"I’m truly influenced by the entire world that surrounds me everything from reality TV, the Internet, to my favorite artists. There are a few artists, however, who have helped shape how I see the world. For one: Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman is my hero. She is number one. She is my Beyonce. Her work has always left me in awe. It’s the perfect blend of humor intertwined with bold cultural statements. Among others, I love photographers like Nina Leen, Barbara Crane, and Mark Cohen. Even before I was aware of Crane and Cohen’s work I would constantly crop faces or other body parts out of my pictures. I love this extreme attention to detail and how the flash accentuates that. In regards to the most beautiful thing, I’m struggling with what that means to me. I don’t think I’ve seen it yet."