Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a visual journalist living in Chicago. I am passionate about photo and video documentary storytelling, and I’ve been lucky enough to have worked on assignments throughout the United State as well as internationally in Cuba, Germany and South Africa. Before moving to Chicago, I lived in Washington, D.C. and in Miami, Florida, which is where I’m from originally. When I’m not keeping up with all things journalism, I’m usually exploring Chicago or hanging out with my dog, Cody.
What kinds of art do you create?
I work on documentary photography and video. I like to capture the people and places around me as I encounter them, and I enjoy telling stories in that way.
How did you get started?
I actually picked up my first camera when I was in middle school. I became the photo editor of the middle school magazine with the full intention of switching over to being a writer shortly after becoming part of the staff. Instead, I fell in love with photography and ended up pursuing visual journalism through high school, college and graduate school. I feel very fortunate that I can work in a profession that I love today.
In one sentence, briefly describe your artistic style:
Since my work is documentary focused, it is very much about capturing life as it is but also about finding beauty in the ordinary.