My interest in photography started in college when I took photography courses while studying for a degree in architecture. Architecture is a highly collaborative endeavor with many stakeholders in a project, and as my career evolved, I developed a deep interest in how collaborations lead to communities of practice and shared values. Communities thrive when everyone is growing, teaching and learning together. They can be so much more than a "project team."
I also spent nearly a decade as an amateur motorcycle racer and saw those same qualities in the community of motorcycle racers. They are a small and deeply engaged society of enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds that, to me, is a model of a self-selected community. Also, something I know well. When I stopped racing I decided to document that community and portray it in something I call the MotoSpecta Project. There are plenty of photographers capturing the on-track action of motorcycle racing. I have elected to show what happens with the people, behind the scenes.