Art is everything and anything. It is an opinion; a way that someone views and interprets the world’s beauty. I’ve always wanted to be the person that wants to catch those moments, whether it is in a photo or in a drawing. Photography is an art that can’t go wrong. While you can edit many things inside a picture, it can show you something amazing or something different. A picture of a flower—in the right hands of a photographer—can be taken in a unique way that no one else has ever thought of. My goal is to become one of the people who can show you a new view of something ordinary and make it dance to the tune of your imagination.
Decisions of how to take said kinds of pictures is difficult. There is so little that you can do to make you art something that hasn’t already been done or thought of. For me, it’s all about things that I specifically want to see. If I’ve never seen a picture with someone jumping off of a rock into a puddle, then I push to create that very image. My themes often involve people doing strange or interesting things. I try my hardest to make those happen by watching others go through their daily lives. Then I take what I see from them and apply it to my art, be it with a lens or a pencil. It’s a little easier that way to find uniqueness; watching unique people provides unique ideas and inspirations.
My current work involves many social events. I like to watch over people I don’t know—or do know. They are always doing speculative things while they think people aren’t looking. Examining them brings to the artistic table something different, something truthful. It brings inspiration without even trying! I challenge myself to find moments like those where I can capture the essence of the casualness and the honesty. It is a hard task to do with pencil, and sometimes even harder for me to achieve with a camera. How do you say, “May I observe you reading your book on you park bench?” without arousing a feeling of discomfort? It takes out the casual parts of it and instead brings an ambience of cautious uneasiness. No; I want to embrace the form of real. I want to steal the truth from the atmosphere and apply it to something that can make my audience feel with the subject. I strive to do just this and am determined to believe that with enough practice, I can do complete my goal and give humanity something to relate to.