I’ve always been drawn to people who live their lives-apart; people who lead a passionate, strange, or transgressive existence on the edge of “normal” society. Their defiant independence—whether it’s innate, cultivated or forced upon them—is my inspiration.
As a documentary photographer I want to show what's never been seen before. I’m particularly attracted to subcultures that are hidden in plain sight, traces of history thought long gone, and groups that live by a code of tradition and ritual. Through a sensitive and respectful approach to the people I photograph, I strive to collect moments of honesty, of surprise, of oddity, and in doing so, bridge the divides between photographer, subject, and viewer.
International Center of Photography (NYC)
Invisible Dog Gallery (Brooklyn)
Mills Pond Gallery (St. James NY)
Brooklyn Born Gallery
Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse)
Brooklyn Artist's Gym
Fulton Street Collective (Chicago)
String Room Gallery (Aurora NY)
Handwerker Gallery (Ithaca NY)
Various outdoor installations internationally
Magenta Flash Forward XIV
Time's "34 Photographers to follow"
American Photography 31
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize finalist
Brooklyn Arts Fund recipient
New York Times portfolio review
Missouri Photo Workshop 67
Conscientious Magazine portfolio finalist
Lisette Model foundation scholarship
The New York Times Magazine
Wall Street Journal
Roads & Kingdoms