As a child, living in other countries instilled a curiosity for the unique, the unfamiliar, and new takes on familiar things. As an adult I have developed a strong love and connection for Japan and spend time living there each year. Amidst other cultures and atmospheres, I want to find a sense of understanding beyond casual viewership. 

 

Photography has shown me a world, both farther reaching and more closely connected, than I realized. I get a chance to examine and appreciate moments of meaning -- joy, sorrow, innocence, struggle, introspection, tranquility. I am interested in pairing a simplified, dreamlike stylistic approach with emotional content to present compelling imagery for interpretation by the viewer.