I have enjoyed photography since the first time I got my hands on a camera. I have been fascinated with these little technological contraptions that have evolved in wild ways over the years. I got into photography primarily with the point-and-shoot style cameras.
A Sony Cybershot was my starter and I used it primarily through my college years, capturing odd angles and odd people, as I developed my own style. As I exited college and moved to Alaska and began to travel more, I upgraded to a Panasonic Lumix with a metal body that was able to handle a large amount of abuse. I was very active and adventurous and took that camera everywhere. After dropping it off of a 60 ft. rock ledge in Denali on a hike- I can still vividly see it plummeting through the air as the battery shot out of the bottom. I retrieved the camera and with a new battery it powered right back up–I decided on another exact same model at the end of the first ones’ life.
Over the years, I have developed my own keen awareness and way of seeing and perceiving the world around me. I have remained active and with the advent of quality camera phones and a bent toward minimalism, for years I have only used my phone to stop moments and document them precisely as they are. I believe my skill in the medium is my perspective, as I hold little expertise with technical gear and camera settings.
This project is to serve as a portfolio of my artistic approach to photography, as well as an exhibition or narration of the memories, moments, and people present throughout the course of my life.