My inspiration stems from a lot of different people, places, and things. But the reason I am the artist I am today and my number one inspiration will always be my grandma. She taught me everything I know about photography and the importance of photography from a young age. She always encouraged me to indulge in the arts, whether it be photography, graphic design, theater, etc. We would always go around and take photos together, which allowed me to watch her and develop as a photographer. She passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 26, 2013 but she will always be my favorite inspiration, my favorite photographer, and my best friend.

Below are a couple of my favorite photographs of hers.