While visiting Israel, I joined the Israeli Defense Forces, experiencing the first days of basic training for the typical Israeli recruit. The life of a soldier is draining both physically and emotionally. This portrait of Ruthie, one of my fellow soldiers, shows the emotional stress after just a week of being a soldier.
I am currently a Freshman at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in the Sam Fox School of Art and Design. I always try to push myself outside of my comfort zone and create photographs with technical mastery and an appreciation for the unique and special moments in our lives.