Photography is an active and engaging process that provides me an opportunity to capture the perfect moment and tell a story through my camera. Whether that story echoes the soul of a city, captures an occasion in someone’s life, or documents a unique experience, I bring that story to focus. When photographing urban landscapes, I venture through the cities I’m visiting and engage with local citizens, constantly developing a rapport with people and learning about the region itself. My photographs are an extension of that conversation and I begin to understand why people love the city they live in. I’ve had the good fortune to photograph urban and natural landscapes in numerous locations, both connected and hidden, and I’m always looking forward to traveling to new places, having new experiences, meeting interesting people, and embarking on unique adventures with my camera.
In congruence with capturing the personality of both people and cities, I use light and color to lead the viewer around the composition and heighten their experience. I’m constantly seeking to push the contrast of natural light and dark tones to create a more vibrant and rich experience for the viewer. Each photograph is a way for the audience to expand their awareness of their surroundings, present a unique point of view, and bring a new meaning to an otherwise average scene. As a photographer, I’ve recently been selected to participate in “Turning Red,” an exhibition being held at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in June 2017 for my documentary photography. I’ve been published in Lar Jornada Latina, a regional Latin American publication for my documentary photography from the January Women’s March in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, I’ve won an International Macro Photography Award for my flower and insect photography. I’ve held group exhibitions for Raw: Artists in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, and have been featured with FOUND/Fuse47, an urban landscape photography installation in Baltimore, Maryland. Most recently with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, I’ve been featured in the 2018 Mayoral Selection to be displayed in the offices of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto throughout the duration of his term in office.