Blending elements of lifestyle portraiture and contemporary street photography, I use a camera to engage people and create wonder about who they are. Inspired by what I don’t fully understand, I believe my work encourages an enhanced awareness and broader sense of human interest about contemporary sociocultural themes exposed in candid portraits of people. My images assume cinematic qualities associated with album cover art, and often reflect a personal impression or powerful combinations of action and emotion.
My work frequently highlights diverse subcultures exhibiting unique characteristics or cultural norms. Sometimes my photos show uncomfortably close portraits of strangers or “social outsiders” revealing their talents and personal triumphs. Universally, these unflinching portraits imply a slightly mysterious narrative of achievement, and provide insight into people who exist both before and after the photograph was made. For me, the photos are a contextual reminder of what