I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. My interest in photography began when I was around 7 years old. First camera I remembered playing with was a Polaroid One-Step 600 Instant Camera. I was just having fun with it. My parent and I used to stop by grocery store every Sundays but I’d always at the magazine section to look at amazing photographs of animals, high fashion, landscapes, lighting and some artistic designs. I’d always wonder how does it works, how to capture high quality images. So, I would just take a camera with me everywhere I go from middle school to field trips, to learn but I still don’t understand every camera settings. Age around 16; I started building computers and stay focus as my main goal. I just do not believe I will ever be like one of those photographers on magazines. I went to college majored in Information Technology and then I felt like it wasn’t enough, so I found filmmaking and I been experimented shooting videos and editing but photography was just a hobby at that time.
In 2009, I joined RIT/NTID and my main focus was filmmaking. This is when video DSLR days started becoming popular. The videos that I saw online blew my mind, so I ended up bought a DSLR. It wasn’t easy as I thought it was. It takes time to learn how to create high quality movies and photos. This is when photography started to come back and I discovered a lot of things about camera settings and everything. I took courses to study digital photography. It helps me understand better and then I started to have love and passion for photography. I constantly learning about art and photography that keep challenging me to think outside the box and realized that it is all that takes to capture like one of those famous photographers that I see in the magazines years ago. My style of photography is all about being creative to express and show work that people do not see every day. I had completed all the courses from NTID and received AOS Degree in Graphic Technology in 2013.
My favorite quote:
"Don’t get bogged down with the technical side of things. Just get out and create! Explore, take risks, repeat the process and build a body of work.” -- Joel Grimes