When I was 13 years old, I was asked to take a portrait of a couple of family members who were in town. At this point, the only camera I had ever utilized was a little Razr cell phone. I held the camera up, looked through the viewfinder, took the camera away from my face, and asked my mom if she could scoot a bit closer to my uncle. I moved in order to arrange the family in the middle of the photograph, then proceeded to take a series of photos from other angles for differentiation. My mom began to giggle to herself and when I asked her why, she told me she’d never seen me so interested in anything as I was with the composition of a single photograph before. Her comment encouraged me to continue shooting.

I majored in photography and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. I currently live in Seattle and work at an architectural firm as the head of their Resource Library, as well as their in-house photographer.