The first camera I received was a Nikon D60. This camera was well-loved and has been on many journeys with me, but has sadly lost its touch. Therefore, I recently upgraded to the Nikon D850 and it is truly a game changer! When I first started, I brought my camera everywhere with me and admittedly took some of the most random pictures that I'll probably never use. At this point, I was discovering what I could do and I was simply having fun. The first place I practiced was at an antique store. After several hours of experimenting and exploring, I found myself immersed in this fascinating place that was rich in history and full of items that were just waiting to be revived and cherished again. I believe this is where it all began. My style developed here and my passion for Baroque art and architecture evolved.
At a very young age, I was exposed to many different cultures. I used to travel overseas often. From islands and palaces to ancient ruins, I got to see and experience so much of the world. When I'm traveling alone, I take more of a dérive approach by letting myself wander and be drawn to things that naturally catch my eye rather than having a set destination. This allows me to truly engage with and understand each country's different ways of living as I'm able to observe the daily lives of others and then learn how to adapt. For me, there is something so liberating and refreshing about being in a new place where nobody knows who you are, but you can be whoever you want to be. I've been to over 20 countries such as: the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Estonia and many more.