About the Photographer:

Get to Know me

Over the past twenty years I have developed a way of participating in visually and responding to the people and environment around me through the lens.

REsponding to the world

An Artful and Anthropological Approach

Over the past twenty years of working in photography I have developed a visual sense of organizing the world within a frame. My focus has always been on meeting people and place as they are, and finding a way to tell a story through light, framing, collaborating, and respecting each and every subject matter. Below are a variety of projects that I have worked on my own volition

New Hampshire (2008)

I spent a solid year driving through the state from 2008-2009 - attempting to make photographs of the people, how they are connected to place through "culturally significant" areas I had heard of but never visited, and my own apprehension to call myself a New Englander. Since then, I make photographs as I see them when I return to the state, and the project is on-going.

Wet plates (2012)

In the summer of 2012 a friend taught me the process of Wet Plate photography. I had recently acquired an 8"x10" monorail view camera and I was interested in the possibilities of a fully analog process. The work below is not specific, but I think it needs a place to live online! I did a short demo with my former high school photography teacher's Michael Cirelli's class in May of 2012 which is also pictured below in the larger group shot.

American Football (2013-2014)

Football is a national pastime beloved by Americans. The sport made its way overseas when a European league was created in the ‘90s. In 2013 I spent two weeks in Norway, a country not typically known as being aggressive, which allows each team to hire three American's to coach, play, and inculcate the culture of football. The team provides an apartment, cell phone, gym membership, and a small financial stipend. While in Norway I stayed with Jake and his Canadian teammate for two weeks. The intention was to follow him around and get a sense of what it is like to travel abroad and play a sport in a foreign country that has no culture for it. Jake played football at Marist in Poughkeepsie, NY and was recruited to play on the Norwegian team after graduation. In sports, a team becomes your family. During my time with Jake and the Norwegians, I saw how integrated the American players become and the relationships that grew with the head coach and teammates. Families invite American players into their homes and lives.

A year and a half later I joined Jake for his last game of the 2014 season. They had a chance at winning the most games that season, a rare club achievement. Growing up in sports I came to understand how much of being on a team is like being a utilitarian family. There is a unique intimacy. A community comes together to help lift these young men up, and as I spent time with the coaches, I saw how much their love of the game connects them to the players.