Growing up in the midwest, spending a good deal of time outdoors, I came to appreciate my visual surroundings at an early age — always drawing, then painting, and eventually photographing, with a focus on the natural world. Drawing and painting has had a large influence on how I photograph, even to this day. In college, I studied fine art, graphic design, and photography. While there I was introduced to a wide range of artists, photographers, and techniques, but ultimately fell in love with the black and white photographic image. After college, I had big ideas of moving to the west to coast to California — mostly for the experience, but also to focus on my photographic work. Now, living and working in Southern California I have plenty of opportunities to explore imagery that interests me.
The G2 Gallery Venice, CA January 4th-30th, 2011
Trim Venice, CA July 2nd-August 31st, 2012
Last Picture Show '09
DRKRM Gallery Los Angeles, CA November 14th-December 30th, 2009
Carmel Art and Film Festival
Carmel, CA October 6th-30th, 2010
Camera USA: National Photography Award
The von Liebig Art Center Naples, FL. May 14th-August 26th, 2011
2011 Saxton Luminaries Showcase
Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography Canton, OH Aug 5th-September 9th, 2011
Publication and online features:
View Camera Magazine, March/April 2010
RAP-10 an international gathering of photographers and artists.
Daily News Los Angeles 1/22/11
An Open Call: Your Greatest Hits An Exhibition by PhotoPlace Gallery