These Americans is a series of photographs depicting individuals who attended the Women’s March (January 21, 2017) on Washington DC. What began as an internet post after the election of Donald J. Trump, led to over 5 Million people attending marches worldwide; over 500,000 in Washington, D.C. alone. During a time of a polarized America, this day unified demonstrators, gave a voice to those who felt voiceless and fueled what many are calling the ‘Resistance’.
Born in the Northeast and transplanted to South, this project began with a goal: to try and make a new home more inviting by meeting and photographing all those that live in my neighborhood. I have continued this project for the past four years in three separate locations: Baton Rouge, LA; Brooklyn, NY; and now to my new home as a Resident Artist at Penland School of Crafts. My tools of choice consist of multiple film-based cameras, a homemade photo booth backdrop, and a sign that reads, “Photographs for Neighborhood Photo Project,” announcing the project to everyone who passes by. In return for helping me build a sense of community, I give a silver gelatin filmstrip print to every one of my neighbors in person or by mail. I see this as a chance to break away from today’s digital media, and a way to give a tangible gift that can be passed down for generations. This project will always remain free to all the people who sit for me. Print sales go towards funding film, photo chemicals, and postage for the project.
This body of work began in the fall of 2014 while I was photographing and hiking through parts of northern Italy and southern Germany.
*Kastelruth (Italian: Castelrottois a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.
*The Dolomites (Italian: Dolomiti; German: Dolomiten) are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley (Italian: Valsugana).
*Ulm is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube. The city, whose population is estimated at 120,000 (2006). Internationally, Ulm is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world (161.53 m or 529.95 feet), the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster) and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.
This body of work is about my mother's addiction, sobriety, and relapse as well as my frustration with the establishments that claimed they could help her.
I was invited to photograph the 5th Company Washington Artillary during reenactments around parts of Louisiana.
Momento Mori Series
This project documents the people and homes that were left after Hurricane Sandy hit the coast of New York in October 2012. Thanks to the generosity of The Shore Soup Project, I was able to photograph the volunteers as they brought food to those in need.
This project began as my final show at SUNY Purchase and was continued for a year after my graduation in 2007. The idea was to travel as far as I could and document those I met along the way. During this time and through multiple trips I was able to travel as far as Guam and back to my hometown of Madison, Connecticut.