1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I'm a pretty introverted person but when I'm online I become extroverted. There's an even playing field it seems when you are on the internet. People don't have an expectation of you if they don't fully know you, so you can curate how you want your presence to look. I appear to be extroverted online because I love interacting with people, reply to dm's and commenting on people's work. In reality, I LOVE alone time and spend hours editing or watching tutorials on Youtube. Don't get me wrong, I'll meet new people all the time but I prefer it to be in groups of one or two people than a large crowd.
2. What are your biggest passions?
My biggest passion in life, at the moment, is photography. It drives me. It makes me work beyond myself and allows me to connect with the world. What's in my heart or mind can be pushed towards a concept and that concept can come to life through photos. It's so beautiful to me, to create something from so little. Art is something that I've always had a deep connection with, and using photography as my medium lets me create what I want the world to see.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goal for the future is to become a creative director of a small or large brand, preferably a fashion label. I want to curate brand identity that people have yet to experience. I want to create that feeling of desirability within the brand without overindulgence. I know that becoming a creative director doesn't happen over night, I know that it takes time. I'm willing to wait it out and use this time while i'm young to soak in as much culture, art, and experience as I can. When I'm a creative director I want the brand to be timeless, and with time, I believe I can achieve that.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success to me isn't by monetary value, it's by what you can't buy. I don't need to be rich, or have a big house; I want the ability to travel, see the world, create art and be able to make deep connections with people. When I was in college, I studied abroad in London and Sweden, and what made those experiences priceless were the people I met, the places I saw, and the growth I experienced. I'm successful when I develop myself; I'm successful when I never stop growing as a person.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Right now, I'm working on a few editorials with some teams in Minneapolis. I want to dive into moving picture and story telling with my images. This doesn't mean a full motion picture or even a short film but rather small clips to convey a feeling/ vibe. I want my audience to feel a deeper connection to my work by seeing it move and flutter throughout the screen. Hopefully the editorials we create will able to do that.
Featured: Maiya Hartman and Jordan Starks for my Sweet Dream editorial with Stylist Trevor Small, Sophia Stewart and Makeup Artist Quinn Nelson; Andra Nechita for Next Model Management, Priscilla Rouse with Jennifer Lauriers on makeup; Genét Jean-Pierre; Sarah Kamsin and Célina Kane's Monstera Fascinator hat