I am an educator, musician, and photographer. Photography engages me very intimately with the world, making me feel present and purposeful rather than fragmented, distracted, and disconnected. Photographs must be an emotional experience for me: I need to capture how I feel in any given context. If there’s no feeling for me in the ephemeral moment, then the photograph falls flat. Photography is my heart’s remembrance: it allows me to share with others powerful ephemeral moments.