MADE A TINY MARK, BUT STILL DEVELOPING
In 2009 my work was selected as a finalist for the International Photography Awards (The Lucie Awards) and these days, exploring digital photography and looking for ways of reinventing “what a photograph is” keeps me reading, playing, shooting. Today, I enjoy exploring new ways that photography can be reimagined across different physical media.
CURRENT WORK - Incandescence
THE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT ON LIGHT WAS FROM INSIDE A DARKROOM.
When my father gifted me his Nikon FG 35mm camera, I was hooked, particularly when I discovered that the creativity didn't have to stop after the photo was taken.
During my last two years of high school, I was recruited by teacher David Hall to run the darkroom for the school newspaper and yearbook and being able to take a photo from the moment of capture, through developing and printing and seeing it in a publication had me awestruck.
The advice David gave me on taking good photographs was via a documentary on Galen Rowell: “Go where the light goes.” I’ve been following that advice ever since, whether I’m on a camera or on a cell phone.
Hall loved teaching by example---so whether it was weekend road trips to Cades Cove or leading a band of us on a subsidized photography trip through Europe, he kept it fun. Talking about photography while speeding in a bus down the French countryside while listening to AC/DC was exactly his style and for that, I’m forever grateful.