1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Not many people know I actually took a break from photography my sophomore year of high school to pursue music. And then once I quit music to focus on going back to school to get my degree in design, I picked it back up and just dove into photography all over again.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Well there are a couple besides photography. I'm still into music, definitely not as much as I used to be though. Music has always played a huge role in my life and I honestly don't think I could ever really drop it completely. And then I also skateboard; I've been skateboarding since 5th grade and for some crazy reason it just has stuck with me all throughout these years. I really believe that a lot of my art and creativity stems from skateboarding and the skateboarding culture.
3. What are your goals for the future?
After freelancing with photography for almost a year, one goal I have is to go back to the freelance world. I absolutely love my 9-5 job, but it doesn't compare to how much I loved to freelance with photography. And it most definitely doesn't give me the satisfying feeling I got after completing a photo set I put together by myself from start to finish. I also want to focus more on the fashion side of photography and work with bigger brands such as H&M, Brandy Melville, Pitaya, and American Eagle.
4. What is your definition of success?
I think everyone has a very different definition of success. Some believe the bigger the paycheck, the more successful you are. Perhaps they base it off of how many followers they have, or how famous they become. But after being a part of so many different lifestyles, I would define "success" as the happiness you get from accomplishing something you set your mind to. It doesn't really matter what the number in your bank account may be, or how much publicity it may give you; if you are 100% happy with an outcome and it's something that you have truly put your body and soul into, then you are successful.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I have quite a few projects I'm working on right now. Some I can talk about and some I really can't go into detail about. I am working with a few brands I never ever thought I'd be able to work with. Some of them are local to my area and the others are spread all across the country. I am currently in the middle of working on a zine; I believe that photo viewing has a completely different feel in a physical form, and I really want people to enjoy the work I have created in a more tangible form. And then I have been working on a personal project for quite some time now, I have been taking more film photos for myself. I'm still posting some of the photos after the development, but I'm not really looking for anything to do with them other than capture these moments for myself to look back on in 20, 30, 40 plus years.