I bought my first point and shoot camera when I was 13 and began photographing anything I could find. My first experiences with black and white film in high school alongside a History of Photography class that I loved were formative. Spending extra time in the dark room and studying iconic photographs in class helped shape my love of photography into a serious practice. I then studied photography at SUNY New Paltz and graduated with a BFA in 2015, focusing my thesis work on the changing visual landscape of Newburgh, NY. I am currently working on photographing close to my home and in the surrounding Hudson Valley area. I pay special attention to how light, color, and texture create poetry in ordinary objects and landscapes. In this way of seeing, both a mountaintop sunset and a grocery store parking lot can be poetic and meaningful.