or lifestyle into art.
Currently, I have a few different projects that I’m working on. I am completing multiple projects at school which have been challenging me to photograph objects that I would not normally consider. These projects push my boundaries from outdoor, ambient light photos to indoor photos, night photography, and still-life photography. I’m also working on a blog where I photograph my family and the different places we visit.