Even before I was a photographer, I was a traveler. From roadtrips across states, to backpacking Europe, to sailing in Greece, this was how and when I felt most myself. To me, the most beautiul things are when the senses are engaged; sights, sounds, and tastes that draw you in at every new destination. I enjoy the unexpected and often find myself intentionally getting lost just to discover what was down that country dirt road. It is this same sense of wonder that led me to the field of photography. Traveling with a camera heightened the experiences and allowed me to connect with the people and places I was discovering in a more intimate way. The inspiring souls I meet on this journey, fuel my desire to create.
"These are the days that must happen to you", is a line from the Walt Whitman poem, Song of the Open Road. The celebration of time and place are present within its verses, as well as the challenge to discover more outside the confines of ink and pater. To him, the road represents a communal place where people from all walks of life come together to share a path of discovery. The road also signifies mobility, allowing one to travel to new places, spaces, states of mind and land. These nine words have become my mantra and as a result, I find myself en route quite often.