About

 

Artist Statement: 

I am someone who wears sunglasses inside, with the shades drawn, so it is natural that my work includes dark shadows.  I have always been drawn to darker images, yet paradoxically I am also always seeking that one ray of light, highlighting and obscuring features, creating a image of interest.  

I consider myself an intuitive photographer, never becoming bogged down with specs, 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 with it, as if they were there in-person.

2018

  • National Geographic YourShot, Best of 2018

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

  • National Geographic, Photo of the Day, Nov 17

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

  • International Photography Awards, Nature Photographer of the Year

  • Top 200 Finalist, Critical Mass

  • National Geographic, Photo of the Day, July 19

  • PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, 1st Place (non-professional), Nature

  • PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, Gold (non-professional), Portraiture

  • National Geographic Your Shot, Pop of Color, Curator: Kristen McNicholas

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

  • National Geographic Your Shot, Daily Dozen, Jan 3, May 8


2017

  • National Geographic Your Shot, Daily Dozen: June 5, Aug 10, Sep 13, Dec 20

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

  • National Geographic, Photo of the Day, April 27

2016

  • National Geographic Your Shot, Daily Dozen, July 8

  • National Geographic Your Shot, In the Shadows, Curator: Matt Adams

  • National Geographic Your Shot, Make Mars Home, Curator: Monica C. Corcoran

Publications:

  • 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, 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)