Most artists have a point in their life where they knew this was meant for them. Do you have that moment?
I’m one of those people with too many hobbies and a project list a mile long, but I think I found out photography was meant to be a big part of my life once my daughter was born and I felt the strong urge to capture her at every stage of her life. Over the years I fell more and more in love with photography and its ability to help me remember those fleeting moments.
Documenting our children’s lives is so important. What is your secret to not getting bored with your daily life?
If there was only one moment you could photograph for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Personally I find more inspiration from things outside of photography. Where do you find inspiration most?
We all go through periods of mental blocks. How do you push past times of not finding inspiration?
Sometimes I will put down the camera for a few days and sometimes I will keep shooting. If it’s a situation where I feel like my shooting is getting monotonous and boring then I’ll keep shooting looking for something to spark my interest again. Sometimes though, I need a hard reset and I’ll put the camera down for a few days.
Who in your life inspires your art the most?
What inspires you more - light or movement?
Documentary and lifestyle photography are different to some. How would you define them?
Lifestyle, in my opinion, is a little more cleaned up. Documentary can be pretty as well, but in my case it’s usually raw and real. There are times where I am trying to capture a moment of my daughter and I run to pick up the pillows or quickly push a basket of laundry out of the way because in that moment it’s not aesthetically pleasing to my inner perfectionist. Then there are times where I see the leaves on the floor that the dogs have dragged in or the folded laundry knocked over because it’s been sitting there all day and I think, “It is what it is and this is how I want to remember it,” so I just go with it.
Would you rather continue with your life or restart it?
Would you rather reverse one decision you make every day or be able to stop time for 10 seconds every day?
Would you rather never be able to speak again or always have to say everything that is on your mind?
Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?
Would you rather lose the ability to use GPS for the rest of your life or lose the ability to use a debit or credit card?
Would you rather have eyes that can film everything or ears that can record everything?
Would you rather have unlimited storage space on your iPhone or unlimited storage space in real-life?
Would you rather walk the Great Wall of China or Amazon River?
Great Wall of China – creepy water critters aren’t my thing.
Would you rather win an Academy Award or an Olympic Gold Medal?
Olympic Gold Medal
Would you rather be fabulously famous and poor or unknown and rich?
Unknown and rich