Since I began, photography has been an incredible source of joy for me. I’m thrilled to have been able to experience so many places and work with philanthropic organizations that use images to make a positive difference in our world.
The purpose and process in which I shoot have always remained the same. Whether I’m photographing a nine-year-old schoolgirl in Kenya or a sweeping vista in the Sierra Nevada, I believe that to document something accurately and respectfully, the subject needs to be in its environment and on its own terms. I capture how and what I see at the precise moment that I deem to be the most important in one image instead of using overly complex digital processes to create the point I’m trying to make.
When following my aspirations and chasing my muse, comfort is never a factor. It is of paramount importance to represent a subject faithfully and authentically when photographing. Doing so properly is tough, mentally straining, and often physically demanding work in order to be on location when the moment arrives and the light is right. To me, content and light are everything.
I choose to make images all over the world as a tool to communicate our similarities as people and illustrate the paradoxical relation of fragility, resilience, and strength in the world around us.
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