We often moved when I was growing up. My mother gifted me my first little camera at seven years old, and ever since, I have taken photographs of people & places I love as a way to hold onto those moments that were worthy of immortalizing.
At twelve years old, I found a mentor to teach me how to develop film and print images. I began immersing myself in the darkroom - it is still one of my favorite places.
I have since had the honor of partaking in world-renowned art shows, such as Paris Photo, Basel, and AiPAD.
Through serendipity combined with years of pouring myself into my art, I have showcased alongside artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Basquiat. Seeing my art hung alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson - who brought us the Decisive Moment- was a dream come true.
[Made possible by Eric Franck Fine Arts in London.]
We Are Never the
Same Person Twice
I find inspiration through living in diverse environments- those that teach me about rewilding, learning to walk with confidence, alone by the light of the moon. From that stillness, I return to the bustling metropolis, the marble jungles. I explore paradox and juxtapositions. I seek that which resonates.
Bridging the tangible & intangible elements of existence is what interests me most. I find it compelling when I am lost for words. There are things I experience & yet cannot put into words. It is during these times when the cat's got my tongue that I turn to make art.
I fell in love with the camera in a time before photoshop when a photograph was the
equivalent to truth.
I ❤️ Creativity & Resonance
I studied Journalism and Visual Communications at Richmond American International University in London, a university whose motto was Unity in Diversity.
In a course entitled Mind, Body & Identity, I learned about a photograph of a little girl, Kim Phuc Phan Thi, running naked from napalm in North Vietnam. I have never forgotten my teacher saying with great resolve that this image was paramount in breaking the war– by opening the people's hearts.
I have since witnessed many times that:
Art changes people & people change the world...
These human experiences bring me to my knees and often stay with me- guiding me toward how best to make my mark. Knowing that a shot from a camera can have more reach than a bullet from a gun, affirmed my desire to embrace the camera as a tool for freedom.
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