2020 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Valdosta State University
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design
2003 Associate of Fine Arts
2002 Associate of Science
The tension between humans and the natural world excites me as a photographer. Through both portraits of individuals in their environments, and landscapes imprinted by society, I seek to convey the dynamic relationship between people and the natural world. In my work, I embrace the anticipation of shooting 35mm film, the precision of a modern digital camera, and the spontanaity of a phone. My goal is to inspire those who view my photos to slow down and question our balance with nature, to look carefully at our own unity with nature juxtaposed with our desire to control the landscape around us.
I grew up in rural Illinois on the Rock River and spent summers road-tripping across the USA with my family. Childhood on the river and exploring our country’s natural landmarks shaped me into the artist and adventurer that I am today. I’ve always been interested in photography and even ruined one of my first cameras while sliding down the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. I took my first darkroom photography class in high school and loved it so much that I ultimately studied photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. After earning my degree from SCAD, I worked as the staff photographer for Armstrong State University, then Georgia Southern University, for a total of 16 years. Alongside my work for the university, I developed my freelance business shooting weddings, events, portraits, family photos and marketing projects. I call Savannah, Georgia home, but am available for photography projects in Atlanta, the southeast, and beyond.