Bio / CV
I'm a photographer and retoucher based in Austin, TX. My personal work explores themes of memory and loss, depicting mood as well as moment with expressive color and subtle detail.
Originally from the “Pennsyltucky” part of Pennsylvania, I spent several years in Washington, DC and San Francisco before finding my way to Austin in 2000. Like most Austinites, I play in a band you probably haven’t heard of and live for the next breakfast taco.
“Road Trip” (working title) - 2018 to Present
An ongoing project using images made during long hours on the road while on tour to suggest a narrative of half-remembered memories.
“Prague Revisited” — 2014 to 2016
I lived in Prague as a student in the Fall of 1994, a few years after the “Velvet Revolution” that ended Communism. Twenty years later, I went back to make images of the city, exploring the built environment and revisiting my past.
“The Fire of Fires” — 2009
Long-term project documenting the six-month build process of “The Fire of Fires”, a 3-story temporary structure built in Austin and installed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 2009 Burning Man Festival. Documentation tasks included coverage of construction progress, crew portraits and photos of the structure in use by festival attendees.
“Resolution Clock” — 2008
Crew photographer for an art installation produced for the City of Austin’s New Year’s Eve festivities. A 34-foot tall wooden clock tower was assembled at Auditorium Shores and set on fire in front of a crowd of 80,000 people as the finale to the City’s First Night Parade.
F-Stop Magazine, Selected Artist, “At Night” Issue, December 2018
Creative Quarterly, Selected Artist, “100 Best Annual 2016”, Spring 2017
Creative Quarterly, Selected Artist, Issue #41, Winter 2015
Creative Quarterly, Selected Artist, Issue #35, Summer 2014
Geostellar.com - SXSW coverage and editorial assignments, Spring 2013
Kung Fu/Tai Chi Magazine, March-April 2013
Origin Magazine (formerly Whole Lifestyle), Selected Artist, Spring 2011
Santa Fe Weekly Alibi, June 2010
Austin Chronicle, December 2009
The Burning Man Project, Annual Calendar 2006, 2009
2018 • Surreal, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT
2017 • Merit Award, Texas Professional Photographer’s Association Summer Exhibition, Conroe TX
2016 • Texas Photographic Society Members Only Show #29, San Antonio Central Library, San Antonio TX
2016 • Curator’s Choice Award, The Moment Between curated by Dan Winters, The Picture Review, Austin TX
2015 • Light + Sound, The Picture Review, Austin TX
2015 • Nocturne, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT
2015 • Black and White, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT
2013 • Truth and Photography, Photogroup Studios, Austin TX
2010 • The Art of Such and Such, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta GA
2009-2013 • Art Outside Festival, Rockdale TX
2007-2009 • Austin Artistic Reconstruction, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
BA, Literature — American University, Washington, DC
AAS, Photography — Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop CC