My approach to photography is inspired by Sebastião Salgado, who once said that “it’s not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed.” Whether I’m working with a bride on her wedding day, a child in a Kenyan slum, or an old mountain man in Tennessee, I believe that my responsibility as a photographer is to capture the dignity and beauty of human beings. The photojournalist in me is drawn to this work as documentation. The artist in me is driven to it by the need to illustrate the beauty, tragedy, and sometimes comedy, of the human experience.
I’m particularly passionate about using photography as a storytelling and advocacy tool for marginalized populations, and I’ve worked in that capacity for several African nonprofits. I also love wedding and portrait photography, which give me the chance to photograph people during some of the most joyful moments of their lives. My diverse work coheres around the desire to capture my subjects’ spirits as truthfully and graciously as possible. I hope I do them justice.
If you’d like to talk more about my work or photography in general, please contact me!
+1 423 342 0255