My interest in photography and film far surpasses just a simple artistic talent—many people are talented. These mediums allow me to be creative. They allow me to rediscover the world around me; a brick is not just a brick, and a leaf is not just a leaf. They are all new discoveries I can make with my camera. Each image has its own personality, its own story. I bring this same inventive spirit to the video camera. While I strive to make each frame of footage beautiful enough to stand alone, I do not to let the cinematography of the piece become its only goal. Telling the story is equally essential. Because I see many things differently, I bring a unique perspective to any community, both artistically and intellectually.