Artists Statement :
My photography generally resolves around three themes which often overlap.
Photo documentary work capturing the heroic & honorable struggle of the everyday person, often the unseen. Generally a long form process collaborating with the subject of the photo essay over hours, days or weeks. The skill in this comes from over a decade of embedded ethnographic research for design clients, itself rooted in a lifelong passion for understanding people and hearing them.
I have a dedication to photography of place, sometimes called landscape or travel photographer, which I see as portraiture as well. My landscapes are often of nature, in which I seek to capture the a moment that would otherwise be lost and share it with those who cannot access the place, or even the spirit of seeking out such places. Creating intimacy between the viewer and nature, even if only for a moment.
Lastly, bringing years of design innovation training to bear, I collaborate with innovative startups and companies to capture their breakthrough products, thought leaders or brand story, as I have been on all sides of the process.
In all of my photography I strive to bring the viewer into the story, to create connection between the viewer & subject. In a world where we are constantly distanced from our humanity, each other, and from the precious in between moments I hope my work allows for connection, emotions. That it allows us to better understand other people, places and thus ultimately ourselves.
A hyphenate creative and lifelong storyteller, I have lived around the world, and I feel deeply privileged to have people share their stories with me. And equally fortunate in turn to share the stories and special moments with a wider audience.
My work is shaped by my love of travel, nature and connecting with the people who make a place unique. A lifelong athlete, I often find sports a means to get a deeper connection to place or a way of life. And have collaborated with many sporting goods brands.
I have worked with elite athletes at New Balance, North Face, and the US Navy, with students in Micronesia, with horses in Co Cork Ireland, Chefs in Somerville, with fisherman on the Georgia coast, cyclists crossing Southern Africa, technologists in Gujurat, India and so much more fascinating people.
My work has been showcased in Misadventures, The Glossary, Entrepreneur Magazine, and with international brands such as North Face and New Balance.
To learn more about my design innovation and strategy work please go here.
I am Boston based but always seeking my next adventure.