I started photography because I was inspired by photojournalism and documentary photography. I remember looking through James Nachtwey's book inferno and being floored by its horror but also beauty. Portraiture can seem to be the opposite end of that spectrum because they are "posed," but it really isn't. What I love to capture are moments in between poses that aren't deliberate but vulnerable. Those moments are fleeting but powerful because when someone is vulnerable but also comfortable, there is space for connection.