I am a street photographer who incorporates colorful and monochromatic palettes into my photographs to create a cinematic depiction of everyday life. I love capturing people, architecture, and city life. I aim to reflect the ordinary, but also turn it into a piece of art.
I have been involved in photography and graphic design since 2014, and continue to learn and grow into my style, technique, and approach. I not only shoot and edit my own photographs, but design and maintain this website. This is a one-woman operation!
I am 20 years old and a Sophomore at Pasadena City College. I live in Pasadena, California with my family and pets. I plan to study graphic design at Art Center College of Design or the University of Southern California. I will be focusing on packaging design in either the music, beauty, fashion, or film industries. My main goal is to design album covers or beauty product packaging. My main hobbies include photography, graphic design, and vinyl collecting. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, attending concerts, reading, and learning new things. I have an intense admiration for all things beautiful, vintage, and feminine, and am also immensely passionate about fashion, poetry, and art. I have a fervent curiosity of life, and always want to heavily invest and lose myself in a topic. It is very overwhelming at times because there is far too much to learn and never enough time! I also love going on car rides and walks in Los Angeles, exploring the city and soaking it all in.
I include popular culture references in my photograph names, which usually draw from music or movies. In regards to my editing, I take inspiration from filmmakers such as Jacques Demy, Anna Biller, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Sophia Coppola. I adore the important role that color plays in their films, whether it be extremely vibrant and bold, or muted and soft. Of course, on the other side of the spectrum, I am often drawn to a strong black and white image. Whether they are in color or black and white, I don't ever want my photographs to look the way I originally captured them - that would be a bore. I always aim for contrast. In my composition I often take inspiration from Stanley Kubrick’s street photography and the wide angle cinematography in his films. My father was also a large inspiration in developing my street photography style.
Much like a bowl of Canter’s mish mosh soup, my work is diverse. It is modern, but also very retro, akin to me as a person. It is also reminiscent of Los Angeles, a city that is so eclectic and constantly changing, yet still contains many remnants of the past. My photography is a mish mosh of different inspirations, styles, people, and subjects. Much like Los Angeles and Canter’s beloved soup, it is full of love, dedication, and hard work. My work is a love letter to life and Los Angeles. I am an L.A. Woman with a Lust for Life! I hope you enjoy my photography as much as I love creating it.