I was born in California and moved to Washington in 2010 in pursuit of my Masters in Fine Art. I completed my MFA at University of Idaho. The dramatic landscape of the Northwest was captivating and a huge inspiration to my work. I began to do a series, photographing some of the abandoned houses in the area. I was not trying to document them, as some photographers seek to do, but I was trying to interpret them. To translate what I saw into a feeling that could be communicated through a picture. My process involves visiting a place over a long span of time and getting to know a place, like you would a friend. Cold winter days create a very different feel then bright spring afternoons. From hundreds, sometimes even thousands of pictures taken, I choose the one that is the truest interpretation of the place. That is the image I choose to share with the rest of the world. An image that takes something rejected and abandoned and portrays it as relevant and often beautiful. My aim is to let the place speak and use the media of photography to enhance the message and communicate the feel of the places I visit.