For me, photography is primarily about memory. When I was young, I would use my camera almost as a storage device. I would take pictures of my toys or places I visited or cars I thought looked cool. As I grew older, photography became a tool to record beauty. I take pictures because I can’t bear the thought of not being able to remember the beautiful things that exist around me in fleeting moments throughout the day. I may see beautiful light being reflected off a lake, or the simple intersection of shadows on asphalt and I cannot help but to make a photograph. The instantaneous nature of photography meshes perfectly with the fleeting nature of memory. So many of our interactions and encounters during the day will never happen again. If I can capture one of those moments and create something beautiful out of it, then I feel a great sense of satisfaction. I was able to catch that moment before it disappeared forever.