My early works are pinhole photographs that I have handpainted with oils. The ongoing series centers on the idea of a “Visual Diary." Focusing my attraction and investigation into personal journaling and storytelling. The work derives from old family photographs, letters, and journals (mine or otherwise) that I have collected throughout the years. I aimed to examine and question family structures and relationships, to have a better or more precise understanding of my own past experiences. This process cared over to my City of Tampa Photographer Laureate project in 2012, as I investigated the history of the city. All images are one-of-a-kind handpainted and mixed media photos.