My interest in photography began while I was in high school. I took a photography class because it was a "blow off" class and essentially a free credit towards graduating. My teacher was terrible, uninterested in teaching the criteria, and in a constant state of annoyance. Regardless I fell in love with this visual art and created the cheesiest, Photoshopped images every emo high school kid dreamed of .
In my senior year of high school, I was gifted my first Polaroid and that is when I became infatuated with film. However I drifted away from photography many times over the years by being distracted by other forms of art - music production, modeling, fire dancing, you name it. But I always came back to photography.
I think everyone has a very interesting relationship with the arts. There is the constant art that walks next to you all of your life, art that comes and goes like a confusing relationship that you don't want to end, and arts that you practice for a while and just fully stop (believe it or not, I was playing five instruments at one point but gave it all up and switched gears). But taking photographs was always an art that stood by me ever since I discovered it. Film, digital, old dusty cameras that really didn't even work, Polaroids, you name it.
I am specifically interested in fashion, portrait, and landscape photography. Pretty much my entire background is fashion and portrait but after moving to the PNW, I crave taking photos of nature more and more. I think what I love most about photography is that you can create on one single image that may speak a thousand words.
To get started on my photography page, here are some of my favorite photos I've taken over the years. Varying mediums from digital, 120 film, 35mm film, and Polaroid instant film.
Model in order of images: Nicole Vaunt, Chantell Moody, Fannie, Edie Sunday, Rebecca Alice, Torrie Blake, Brytny Shea, Romain Fricaud, Jessa Peters, Brytny Shea, Jessa Peters, Torrie Blake