I am first and foremost an artist. I can't live without art. I think the happiest place in the world is inside an art museum. I simply love art. I love talking about it, studying it, sketching it, and just staring at it. I love how every line works together to create a larger story. And I'm a sucker for stories.
[Hopper, Degas, Kline]
So, why photography? Honestly, I love the chase. I love that I don't have control over what happens all around me. As a photographer, I find that very exciting. As much as I might pose a couple at their wedding, I really have no idea how they are going to behave. I took a landscape photography course last semester at college and boy was it tougher than I thought it would be. I knew I had always enjoyed photographing people but that class smacked me across the face and made it very obvious that I really love people and when they aren't in the frame my photos feel empty. I love the shapes they make, shadows they cast, the stupid jokes they crack, and the way they bring life to a two-demensional image. Every person is different which means every story is different. And I want to make it my mission to tell the world as many of those stories as possible.
[Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Friedlander, Cartier-Bresson]