I dreamed of becoming an artist since I was a little girl living in Las Vegas. When I was very young, my grandmother introduced me to photography with her dinky semi-automatic 35mm film camera. She saw the magic in a moment between family and friends and captured the innate beauty in everyday things. She inspired me to capture sacred things around me, and I believe that has translated to my art as an adult.
My work is about capturing the emotions in the moment the image was taken. There is a bit of nostalgia in my art. Like looking back fondly on a memory, the moment has passed but the sentiment remains. I've always felt film is the best medium to express the beauty in human connections and the human experience- the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic matter existing in the same frame.
After graduating college in Washington, D.C., I bought an old school bus and slowly converted it into my motorhome. I hightailed it out of the city and spent a few seasons in Appalachia where I traded farm work for land to park. I also freelanced weddings and events to keep myself afloat. After some more months drifting around Northern New England working as an herbalist and photographer, I got an offer in San Francisco and proceeded to make a 5500 mile journey across the country in my old bus- I'm happy to say the bus survived the journey! I've now settled in San Francisco and am actively freelancing events and private portrait sessions around the Bay!
I'm an environmentalist as much as I am an artist. My objective is to leave as little impact on the earth as possible. It's crucial to lead by example in order to be a proper proponent to a cause. There is a symbiotic relationship between humans and plants. We can not take without giving, and we can not take more than we need. I live my life according to that mantra.