"When I began working on this series, I was struggling with creating images that excited me. I fought with the balance of capturing not only visually compelling images, but images that also stand for something that I believe in. Using my Motorola Droid, as well as appropriated images from the Hansen family archives, I have created a series of photographs of my fiance, Kristen. To me, they show the person that I know. My images capture candid moments that remind me of how Kristen is every day because of their inherent spontaneity. Posed pictures are heavily contrived, stiff, and formal. Snapshots offer a more accurate and intimate depiction of the person. When we pose for a studio photograph we put on a mask and portray who we are to strangers, not to people we know and love. I do not assume that my viewers will have the same experience that I do with this work. I would like my viewers to think about the very idea of the snapshot. It is for this reason that I have chosen to present these images formally. While you look at the snapshots that are important to me, I encourage you to take a moment to look through your cell phone at your own snapshots, and appreciate them and treasure them."