The first photographic image that transfixed me came from a National Geographic article on Arctic foxes. I was six, and it captivated me in a way that made me immediately motivated to re-create. That was why I started drawing. I drew Arctic foxes and ancient sequoias and Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl. Photorealism (though not attainable at six) was the magic goal I craved. While it spurred my artistic ventures with utensils like pencils and paint brushes, my real desire was to create the images that I copied from the magazines.
Though I am not a National Geographic photographer today (fingers crossed for the future, of course) creating images, especially portraits, sparks my passion. I graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a B.F.A. focus in photography in 2013. People are mainly what make up my imagery.
I love turning shoots into unique narratives, whether through means of alternative processes, vintage costuming, or comedic tropes. Throughout conceiving my fine art series I am particularly attracted to scenarios that can be seen as dramatic but have an interplay of whimsy and humor.
Matted Prints within the galleries are available for purchase ($15 - $75). I also offer packages ($75 - $600) for event photography, individual and group portraits, pet portraits, product photography, and commissions in alternative processes for those seeking an unconventional photographic experience.
Contact me to set up a consultation or to purchase matted prints.