One of the reasons I love to travel and photograph what I see is the people. My social being is fuelled through the interactions of others. It is as though people have a lifeline to my mind and soul and constantly replenish it. If I am ever feeling down, I know a simple conversation with someone will change that quickly. Therefore, when I travel I love to meet as many people as I can to understand their life and their perspective. It is why I enjoy taking portraits of those on my travels.
Portraits help to tell one's story in a simple image. Whether it is the eyes, the smile, or the hair a portrait captures the intimacy and spirit of one's being.
I started taking portraits the last few years and I hope to continue to focus on this and find more unique ways (besides the standard approach I use right now) to convey that intimacy and spirit.