Artist Statement: Photography has always been something that I loved to do, but I never realized any details of the way or types of things I photographed until taking Photography I. At first I had no idea what I would photograph in black and white because digitally I tend to focus on photos of the sky with beautiful colors. Until one time I went home for break, I brought my camera and went to my friend’s farm. I had always been around farms and animals, so I have always had a great appreciation for them and therefore I started taking pictures of them. As I did this is realized how beautiful the animals truly were and felt more connected to the pictures than most I had ever taken. I also discovered how much I love looking at the architect of buildings and the scenery around the buildings from taking pictures while still on campus. I love looking at things in a direction that many others would not think about. As for my digital pictures, I will always love photographing the sky because I have always loved just appreciating the way it looks and how it never really looks the same as another day.