why photography

Richard Avedon said "If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.”  

That is exactly how I feel. A photographer by nature. There is level of truth and a level of mystery in photographs that I find endlessly extraordinary. I crave taking photos. I see moments and yearn to document them. I remember the first time I developed film as vividly as a cherished childhood memory. I spent hours in the darkroom avoiding my youth and growing tremendously.

This year I am excited to grow again. To evolve as a photographer. Through personal projects, portrait sessions and anything else I can capture I intend to challenge myself. I've always known photography was a part of me but only recently did I decide to surrender to my passion, take a leap of faith and give it my all.

I am excited to blog my adventure and share my journey.
 

these three inspire me and keep me hopeful and determined