I grew up in Zimmerman, Minnesota, and spent countless hours in the outdoors with my six other homeschooled siblings. As a young child, I often made comments about the beauty around me and the desire to somehow, encapsulate it. I loved creating outdoor forts, playing ice hockey, skydiving, and listening to music while rocking on the hammock. I also loved drawing and painting. But my greatest joy came when I was given a camera. Suddenly, my world opened!
At first, I thought that all I needed was a camera. I was suddenly able to encapsulate those perfect moments or scenes. But then, I realized that with my editing ability, I could create a world beyond the camera lens; a world that went beyond reality and into what only my imagination could see. My desire for beauty and perfection suddenly collided!