I am a New York City based photographer and art educator. I graduated The School Of Visual Arts, NYC in 2012 and attended post-graduate school at New Jersey City University. I create photographs and paintings with the intent to provoke internal questioning. I experiment with alternative photographic processes such as cyanotypes polaroid emulsion lifts, and liquid light. I aim to capture a new decisive moment in present day though the use of historic photographic equipment and processes with hopes in gaining a deeper understanding of the human condition though tactile art making.
My thesis photography project titled Melissa was based on the notion of society defining what is appropriate for an individual based solely on their age. It has been claimed that individuals are molded by both nature and nurture. However, is there a definitive turning point in a person’s life transitioning them from childhood to adult? What makes these two worlds so entirely different?