I grew up in the comforts of the sleepy south in Augusta, Georgia. At 15, I received my first camera for Christmas. I started taking pictures of bugs and flowers in my backyard. Very soon I became lost in a world that I discovered looking through a lens. Photography became and continues to be the ultimate escape for me. As I grew braver as a photographer, I started recruiting family and friends to model for me. I quickly found people more fascinating subjects than flowers and now focus primarily on portraiture. I’ve always had a curious spirit, and a camera gives me an excuse to stare at people. I moved to New York City when I was 18 to work in a photography studio. At 21, I live in Los Angeles, California working as a freelance photographer. I find the California sun very agreeable.