Photography is my expression.
Discovering photography in my final years of adolescence allowed the camera in my hand to serve as a buffer from the harsh realities surrounding me. The darkroom a red, chemical scented wonderland where I could escape the impossible social pressures of high school.
A way to hide, yet not disappear. A place where I could find a language of my own.
As time went on, I became more comfortable in my own skin and photography grew into a passion - a medium to express what I feel in my heart and see in my mind’s eye.
Dogs are my medicine.
Having what one would classify as a tumultuous childhood, I was blessed to be surrounded by dog medicine.
Mostly German Shepherds. (As well as some barn cats and a Horse named "Bird.")
They were my comfort, my solace; they never hurt me or let me down. They taught me how to love and how to grieve.
Animal welfare is my purpose.
Dogs are a human creation. Over time, this human/canine bond has evolved to form a bond like no other.
They are OUR responsibility. To bring a dog into your life means you are making a 10+ year commitment. A commitment that should not be taken lightly, yet is ... far, far too often.
They didn't ask for this; to be bred and born, then abused or abandoned.
It is my purpose, through the lens of a camera, to bare witness to and advocate for the misrepresented and misunderstood. To stop the unending cycle of abandoned and abused.
Please, don't shop. Adopt.