As a child, I spent countless hours outdoors and relished every moment observing wildlife, catching frogs in my backyard pond, crouching in the grass looking for four-leafed clovers, hiking, and generally soaking in all that the German countryside had to offer. My attention to detail and “good eyes” were cultivated then, and, to this day, I am especially drawn to objects with a great amount of detail. It is no surprise that macro photography is my favorite.
My interest in photography began at the age of six, when I received a Panasonic point-and-shoot camera and proceeded to take terribly off-balance pictures. Many years later, I experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a basic black-and-white darkroom course. Never one to embrace new technology, one day I found myself purchasing a Canon PowerShot Elph (the cheapest one possible) in order to keep up with the times, and was later introduced to the world of dSLR cameras. The rest, as they say, is history.
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, I could not be happier with what the city and its surroundings have to offer photographically. Nature photography will always remain my favorite, though, and I hope that my pictures will encourage people to stop and observe the incredible color and beauty that surrounds them.