I am a person who loves the journey of an experience; the pieces that make up the culmination of a project, the steps that then form a story.  The process of creating a well rounded body of work follows that same trajectory.  A cohesive portfolio requires experimentation, curiosity, and surrender.  Some images are made to get me where I need to be to start a new project, but have no resting place in the final body of work.  Although they don't fit into the larger series they are still important as a reflection of the journey I take creatively to get to the next series of images.  I think of these peices as the stepping stones in my work.  They are the images that lead me from one creative landscape to another.  Here I share a collection of these stepping stones as a way to honor the creative process, and share the path that lead me to my larger projects.