I am constantly searching for myself; to figure out who I am, what I am made of, and what I am made for. Photography shows me all these things and more. The images I take are my running diary of memories, emotions, and events. People say to see is to believe, but not everyone sees what I see, nor do they see how I do. Photographs can break barriers of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, language, religion, and culture connecting us as one people. In this way photography does not carry a bias for its viewer, but allows one to expand their acceptance of what the world offers. Sometimes life goes by too fast to be appreciated. Taking photographs puts reality back in its place. It stops time in its tracks. It captures light through a lens. It captures and captivates me in its essence. My photography allows me to escape from within, putting myself in the open for others to see. I hope others can learn from my discoveries and discover more of themselves. I want people to see that they are not alone and being different is beautiful. Art is always changing, people change, nature changes, and ideas change. I don’t want to be stuck in monotony. I want to be a change in the world.