I am 18 years old and I am an aspiring photographer. I have been shooting for about 3 years now. Photography is an outlet for me that lets me escape from the world and express myself in a creative way. Sometimes I use photography to express ideas or thoughts that I cannot say verbally. Some of my biggest influences are Ian Shive, Ansel Adams, Peter Lik, Man Ray, Henri-Cartier Bresson and my uncle, Raymond Sussmann. In my shots I try to express how I feel or the mood of the shot and also me, always continually trying to find myself. I also want to show people that the environment is not something people should ignore, not care about and pollute. But it is incredible, beautiful and powerful and the organisms that live in the environment and how incredible they are.