“I have always seen the world through the eyes of a lens, I just haven’t always been aware of it. I think in moments, flashbacks, and memories and am intrigued by stories untold.”
When I was 13 I knew I either wanted to go into a creative field (fashion design was my first choice) or psychology (thanks to frequent visits to mom’s late-night work as a nurse in the ER). Coming from a practical and results-oriented family I chose the more linear path, psychology. Strangely enough, 13 was also the age I first picked up a film camera.
The following 15 years consisted of various cross-country moves to pursue a career in forensic psychology until the little voice of creativity could no longer be silenced. I left my doctorate program and after great internal struggle over how to proceed with this blank page called life, I decided to return back to seeing the world through the eye of a lens.
I chose the name Marrow Creative for my studio because marrow is a paradox of essentiality and intrigue. It represents both light and dark, an essential theme that runs through of my work. Although my images appear to be of beautiful women dressed in elegant gowns, each image captures the fine line between beauty and decay. I describe my work as “dark fairytale” because I don’t expect the images to be literal. I want each viewer to walk away with more questions than answers, and to be inspired to confront some of the paradoxes found in their own life.
Inspiration is the seed of my work, and I find most of my inspiration is derived from locations. I am inspired most by nature, and firmly believe that there are a cast of characters living millions of stories when humans aren’t around and am greatly influenced in the potential of those stories. I also find great inspiration in abandoned locations, striving to interpret the story of what was and what could have been through my artistic eyes.
I am somewhat new to the world of professional photography and am both excited and nervous about what is to come. I am turning my attention now to exploring more in depth my emotional connection with the world using visual representation and writing. While I still face the fear of leaving the life I knew for the life of uncertainty, the solace I find in the creation of images continues to bring out the tiny voice of courage that resides in all of us. We just have to have the patience to listen. ”