I’ve had a camera of some kind for as long as I can remember. I brought a Kodak Instamatic on my first childhood trips to Florida to visit my grandparents. In the ‘90s I carried a little Konica point and shoot with me everywhere and documented my college years and travels. I started becoming more interested in photography as a hobby and art in the early 2000s, shortly before the digital revolution. In the past few years I’ve returned to film, picked up a bunch of vintage cameras, learned to develop and print my own black and white film, and started photographing with studio lights. I’m constantly learning and discovering more things I want to learn.
I love the process of using film in vintage cameras because it helps me create images that are timeless, contemplative, and carefully planned. I often shoot in color as well, but monochrome has helped me focus on light, texture, tone, and composition.
A Seattle native, I now live in northwest Washington, DC, with my husband and three kids, ages 11, 7, and 4. I read less frequently than I should, run slowly, and photograph constantly. If you cross my path I hope I can photograph you.