I am a gender non-conforming trans man, mother, and husband living in Portland, Oregon. I view the craft of photography as a way to claim and redefine the lens through which I see the world and the world sees me. Photography is my tool to reveal my stories in counter balance to the stories attached to me by external cultural forces. My portraits carry my artistic perspective on my trans experience. I celebrate and claim my own narrative. I extend my gratitude to the spaces that have highlighted my work through solo shows in Astoria and Portland, Oregon, including Paragon Arts Gallery and Blue Sky Photo Gallery, as well as Sitka Center for Art and Ecology for having me as their artist in residence for 2020.