I began taking pictures when I received my first camera for my 12th birthday. As we frequently moved around and travelled when I was growing up, I constantly explored my new worlds and cultures through the lens.
My interest in movement has stayed with me and I have continued to explore it in many forms. During my studies I became very interested in seeing the world through the moving image. After studying French Cinema at the University of California, Berkeley, I started my professional life working in documentary filmmaking only to return to a stills camera in order to take more control of my own artistic projects and process. This has enabled me to focus on the projects that truly interest me.
My interest in movement and culture also led me to dance. I studied Latin dance, which lead to contemporary dance. My current creative practice is informed by my own dance practice which is based both in contemporary and Latin dance forms.
Over the last 15 years I have developed my own practice in dance photography. I take pictures to convey what it feels like to dance. I want to bring the exuberance and exhilaration of dance into everyday life. I look to communicate the physicality and present moment of the dance and what is revealed in that journey. I seek to distill the movement of the moving image in a still image.
Over the last 15 years I have worked with, Independent Dance, Henri Oguike, Urban Classicism, Yolande Snaith TheatreDance, La Parisienne Cabaret, Arthur Pita and Ballet Hispanico.