When I was a little girl, my mum would kiss me goodnight, turn off the light and close the door.
As soon as she was gone, I would get up, turn the light on, and, instead of going to sleep, I would take out my box of coins and sort them on my bed.
I would pretend that I was somewhere like Africa, where I knew there were families who barely had enough money to feed their children. I would try to distribute the coins, attempting to find a balance between dividing the coins between as many families as possible, and assuring they would have enough coins to be able to feed their children. I would imagine what those families looked like, what their lives were like, and in what way I could contribute to their lives.
I aim to be aware, authentic, just, positive, and passionate in all aspects of my life. This has been important to me from a very young age, and has also strongly influenced the way I look at photography.
My main focus is documentary and portrait photography. In my photography, I place the individual, their story and their strength at the centre. Through my photography, I aim to expose sensitive issues and themes that I feel deserve attention. For me, photography is a way to connect with people. People who, without my camera, I may never have met.