It all started with photography.
When I was in the first grade I entered a contest that my local grocery store was hosting. The challenge was to draw a picture of any place in the world that you'd like to travel to. At the time, the place I wanted to go most in the world was Antarctica. I spent hours drawing my picture. Laboring over it probably more than the average seven year-old, but I wanted it to be perfect. My hard work paid off because I won the contest! It was the first thing I'd ever won and I can't tell you how excited I was. The prize happened to be my very own Konica film camera. I have the camera to this day and I still think it isn't a coincidence that photography has been a constant in my life since.
With that little camera I taught myself everything I could. I never neglected to have it with me on any of my travels. In high school I started using point and shoot digital cameras alongside various random film cameras, lusting after DSLRs, hoping that someday I would be able to afford one. It wasn't until college that I finally had enough money to buy my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t4i.
I took 1000s of photos and videos on it - using it and learning how to shoot until I felt I had hit the peak of what I could do with that camera. It wasn't long before I found myself wanting a new challenge. I had always loved movies and decided I wanted to make my dream of becoming a filmmaker a reality. So, I dove in head first and my adventure and love affair with video began.
I knew I could shoot as I had lots of experience with composition from photography, but I had no experience with editing video and was intimidated.
My desire to learn led me to take my first editing class. It was in this class that I met the people who I would go on to make short films with throughout college, one of which won Best Comedy and brought me to Los Angeles in 2013. After that experience my passion and love for filmmaking grew even more. When I graduated the next semester I moved to Los Angeles and went on to work for two years writing, acting, and producing creative content on the West Coast.
Since, I have moved back to the Boston area. I've upgraded my gear to a professional full-frame camera, the Canon 5d Mark III and continue to create short films, YouTube content, podcasts, blogs, and just about anything else creative I can get my hands on.
My life is my art and my camera my eye.
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