Commercial Projects -
High Hampton Inn // Cashiers, NC
Blackberry Mountain // Walland, TN
Parcelle Wine Drop
Private Collections -
Miami, FL: This, Right Here
Walland, TN: Moonshine
Everything Else -
This body of work began over 10 years ago after developing a fascination with public walls and surfaces found in urban environments. Early collages intended to mimic the paint, advertisements, accidents, and other seemingly mundane surfaces that so densely populated public ad spaces and billboards.
After receiving a BA in Visual Arts with a concentration in photography, my collage work evolved. Collage became a satisfying means to combine my compositional skills as a photographer with my utter lack of technical training as a painter. Using collage, I could build the composition of my landscapes, my subjects, and my intention in a way that making a photograph could not. Collage has become my form of painting so to speak.
Each piece is composed by hand using newspapers and vintage magazines from decades prior. The work progresses through multiple cycles of being collaged, scanned and collaged again culminating in one final print. Final iterations are printed large format and the final piece is presented as either a singular large format print or in editions.
This project has been ongoing and constantly evolving since 2009.
Photo Credit: Martin Parr
My Dad gave me his old Minolta when I was a kid. I had a photo teacher named Ms. McCarthy who handed me Joel Sternfeld's American Prospects at the age of maybe 13 or 14. That was the single defining moment in my life that I can remember where I thought "oh this is what an aha moment feels like. I need to make stuff"
So I went to college and studied art. I got to sit next to Joel Sternfeld at a dinner by random chance in 2015 or 2016. Long story short, photography has played an important role in my life. It may not ever be my professional pursuit but it will always be a visual mode by which I love to digest and study the world around me.
Here are some photos I've taken over the years. Some are digital. Some are good. Some are bad. A lot are film.
PRODUCTION & FILM
Before I became a full time artist, I was a commercial film producer. I enjoyed my time in film but after a few years realized that I was working 12+ hour days to make other people's dreams happen. After that epiphany, I decided that if I was going to hustle that hard, I wanted to hustle for my own dreams.
I still love film but no longer work directly for brands or agencies. Below is select work, branded content, and previous clients from that time in my life.
If you have a project you would like to discuss don't hesitate to reach out. I will selectively work on a few projects per year.
Photo Credit: William Eggleston
And here's the rest of me - the doesn't-neatly-fit-into-the-html-of-a- website me. The slightly-confusing-couldn't-choose-one-skill-or-hobby me. The suffered-intense-fomo-as-a-kid me.
My lists, my writing, some mediocre drawings, whatever else I feel like throwing up here.
Everything in between the one trick pony artist who works in one medium and is just that.
Photo Credit: Martin Parr
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