As the product of two parents who love art and cinema, it was perhaps inevitable that a fascination with images would form as soon as I was old enough to hold a camera. I began by taking photos on film, developing my work in a darkroom when I was thirteen years old. Though the technology has changed over time, my obsession with visual storytelling remains the same. Stories, in whatever form they take, are the biggest source of inspiration in my work.
Each place we inhabit tells a story, sometimes with a scream, and sometimes with a whisper. My work is often inspired by the stories I discover in the Pacific Northwest, where I currently call home. The horizon is strewn with mountains and skyscrapers, an intersection between urban landscape and untamed nature. My choice of subjects, within this environment, are a reflection of the intimacy between myself and the diverse compositions I encounter. These current photos are a meditation on the forests of the Northwest, at once lush and romantic, dark and wild.