My foundation is urban. I grew up on the south side of Chicago and have learned to live life as it comes. Since a young adult I have looked beyond my environment and have traveled around the world. Currently living in South Africa, I love to capture the essence of everyday life whether it be nature, bright lights, people or streets. Everyone I’ve met from traveling and living abroad has shaped who I am today. Some of my biggest inspirations are Miles Davis, James Van Der Zee, Malcolm X, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nina Simone, Oscar Brown Jr, Larone Bennett Jr, and W.E.B. DuBois.