At 17 years old, I had the incredible opportunity to spend my junior year of high school living with an Italian family in Viterbo, Italy. Not only did this give me the confidence to step outside of my comfort zone, but also sparked a travel bug in me. Subsequently, I have jumped on any chance I get to explore different places and always have my camera at my hip as it gives me security in unfamiliar places. Wherever I am able to travel, I set photography goals for myself about what subjects to focus on, from action shots to quiet places.
These photographs here were taken over the course of these humbling travel experiences with a Nikon D7000.