I am a twenty-four year old fine art photographer from Orrington, Maine and a 2014 graduate of McGill University in Montreal. Outside of four years attending university in Canada, I have always lived in Maine. I explored many areas of Maine with my family in my childhood years and continue to explore new areas today. In hindsight, it seemed inevitable that as photography became a part of my life that I would focus on the landscapes and natural beauty that surrounded me as a child.
I got my first camera (a digital SLR) at age 15 and I learned how to use the camera through trial and error. This experimental process of learning about shutter speed, exposure, aperture, etc., was an excellent experience that allowed me to develop a creative approach to photography. After about a year, I began to seriously study the technical aspects of photography. As I worked to develop my personal style, I began to share my work with others. This process of sharing and receiving constructive criticism was important as I worked through various artistic styles and directions.
Several years ago, I was fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to attend a workshop at Maine Media taught by Moose Peterson. The opportunity to spend a week with Moose and other similarly minded photographers was a fantastic experience. Photographing with him and receiving his insight and advice was an important experience for me. It was then that I began to seriously consider photography as a career.
My landscape portfolio includes both color and black and white images. Particular scenes and lighting conditions guide my decision on presentation. My work has been accepted into juried art shows in New England and I have received numerous awards.
Having recently graduated, I am now beginning this new chapter in my life as a full-time fine art photographer. I look forward to applying all that I have learned and continue to learn as I work to translate my artistic vision into aesthetically pleasing and meaningful art.