Finishing The Story

There is nothing quite like a good photographic mystery.  I find myself constantly finding old photographs and negatives and trying to figure out the history behind them.  I don’t know exactly why I’m drawn to it, only that I feel like the untold stories of ordinary lives are important and should be remembered and learned […]

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Capturing Life Unfolding

Portraiture is definitely not something I would consider myself an expert on.  I’ve always found myself a bit apprehensive telling someone how to “pose” or “look natural.”  I guess it is the documentary photographer in me, but I don’t particularly care to try to tell the story of life how to unfold.  There is something […]

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Sharing Life With Strangers

“Living life” might be a bit of an overstatement considering I don’t actually speak to a majority of people I photograph.  Last summer I went to England for a couple of weeks.  To say that is changed my life is sort of an understatement.  Mainly it changed my photography.  I wouldn’t by any means say […]

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Monochrome

I have been shooting a lot of monochrome images lately.  There is just something about a black and white image that just draws me in.  I think, for me at least,  seeing an image in black and white makes me focus on what is there because of the lack of color. Shadows are so prominent in monochrome. […]

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Colliding

There are a lot of moments in life that I feel like are a collision of the past and the present.  Sometimes, it’s awkward sort of out of place.  Other times it’s beautiful a nice contrast of old and new.  Whichever may be true, there is a sort of an allure to this collision.  The […]

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The Winter

Winter’s touch is plain to see.  Its long fingers twist through our neighborhoods, and down our streets.  Framing our daily lives with organic beauty, asymmetry.  Reaching into us like the cold air.  You feel the coldness like you see it in the trees. What some people see as death is really nature’s rest, its retreat. […]

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Escape

The escape route.  Simple, geometric.  Escape from the inside, take it all in from above.  Apart from it all and a part of it all.   The stories climb all the way up.  A general layout for a complicated mind, a physical escape for the city dweller.  One for all, a safe haven.  It simplicity […]

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