The camera is more than just a device that captures moments. It is also a way to preserve and document moments within communities. Using a form of storytelling within photography provides a view that allows others to understand how cultures and communities are connected within our society. I became interested in photography to capture candid moments of people within their natural environment. My choice of subjects comes from my interest in social media, culture, and community and how these aspects have become a form of expression within photography, which is the subject matter for my ongoing projects that focus on identity and social expression. Recently, I have focused on documentary portraits that capture communities based around the American subculture of bearded social clubs, which used social media platforms as a form of expression and to document and digitally archive the clubs' culture and community.