1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something that not too many people know about me is that I have been doing photography for about 6 years now. I got started on my photography journey when I joined the school yearbook staff in the 7th grade. I fell in love with capturing memories and pure moments which is how and why I am where I am today.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passions would be photography and inspiring others. Photography has changed my life in the best ways possible. Through photography I have made some of my closest friends, and nothing is better than doing what you love with those who love it too. I hope to be able to inspire others with my work in some shape or form. My biggest inspirations make me who I am today. They inspire me to follow my dreams and keep working on perfecting my art. I hope to be able to tell a story with my photographs and capture the beauty in the world and people around us.
3. What are your goals for the future?
One of my goals for the future would be to work for Vogue one day. My biggest dream is to be the creative director/photographer for Vogue. To be able to have the opportunity to work for a magazine or start my own magazine is definitely a big goal of mine. Another goal of mine, which might sound cliche, is to travel. I want to travel the world and go on adventures so I can experience different cultures and meet new people. I want to try new things and see what I've never seen before.
4. What is your definition of success?
When one is happy with their accomplishments, that's success to me. If one has learned something meaningful from any sort of situation, that is success. As long as you are happy and learning, then I think that is the best success. For example, if I take a photo that I am proud of, then I consider that a success. Or if I learn something new about photography by going on a photoshoot with a friend, that is a success as well. It's all the little victories in life that keep me going. And as for the big victories, well those are great too!
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Currently, I have three goals/projects that I am working on. The first one is to improve my photography and challenge myself by using different lighting, props, or by trying something crazy. I am all about thinking outside of the box and doing almost anything for the shot. Second, I am working on some trips for the upcoming year with some friends to just adventure and photograph as we go. I am super excited about traveling because I feel like I am able to use a different environment and create a new style that I have never done before with photography. I am all about challenging myself in different ways because I believe that this is one of the best ways to improve. I don't want to be good, I want to be better than I was yesterday and the only way I know how to do that is to keep trying and never give up. My third project is something that I have wanted to do for the longest time, which is to start my own magazine.