I started photographing in high school and put my creative life on hold until fifteen years ago when I took a workshop with Mary Ellen Mark in Oaxaca Mexico, whose work I had admired as a young girl. She was able to bring the artist out in me. I see the world in a different way through a lens, with compassion, seeking quiet moments. Connecting on a level that is only achieved through trust by going back, year after year. I feel grateful and honored that these families have let me into their lives.
With Mary Ellen's passing I have decided to continue with my long term project which has become a passionate part of my life.
These photos are taken with c41 film and an all manual Leica.