this body of work focuses on the idea that some places, no matter how trivial seeming to others, may hold a special importance to us individually. something could have happened there that immediately comes to mind - it may have been the place we saw someone for the last time, a spot you parked in every single day for years, a place you had an impacting and meaningful conversation with a friend, maybe one that influenced a big decision in your life. these locations somehow seem to retain some of the emotional atmosphere from these experiences when we return to them, especially alone. in the total darkness with nothing but headlights and street lamps, there is no other visual information distracting you from each space - each location is all that appears to exist in the seemingly smaller world of the night.
november 2014 - june, 2015
it has been said that every portrait is to some extent like looking in a mirror in that we are all human, possess a similar range in emotions, and know what it is to feel. i have been thinking a lot lately about what makes us who we are, and if who i am and who i am becoming is somebody i am and can be proud of. it is becoming increasingly apparent to me that all of life is one continuous transition and things are always going through processes, and that you have to live in the now instead of only ever anticipating the end result. the changing of the seasons reveals constant motion in nature, and even through intense changes and extreme situations it does not worry, question itself, or criticize it’s progress. it only exists in the current moment because that is the only thing determining what comes next. i began photographing moments in nature that most resonated with me, along with creating self portraits. focusing on the transitioning landscape, times of day, and body language i conveyed, i hoped to express and capture emotions similar to those i’ve felt while learning to accept change and uncertainty. arranged as triptychs, the images are not about any of the elements singularly but what the groupings communicate as a whole.
july 2014 - march, 2015
this series examines the idea that you don’t have to live somewhere to feel at home - it's a feeling emitted by the people who live there, not a location.
february - april, 2014
west mountain is a project looking at the remains of an abandoned tuberculosis hospital which closed just over 40 years ago, and the realization that with time, any modern building can reduce to this state.
january - february, 2014
these images focus on the rural architecture of northeast pennsylvania, each building located either on or just off of route 6 - the main road running through my hometown. having driven by each of these locations more times than one could think to count, it took a cross-country trip to allow me to see this area with fresh eyes.