Aloha, I am a Hawaii based photographer that resides on the island of Oahu. I am a current enrolled student in the Pacific New Media program run by Professor David Ulrich. As a photographer I continue to explore both portraiture and landscape photography. I see these two genres having distinct similarities for me as they both evoke emotion and a deeper connection tp the world around me. Portraiture has helped me develop a better understanding of the human condition and has cultivated empathy for others in this sometimes fragmented society. Landscape photography has helped me develop a deeper connection to the earth and the spirit that inhabits the natural landscape. Photography has become an important way for me to express my ideas, concerns, or appreciation for the beautiful and complex world we live in. I view art has an important and powerful influence on society and I would like to contribute to that influence in some way. Thank you for your time, Mahalo.