When I first decided to get into film, I realized that this was going to be a lifelong passion of mine. Moving to Santa Barbara, CA in 2009, I didn’t know anything about film. I didn’t know what a director really did, I had no idea what a cinematographer was or what an editor really created. The whole aspect of this new realm really intrigued me and I knew that I wanted to be a part of this community.
The very first time I realized that I wanted to pursue a life in Cinematography, was when lighting a scene for my class project, in a moment of bliss, clarity, whatever you want call it, it all came together. I held the camera in my hand and improvised the scene that not only impressed and intrigued the class and teacher but also solidified in my head that this was to be a lifelong passion. I was going to eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner; I was going to dream about it, I was going to live it.
Cinematography has highly influenced my life and has driven me to pursue my dreams. It keeps me moving forward day by day, looking for new projects to create, looking for new perspectives to showcase the world we live in. Cinematography to me is an art form like no other in the world; painting with light, capturing time as you want it to be perceived, tricking the audience making them come out of their world and into the one we create. This really influences me to always go bigger and better and I know this drive is never going to stop.