As an adolescent growing up in San Francisco, I was constantly fascinated by the different technologies around us in our daily lives. What was the science behind it all that allowed it to work? From staring at the microwave cooking my meals, to understanding how the car started when the key was twisted in the ignition - I found myself questioning the how and why behind all of it.
To contrast that was my upbringing by my family, chalk full of musicians. I was always influenced by the arts and especially music from an early age and I always desired to follow in those footsteps. I longed to find a path to express myself in a way that would implement both my scientific interests and artistic pedigree, but always fell short of finding that satisfaction I craved. That was until a friend recommended I try photography. From the moment I picked up my first camera, I knew it was meant to be. Hearing a professor of mine tell me “photography is the perfect balance of art and science” was all the confirmation I needed.
My philosophy is that every image tells a unique story because it was captured at that one specific moment in time that can never be recreated. Every photograph has a story, no matter how simple or complex it may be and through my work I convey that in each and every moment captured.