Growing up in Colorado, I was surrounded by natural beauty. It wasn't until I received my first camera that I started to learn how to capture that beauty to be viewed over and over. My grandmother gave me my first camera; the Nikon FE2 she brought with her when she immigrated to the US from Japan, allowed me the chance to find something that could occupy me for the rest of my life. As my technical ability and artistic eye grew, I knew how I wanted to use my photography to inspire others in their paths of creativity. My goal as a an artist is to evoke any emotion from the scenes I choose to photograph. Thank you for viewing my work.