Lightning strikes in the heart, skipping a beat and rushes to your fingertips. Warmth swells in the pit of your stomach and the cold touch of air streams down to your lungs, putting out the fire that was lit within. Being in tune with my emotions and feelings have navigated me through the photography world. Using my sketchbook and journal as a way of expressing myself, I never thought there would be another form in which I could show who I truly am. Photography stunned me. Looking through the viewfinder, I traveled to a secret world in which I rediscovered and even uncovered more hidden parts of myself. I allow the lens to lead me to an unknown territory where my emotions are revealed, sharing a story with those who are curious. The photos I capture release the feelings that were trapped inside. Photography has begun as an intimidating venture further into the art world that slowly took my breath away. Art has changed who I am as a person and continues to do so every day.