I have been making photographs since I was a teenager, in a time before cell phone cameras and the like. Most of my work focuses on the South, where I grew up as a southern child of northern parents. This search for identity has lead me to draw inspiration from the great southern writer Walker Percy, with whom I share both North Carolina and New Orleans roots, and now I am involved in a collaboration (with the "Posse") that has chosen another icon, Flannery O'Connor and her themes, as a guiding light. I have long been attracted to subjects that are simultaneously familiar and foreign. I have looked with wonder on an America that has catapulted through the end of a millenium while clinging for dear life to all its old idiosyncrasies.