My working definition of Hope...
Hope is defined as the feeling of expectation and the dream for something to happen. My name has inspired a life long creative search for joy, beauty, adventure, color, community, and connection. A passport, a camera, and people are my favorite tools for uncovering untold stories and collecting moments of existence worthy of being documented. My photographs strive to visually narrate moments of spontaneity and the fullness of life. Nature, sunlight, friends, family, and strangers are my willing subjects.
I believe God has created me to create. Light is an important component of exposure in photography and is a reoccurring theme in my work. My faith compels me to shine light on darkness and guide my generation’s feet in the path of peace. Through photography, short films, and printmaking I aim to visually represent spirituality and the inexplicable.
I aspire to grow in my understanding of God, eternity, and my identity by wandering the world with a camera in my hands and hope in my heart. My creative journey is full of adventure as I travel through life. The destination is not determined, but the journey and hope found along the way is documented.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
-Mary Ritter Beard
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls."