Photography has always fascinated me, but for some reason, I never took the opportunity to pursue it for myself. I remember as a kid flipping through old Time, Life, and National Geographic magazines, taken in by the photos. Those seeds just took a long time to finally take root. It wasn’t until 2012 that the spark of photography began to kindle into a small fire. I was making a return visit to Bucharest, Romania to do mission/street ministry. So, I bought an Olympus Pen EPL1 on eBay to take along. Being out on the streets, meeting so many people from different walks of life with very unique and interesting life stories, really began to formulate into a desire to document what I was experiencing. I documented the trip and came home with about 20 or so decent shots and a hunger to eat up all I could to become a better photographer.
Though the mission trip to Romania really began my journey, it wasn’t until the fall of 2016 that I finally had the opportunity to really start devoting time to pursue my passion as a photographer. So, I have been at it for about 5 years.
I was drawn to street photography mainly because of its candid nature. I love the unexpectedness, the rawness of the subject manner, the simplicity of gear, the fact that you can do it anytime, anywhere. I have an appreciation of other forms of photography, but there is something about street photography that has soul and grit that drew me in. In a world of Photoshop, fake news, Instagram influencers, and constant advertising, street photography still holds true to the reality of life and I like documenting that.
StreetCore Magazine, InspiredEye Magazine, Street Photographers Magazine, Salann Magazine
London Photo Festival,The Big Picture, Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Annual Members’ Show, The Breath & The Clay Conference Gallery, Lone Tree Arts Center – Into the Rearview Mirror: A Look Back at 2020
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