What is your passion and why?
My passion is obviously photography, particularly music/concert photography. I got my first camera when I was 9 and I've been refining my craft ever since. I got into music photography about a year and a half ago.
What are some of your creative goals you are working on?
The biggest goal I had when I began pursuing photography was to travel by any means necessary. Music photography has been opening up doors for me I never would have imagined stumbling across. Some of my short-term goals are to shoot a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, to photograph Coachella and Electric Forest, and to book a European tour. My dream is to eventually photograph and/or tour with The 1975.
Any side hustles that involve your passion?
I guess I have a lot of side hustles. First and foremost, I have an art degree from the University of Oregon and I love creating art through photos. I make photo books as well as a lot of paintings from photographs. I also film, edit and produce skateboard videos which takes up a lot of my time. Thirdly, I do a lot of portrait work with models, brands, and my friends because I love how people react to seeing a photo of themselves. The final product always makes the late nights worth it.
What does our brand, Coffee & Create, mean to you?
I've always admired Coffee & Create because I feel like the most important thing in my career, in this world, is making connections. I would not have booked half the gigs I have if it weren't for the fact that I go out of my way to meet people and to show them who I really am, to make a genuine connection. I book a lot of gigs, both music and other photo gigs, over coffee dates. It's amazing how easy it is to bond with someone and to find commonalities over a good cup o' Joe.
You can catch me on tour March-April with Brasstracks! Their first headline tour is almost sold-out, tickets at brasstracks.co :)
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