Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
I fell in love with photography a long time ago. I was 14 when I first started taking photos. I was fascinated about capturing moments, sunsets, anyone that would let me make an image of them, probably mostly my sisters. Honestly I was pretty shy at 14. But eventually that fell by the wayside. My first camera was a film Minolta SRT200, now very antiquated, but felt like state of the art back then! As time went by I began to take photography more seriously. I knew it was something I wanted to make a career of. In college I set my sites on photojournalism, the rest is history.
I chose photography because I wanted to show people the best about themselves. I wanted to show the world in a different way that makes people think deeper. You see, photography is so much more than capturing an image. To me it's expressing yourself.
We all have different perspectives. When someone takes a photo they are sharing their perspective, and I think that is pretty awesome. If 10 people take a photo of the same subject, I guarantee that the photo will look different from each person.
Through my images I want capture the best aspects of my subject and tell their story. I want people to feel what the subject is feeling. Every time I pick up a camera I love photography more.