Kirk is an architect, photographer and filmmaker based in Seattle, Washington.
His photographic work examines environments that humans construct for themselves, their uses, intimacies and implications, and how time imprints and alters these relationships. His ongoing project on the Duwamish River is a direct result of these interests, as well as an extension of years spent on the industrialized rivers of his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
His latest book of photography, Quarantine Portraits (An Isolated Collaboration of Friends and Objects), compiles portraits of friends and colleagues with objects of their choosing that gained significance to them during COVID’s strange quarantined spring of 2020. The formally consistent photographs represent a directly personal investigation of people’s connections to the environs they create.
Kirk earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, and is a student at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.