I am interested in the way images disconnect, shape, and project our identities. As a closeted queer youth growing up in rural Idaho, photographs were my escape and guide to the outside world, creating varied personal perceptions about queerness. I began making my own projections of the world at the age of 14, when I was gifted my first camera. However, as a proud member of Gen Z, image making has always been a part of my daily life and allowed me to confine and project what I saw around me. I attended the University of Montana after high school and graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.