Born in 1986, I grew up in New Hampshire. My interests in the arts began with the trumpet in the fifth grade. I stuck with it through high school but along the way developed a passion for drumming. After immersing myself in jazz music in high school I was accepted to the music conservatory at Purchase College where I earned my BFA in jazz performance.
While at Purchase I studied abroad in Amsterdam. During my time in Holland I found myself more interested in taking photographs and documenting the world around me than locking myself in a practice room or even playing music with others. This experience affected me deeply and after graduating from college I decided to make a change and become a photographer.
'Becoming a photographer' has been a slow and gradual process including apprenticing for established photographers, working as a newspaper photographer, and now blending photojournalism together with commercial client work. My ultimate goal is to make images that reflect reality and the truth behind the people in them. I approach my subjects humbly, allowing them to open up and be the best, true version of themselves.
I'm a member of the Family Photojournalist Association (FPJA).
Photo by Roseann Baker