As a photographer, I’ve always had an affinity and appreciation for the Polaroid image. With the busy hectic lifestyle of today, I have an even greater appreciation for this medium, as it recalls a time when life was less “plugged in”. The Polaroid allowed us to capture an ephemeral image in the moment while still maintaining a sense of privacy and intimacy. It is the antithesis of a screenshot. The resurgence in popularity of the Polaroid validates our yearning for nostalgia and desire for real-life personal experiences. To me, the Polaroid embodies this longing and so much more. It represents the transcendence from vintage to contemporary, and the interplay between the two.The appeal of the Polaroid image has endured across all generations. The images are consistently identifiable, imperfect and unique. These qualities are what make the Polaroid so special. It makes perfect sense…as we love the old, covet the one-of-a kind and seek out all that is authentic. I read somewhere that in “seeking authenticity; therein lies artistry” and it inspired me to introduce the new Polaroid Collection category into my portfolio. The inclusion of the Polaroid felt organic, a natural extension of my overall style of photography. In my new collection, each piece, unique and imperfect by design, invites the viewer to become intimate with each image, develop their own nostalgic connection and put the pieces together creating their own personal vision and story. These images extend an opportunity to be transported to a time when life was a bit slower…where photos were displayed on refrigerators vs phones…and to experience a feeling of calmness and simplicity amidst the chaos of today. I hope you enjoy the journey.