Growing up in rural Vermont, I learned early on that the best way to experience life—and survive the long winters—was to grab my gear and get out there. That gear usually included some kind of ‘stick’—hockey or lacrosse—but sometimes it was a pencil or paintbrush.
I was working toward my BFA in Painting at the University of Colorado Denver when an introductory photography class ignited my passion for the medium, thus determining my future as a photographer, forever changed the contents of my gear bag.
My photography is driven by human interaction and connection to place. I love to connect with people and places, and to tell their stories through my work. I am known for drawing out people's personalities and helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera, something not all are used to. An early interest in street art as a painter has continued to influence my work in street photography and using the urban landscape as my canvas.
I am familiar with photographic mediums from analog black and white film to digital photography and large-scale digital printing, and have studied historical photographic processes. Currently my work combines the uses of analog wet process film photography and the use of digital scanning to create large-scale inkjet prints.