My love of photography started early in life. I remember making a ‘camera’ out of an oatmeal container in elementary school and being fascinated with the results. Most of my life after that, I was the one of my friends and family with a camera, documenting everything and anything, working on the yearbooks in school, giving copies of the memories of certain moments to those involved, recording family moments that otherwise would have been lost.
After college I moved to Wyoming, leaving behind most everything that was familiar and photography became a way to share my life with family and friends. Although that continues to be a big part of what and why I take photographs, I have noticed that something has also changed. When I am behind the camera, that is one of the few times that everything else stops, when I am just in the moment, when any and all confusion that may be on my mind, ceases. There is a freedom in being behind the camera, the questions asked of you are different, the answers a bit less complicated.