I was born in New York City, but grew up in the suburbs. I have always had a passion for art and photography as a hobby. I spend a lot of my free time experimenting with photography. Specifically, with nature and the natural world around me. Last year I found a way to combine my love for writing and my passion for photography, and created a blog. ( https://contrastsblog.wordpress.com/archives/ ) The social side of me loves to meet new people and enjoys traveling. I spent this past summer on a National Geographic Expedition in Australia where I was able to photograph the dynamic landscapes and Aborigines. My current portfolio focuses on environmental portraits and telling stories. I take both candid and posed photographs of people in society and can't wait to meet so many unique people along the way!