I fell head over heels for photography as a new photographer after photographing a Styx and REO Speedwagon concert in August of 2022. Once that seed planted, I used hyperfixation as a superpower and began studying everything I could about any styles that interested me. In my studies, I came to find out that I enjoy capturing life’s busyness, city architecture, and people with an artful eye.
Concert, cityscape, street, and location portrait sessions are my favorite projects to book. The unpredictability of the elements, lighting, and people candidly existing brings about an excitement that only those styles give me (at least so far). I also enjoy challenges, and those factors always changing surely do bring a challenge!
Along with being a photographer, I am also a college-educated professional writer with a concentration in (music) journalism, public relations/publicity, and poetry. My interest in writing developed at the age of ten writing stories with my grandfather (a retired reporter and editor for The Daily News in Brooklyn). My music journalism career spans 10 years doing everything from reviewing albums and conducting artist interviews about their new releases/tour to team management, editing, and publicist correspondence/networking as a publication editor. I found myself at my current positions as editor, writer, and photographer for EMSU Media in January 2022. (I currently oversee a team of 5+ writers for the page.) Since taking on those roles, site traffic and unique visitor statistics increased 33% as of January 2023. I also recently joined the New Fury Media team as a writer (primarily news and editorial) as well as photographer.
Outside of journalism, I currently hold a position as PR Agent for DI Records (Pittsburgh, PA) doing the label’s publicity for our bands. I am also working on a poetry chapbook and publishing poetry in literary magazines.