photo by: @donmiguelluis

A good friend of mine once told me that one of my most prevailing characteristics was that I have always been open to others, whether it be trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone, being present to those around me and living in the moment, or simply getting to know someone new and hearing their story. This has stuck with me ever since, and has definitely given me the ever-growing courage to strengthen and solidify bonds with whomever I am fortunate enough to meet along my journey.

I have always been enamored by the idea of inspiration. We, as unique individuals, draw our own inspiration from tons of different foundations and express ourselves in many different ways – through music, art, dance, communication, anything. At the end of the day, however, we all have a common aim. That is to be the best people we can possibly be, and there is nothing more inspiring to me than one who is ambitious and passionate about what they do and what they love.

Photography has blessed me with the best of both of these worlds. Through photography, I am able to listen to the words from an endless amount of amazing people that are willing to share their beautiful stories with me. This then allows me to gather ideas that aid me in carrying out my job as a visual storyteller, ultimately giving back to those who have humbled and inspired me by capturing the best images I possibly can.

Inspire to inspire. If my words and my work have spoken to you, I’d love to hear your story – anything and everything that you would like to share with me – and use it as my next source of inspiration.