When I was a child, I fantasized being Indiana Jones. I wanted to explore the world and uncover hidden truths. It was no until my grandmother put a camera in my hands that I start seeing the world in a different light.
In 2008, my father was deployed to Iraq, this being his second war, I was fearful for his safety. I glued myself to the news and magazine that brought reports back on the war. During that time I was working as fashion and portrait photography. When looking for inspiration, I stumble on an article in Vanity Fair Magazine. A photo essay by Tim Hetherington grabs ahold of me. Seeing the visual story of a soldier's life. I knew right then and there that this was what I wanted to do with my life.
Photography became the only thing I know, over the years I have taken any opportunity to pursue my dream in becoming a photojournalist.
My work is driven by the lives of others. I seek out stories that help me understand conditions of society. I follow a workflow and ethical approach when taking pictures, I capture honest scenes that tell a story about an individual or event and share it to those that want to see.
I believe that photography is about connection and creating with others and that one image can tell a thousand words, but a series can tell a story.