I became passionate about photography at the age of twelve; it allowed me to focus on things that people didn't notice. Things that were beautiful and artistic to me. Photography allows me to explore my artistic instincts as well as hone my computer skills in post processing. Editing is a chance to really bring the photo to life. I can create something realistic or completely impressionistic. I show people not only what I saw, but how I felt when I saw it. Photography has allowed me to tell stories. It is something that comes naturally to me. The old adage, "find something you like and pursue it and you never have to work another day in your life," is true with me. There is no amount of effort or energy expelled with the art of photography that doesn't interest and capture my excitement.