Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
I love art, and I love people, so becoming a visual journalist was really the only option for me. It makes a lot of sense, after all. I harbor a relentless desire to photograph faces, stories, and lives, as they are, in the moment. I am obsessed with capturing and preserving the perfectly imperfect essence of humans, in all their flawed, authentic glory, not to neatly summarize them in a series of pretty pictures, but to continue to do my part in helping to build upon and add to these stories. That is the greatest thing about human beings after all; we are never finished.