HELLO + Welcome!

Nice to meet you-- you can call me Tressa.  Long story short, I was going to school to become a writer.  I wanted to be a lot of different things when I grew up, but writing was (arguably) what I was best at. My heart was always set on going to UCLA, so after two years at CSULB I decided to take a chance and apply to my dream school. English? or Art? Photography was a long-time passion of mine; I didn't have much of an art background growing up, but it was what I really wanted, and with my amateur portfolio, I was accepted into the UCLA department of arts & architecture. I'm not going to lie, sometimes it was rough... lots of tears were shed.  But, attending one of the best art schools in the country gave me a deeper, more conceptual understanding of photography that most photographers never explore.

Where it all started