My first experience studying photography was in the darkroom at Willow Wind. I then attended a performing and visual arts school in Miami, FL. I am currently a senior at Ashland High School where I continue to explore my art through the incredible resources and support provided to me by the school and the community. Art is a way to explore and reflect upon life. My belief is that art connects us, as human beings, through common experience; it is my hope that my photography may have a similar effect. Lars Filson was born in Boulder Colorado in 1997. His time spent there as a child heavily influenced his artwork. With a background in graffiti and street art, you can see elements of bright colors, the use of aerosol paint, crisp lines and other qualities he learned to appreciate in graffiti.