I was born in Oklahoma City in 1986, raised in Austin and Houston, TX. My first true encounter with photography was with my step-father, who had a darkroom and would make beautiful silver gelatin landscapes. I never achieved his talent with that genre of photography, instead choosing to focus on portraiture and long form stories. My love for history and other cultures, along with a handful of incredible Documentary teachers in college, led me to pursue my path as it is today. I believe in making thoughtful, sensitive, and descriptive photographs. My influences are Graciela Iturbide, Arnold Newman, Tim Hetherington, Josef Koudelka, and Danny Lyon, to name a few. I split my time between Texas and Mexico, and am currently researching projects on the Texas border.