I am a clinical social worker, originally from Texas, eleven years in Chicago. I picked up photography while earning a master's degree in social work at the University of Chicago. My 2015 solo exhibition, "Dreams of Caprices (on Chrome)," comprised a combined 27 portraits and Chevrolet Caprice Classics shot on 35mm Ektachrome slide film. Photographic portrait-making, like social work, is a facet of my interest in persons. Another is Rhymes and Reasons, a rhythmic podcast I co-create and edit that tells the stories of individuals positively affected by hip-hop music. Artistically, I am a realist. I try to testify to others' experience--and mine of them--with grace.