I bought my first point and shoot camera when I was 13 and began photographing anything I could find. My first experiences with the darkroom in high school at Newburgh Free Academy were formative. I spent extra time every day on my work and took it quite  seriously. I also had an extraordinary History of Photography class where we studied iconic photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lang, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams. I further 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.