Photography has allowed me to express myself, push my boundaries, question myself... As a young adult, I had a hard time really opening up to my surroundings. I soon realized how comfortable I was behind a camera. This is what I was looking for- a way to hide but be so present. This filter between me and reality actually allowed me to be more a part of this changing world. I feel like I can be more present behind a lens, that that's the only way I can be a part of this changing world, part of the action. From landscapes to black and white portraits, I seek to capture life, truth, everywhere. When I graduated from the Documentary Studies Program from the College of Santa Fe in 2008, I wanted to be war photographer. I wanted to photograph people in situations different from my own, and bring back stories to my community. I wanted to make it more aware of what was going on outside our bubble. Then sports and tourism in New Zealand and Switzerland caught my eye, and I made a career out of that. On my time off, I prefer colorful surroundings and serene scenery now. I enjoy being alone, and taking the time to feel the wind in my hair, appreciate the songs of birds in my ears, and take in the majestic settings surrounding me that are so visually pleasing. I'm always looking for the next mountain, the next river, the next street. This curiosity allows me to continue to travel this beautiful blue planet of ours. As time goes on, I dedicate more and more of my time to helping our Mother Earth strive. Environmental Protection Photography is the next step. This Earth gives us everything. We must respect her, and give back.