My life as an artist began with the guitar in 7th grade. I'd wanted to take after my grandfather as a musician for as long as I could remember; he was a hot shot musician in town, and my favorite childhood memories took place on the church festival stages with him.

I first discovered my voice in this world through the strings of the guitar. Those strings would carry me all through high school, and it was at that point, the summer after graduating, that I turned to the camera for the first time.

The idea of capturing my life in a singular moment fascinated me. What started out as photographs of trees, flowers, and open roads, quickly developed into photographs of the people around me. They say, "you are who you surround yourself with," and I find so much truth to that. I am endlessly inspired by family, by friends, and, perhaps most of all, by the artists in my life.

Music has always been my constant, and it just didn't feel right to leave it behind. It's still a part of me, and it always will be. I listen to it, I breathe it, I play it. Now, I need to photograph it. There has never been a more exhilarating experience for me than standing on the stage. These are the kinds of singular moments I live for.

This is the first concert I've ever had the opportunity to photograph.

A Tom Petty Tribute Concert, on what would've been Tom's 67th birthday.

Featuring Ben Barefoot and The Hand Shakes.

Thanks, Tom.

You belong somewhere you feel free...

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