Artist Statement: 

I have always been drawn to the chiaroscuro style. Seeking light to illuminate and shadow to obscure.  I consider myself an intuitive and empathic photographer, never becoming paralyzed by the technical specifications, and never overthinking a moment. I simply capture what is there.  Or rather, what I see and feel is there.  My portraits are straight-forward in that sense, and my hope is that because of this they are truthful and honest.  I want the viewer to feel this, and connect, as if they were there in-person.

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2018 International Photography Awards: Nature Photographer of the Year

  • 2018 International Photography Awards: Best of Show Group Exhibition, Curator: Catherine Edelman

  • 2018 Top 200 Finalist, Critical Mass

  • 2018 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris: 1st Place (non-professional), Nature; Gold (non-professional), Portraiture

Select Exhibitions:

  • 2018 SE Center for Photography, Greenville, North Carolina, Fauna, Juror: Anne Berry

  • 2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Capturing the Light, Online Gallery, Juror: Laura Moyer

  • 2017 A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Animalia, Directors Honorable Mention, Juror: Traer Scott


  • F-Stop Magazine Issue #94 (Animals 2019)

  • National Geographic Photo of the Day: April 27, 2017; July 19 and Nov 17, 2018

  • National Geographic, Best of 2018, Your best photos of 2018, Dec 10, 2018 (online)

  • National Geographic, Our favorite photos from this week-taken by you, Nov 2, 2018 (online)

  • National Geographic, Día de los Muertos: múltiples expresiones de una colorida tradición, Nov 1, 2018 (online)

  • National Geographic, Beautiful photos of Day of the Dead, Oct 30, 2018 (online)

  • National Geographic, 6 Gorgeous Photos from National Geographic, July 21 2018 (online)

  • National Geographic, Photo of the Day: Best of Animals, Oct 4 2017 (online)

  • National Geographic, Birds Around the World in 31 Incredible Photos, June 23 2017 (online)

  • National Geographic, 7 Gorgeous Photos from National Geographic, April 29 2017 (online)