1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I am obsessed with Simon Cowell. I don’t even have a good reason why. I just love him.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passions in life are people and photos. I love being able to put those two together, and being able to tell a story through a simple portrait. Aside from taking photos, I also love exploring all other types of art. I especially love ceramics and being able to build my own mugs and bowls. I’ve also been experimenting with embroidery a bit, mostly making my own t-shirts. I also love doing anything outdoors, going to concerts, and lots and lots of roller blading.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I have a lot of different interests, so my goals are a bit all over the place. I would love to continue doing photography for a while. I want to keep shooting weddings, creating styled shoots, and in the future, maybe even work on some projects with Darling Magazine (my favorite). I would also love to go back to school one day and get a degree in something completely different and new (I currently have a Bachelor of Arts in Photography). Marine biology is at the top of that list, but we’ll see what happens. I also have this dream of opening up my own roller rink - complete with 70s decor, live bands and alcoholic milkshakes - but I think I’ll have to wait a few more years for that one.
4. What is your definition of success?
Turning your passions into money. When you pursue art as a career, it comes with the expectation that you’re supposed to be poor (this stigma doesn’t just come with pursuing the arts, this is just what I relate to). Being able to work on something that you’re so fiercely passionate about and getting paid for that is the most rewarding and incredible feeling. Money is not the definition of success, but rather how you earned it.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Right now, I’m working on a collaborative project with my friend Sydney Cisco. I don’t want to share too much, but we’re in the process of creating a photo/art book about women and womanhood and we’re so excited to share it soon. Keep your eyes peeled!