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When did you first start photographing? SEB I picked up a camera as a child, as we all do, curious about a
gadget that had the ability to capture flowers, Barbie dolls and little siblings running around the house. When I was a sophomore in high Why do you prefer to shoot film rather than digital? school I took my first black and white film photography class, and SEB There is something nostalgic and romantic about from there, it was history. But I actually came to college majoring in working with film. You have no instant feedback, so you have to Performing Arts and then changed my major to Photography, because compose your shots with care. Grit and grain tickle my fancy as after traveling to Costa Rica with my family and documenting the trip, I realized that it was something I could do every single day for much as the click of the film advance. the rest of my life and be completely content and at peace with that.
As a photographer, what drives your image making? SEB Honestly, I struggle with over-inspiration and scatter
brain on a daily basis. I want to capture everything that I am experiencing, all of the time. I think that my obsession with image making comes from a perpetual urge to create. I was raised as a dancer who practiced nineteen hours a week, became obsessed with writing in her journal and was then introduced to painting and photographing as mediums equally relevant in their beauty and ability to move people. Endless artistic stimulation from dancing, writing, painting and photographing are givens in my life. Without those stimuli I would probably deteriorate. My very existence depends upon them.