Photo: Cari Zhu

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

In our lifetime there will be countless moments – some sad and hopefully more joyous ones. Time is always ticking away and usually taken for granted. A photograph is a moment in time of our lives captured for eternity – it’s like cheating time and being able to hold on to that moment forever. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but moments are the ones that take our breath away.

Born and raised in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada one can’t help but be inspired by the multiculturalism that it embodies. With a passion for photography from a young age, I still remember using my parents’ old Canon camera when I was barely a teen. As a curious young girl, I was always playing around with all the different functions and always trying to play photographer on family trips and outings. My passion for photography started around that time. I definitely prefer to be behind the camera than do anything else any day. There is something magical that goes on when you are able to hide behind the lens and be able to capture those fleeting moments between people.  Be it a smile, a kiss or even the simplest touch – these are the moments that we want to last forever.

Behind the lens I strive to preserve these moments, the ones that we want to last forever…