This is where I’m supposed to tell you I’ve had a passion for photography since I was born, that I use my camera to freeze time, that I want to create images you can pass down for generations, and lots of other tired clichés about memories and legacies and moments and heirlooms and shit.
The truth? One summer day in 2013, after quitting my secure and responsible bank job to backpack around Thailand, my brain was like, "Hey Asia, you don't know what the hell you're doing with your life. We should try out this photography thing maybe?" So I did. And I fell in love with it. Honestly, my story is pretty ordinary. And I think you might feel that way about your story, too.
We've become blind to the power of our everyday lives. We look ahead to society-approved milestones, compare ourselves to spurious strangers on the internet, and are constantly told that if we want to be happy we need to have more, do more, be more.
So I’m doing my best to put a fresh spin on yet another photography business. Because the more stories I tell with my camera, the more I realize I’m not driven by the desire to “capture memories you’ll cherish forever,” but to offer a new perspective on right now. To show you the allure of simplicity. To create art that serves not just as a memory, but as a reminder. A reminder to let yourself be inspired by the quiet, subtle, seemingly insignificant present.