I’ve been a resident of Oregon for the majority of my life, living along the coast and in the mid-Willamette Valley, where I stayed to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Oregon State University. During this time I focused my efforts on film photography and darkroom techniques. I studied under an adamant modernist, someone who worked with the likes of Ansel Adams and Paul Caponigro, so my desire was always to make the ‘perfect print’. It wasn’t until after I graduated that I realized the way I see the world, and the way photography works within the broader scope of my life, does not denote perfection.
Today, what’s more important for me is to intentionally craft images that are meditative and personal, a reflection of the process that, hopefully, went into making them. What interests me most, working with the effortless intricacies and humble grandeur of nature and humanity, is finding how they represent themselves most fully in a range of light and shadow. What I’ve learned most through my ongoing practice as a photographer is patience, and that, with patience, all things emanate light.
On a technical note, all of the photographs I take are shot on film. It’s the photographic medium that, for me, is most conducive of introspection and awareness, which are important facets in how photography betters my life.
If you’re interested in purchasing or commissioning work, collaborating on a project, or receiving one-on-one instruction in photography, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.