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Some people travel because they want to find themselves. I travel to lose myself. I don't want reassurance of who I am. I want a glimpse of who I could be. Consistent, persistent, repetitive routine. That's how we develop habits. Good or bad. And if we're not careful we can begin to confuse these habits with who we are. -JD.  


Picking up a camera and becoming a photographer wasn’t something that I had envisioned for myself. It wasn’t plan A, B, nor was it plan C. It was just something that I said, this is what I’m going to do. There wasn’t much thought that went into that decision, and it didn’t come easy. I started off with my parents' camera, an old point and shoot, where I learned about composition. I quickly upgraded to a used Canon Rebel that I was able to score on Craigslist for a bargain price. Here I began playing with tripods and long exposures and really deep diving into photography and all its glory. While attending community college I chose B&W photography as one of my electives. This opened my eyes to photography in its rawest form, shooting with film. In that class I was introduced to the darkroom where we’d develop our photos and manipulate them by dodging and burning. Since then I have been learning as much as I can about the art of photography, all while traveling and putting what I’ve been learning to work. 

Photographers who have Inspired me

Ansel Adams

Chris Burkard

Jimmy Chin

Alen Palander


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