Based in The Berkshires of Western, MA; between NYC & Boston.
I'm an outgoing, extremely dedicated artist - working behind and in front of the lens. constantly learning, creating my own sets, applying makeup, dreaming up ideas, learning lighting, as well staying on top of business. I humbly and very much need many models, clients, hairdressers, designers and fellow photographers to collaborate with me to help build my New, Better, Bigger and more Bad-ass portfolio(s) - Modeling, Photography, and Makeup.
It really all began with a friend's computer webcam in 2000. Photography called to me and I answered boldly, diving head first into something new, but felt as if it had been in my life forever. I could never find myself settling down on a single genre, following the regular rules of photography..I was doing my best to forge my own unique path, whatever it may be.
I live every day seeing the world as if I'm always looking through a view finder or being photographed as a model.. and It was THE best thing that could happen to me; I found myself, confidence, motivation, courage, freedom, and greatest of all, a love for something that motivated my soul to grow.I am a chronic illness survivor
, I live with illnesses which show through a variety of symptoms.. a rare form of seizure--abdominal-with migraines in my stomach and head, along with nausea/vomiting. Also living with Endomitriosis, Fibromyalgia and a gallbladder that is no longer properly functioning. I live with symptoms daily;
But after six years of dealing with rare illnesses and Emergency room visits I know how to work without symptoms getting in the way. I can work just like any one else. And work harder than most healthy people
since I'm trying to make up for all the lost time shooting while I was in the hospital. I appreciate work and the ability To work so much more now, drinking in every second I'm able to create and collaborate. I am eager to do whatever I can! Especially if it involves the imagination. I could say this illness is the very worst thing that's ever happened to me, but that would be untrue..It helped me become mindful. Life is fragile, and more beautiful than I ever could have thought. I've opened my mind to different ideas that will take me places I can't wait to go..emotionally, mentally, creatively stronger, I cannot wait til I can show the world what I can REALLY do!
This is my way of feeling pure enlightenment-- to let go. To be my most raw self, my most honest form of expression. A deep seeded passion, a drive to do more, become greater each experience, overcome my fears, and spew out emotions usually held in.
I have a new perception of EVERYTHING.. my eyes see more, my heart is open to more, and my mind thirsty for knowledge. Instead of feeling envy of photographers/artists that are great, I want to sit down with them, learn what makes them tick, collaborate any time possible. And if I'm lucky, inspire others to do the same