I grew up in a small town in the Midwest, near Chicago. After a degree in psychology at DePaul University, I studied photography at Columbia Collage Chicago and EFET in Paris, where I am currently based. I shoot interiors, travel, and editorial projects. In parallel to commissions, I work in self-portrait. This side of my practice navigates the quest for allowing yourself space to create, pushing through conflicts to finding your own voice.
Whatever the subject, I hope to create images of poetry. Robert Frank articulated the feeling well, in the November 1951 issue of Life when he said, “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” And when Jay Maisel said, “There was a phrase that Arthur Miller used – ‘I’m trying to create the poem from the evidence.’ I’m not trying to change anything that’s in front of me, I’m trying to give it respect and I’m trying to call attention to it.” I hope for my photography to be a space of grace and light. And I think these qualities can be found anywhere we choose to look.