Originally from Delaware, USA, I now live in England where I work as a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer at Leeds BeckettUniversity where I hold a Ph.D in photography. My work is supported by Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England and has been shown at the University of The Arts, Philadelphia, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and on the walls of HM Prison Leeds, the first time the walls of a prison have been used as a space for art.
I take photographs because I want to explore ideas. I'm trying to understand myself and my relationship to everything, and I do this through the process of taking pictures. Portraiture is endlessly exciting to me because of its ability to show the stuff we try to hide. Photography pretends to be uncomplicated, to be simply a tool to document - but a photograph often has more relationship to metaphor, to shape shifting and to poetry than to reality. it is in this world of continually changing layered readings that I find meaning and self definition.