I photograph through an environmental awareness lens to promote good stewardship. Testing the boundaries of abstraction and recognition. Leveraging the impact of scale and space. Striving to provide something unique and evocative.

I see my work with nature as a relationship. There are instances when I capture images in a straightforward manner, without overthinking the subject. In these cases, I rely on composition and scale to present impact, appreciating our natural world in its unadulterated form. However, there are also moments when I seek to establish a more abstract relationship with a situation. During these instances, I utilize elements such as movement, light, and time to interpret the moment and create images that are open to response.

I’m an Ohio native and current Virginia resident. I received a BFA from Kent State University School of Visual Communication and Design. My photography exploration is influenced by years of creating stories in the world of brand advertising and working with some of the top photographers as an art director, creative director and educator. Training that inspires me to approach my art openly but with a purpose.

My work has been in exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Capital One in Chesapeake, VA, BOJUart gallery exhibits in Virginia Beach and Richmond, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and are part of numerous personal and corporate permanent collections.

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Charitable Donations and Support

Capturing and preserving moments is at the core of my work, using it to support our world through donations of time, money, and limited edition prints to charities, auctions and support for non-profit fundraising is a responsibility I carry. Below is a selection of organizations helped over the years:

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Ignite RPS (Empowering Richmond City Public School Teachers)
Sentara Brock Cancer Center (Norfolk, VA)

A Thousand Tales

About this image: I was fortunate to find this opportunity during an exploration of the eastern shore in Virginia. This is a part of our coastline that has limited access and is made up of countless islands and channels that change with the tides. I was drawn to this image first by sound. I wouldn’t have noticed these expansive schools of small fish rhythmically swimming this remote channel, if not for the sound of the surface exploding with activity as they danced across the surface over and over in a repetitive sequence.

Once I made the print, it made perfect sense to finish coat the piece with a resin finish to capture the feel of the channel water. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art agreed and included the work in an exhibition.

A Thousand Tales, 2019
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
40 x 60  inches, image

Custom sizes available


A Thousand Tales (detail)

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