My canvas is San Francisco, a city whose streets, people and places continually inspire me. It is an absolute thrill to document and capture everyday life in this amazing city. I am currently working on several bodies of work.
My black & white series, People & Places (2017-ongoing), is focused on the street. I shine a light on people’s daily preoccupations, as well as their larger struggles. The environment of my subjects plays a key role in the mood and emotions I convey through my work. I photograph this series in black & white to keep the focus on the subjects and their relationship to the environment, while adding a heightened sense of drama.
My color street work takes a more whimsical approach. It uses vivid color slide film, stylized titles, and a perspective that’s more light-hearted. Many of the titles in this series are drawn from cinema and rock music, to add quirkiness to otherwise mundane happenings. This series is called The Way We Get By (2018-ongoing).
My work also includes physical mixed media. My series, The Wonders (2018-ongoing), uses handmade Polaroid collages to inject an element of nostalgia and magic into familiar scenes and locales. These one-of-a-kind images start with a straight black & white Polaroid. I transform the photograph by cutting it open and adding other media, such as magazine articles and book cutouts, which are drawn from cinema, pop art, and other cultural imagery. There is no digital manipulation of the Polaroids.
I am also working on a larger series of 80 Polaroids, called The New 80s (2018-ongoing). This work reimagines iconic imagery from 1980s pop culture, but set in the modern day, combining cityscape photography with conceptual portraiture. In this series, I cast and photograph women to reinterpret male character roles from classic 80s movies.
Finally, my straight portraiture work uses San Francisco backdrops and other natural environments to portray my subjects in a classic and authentic way. I am particularly skilled in using 6x7 medium format film to create richly detailed portraits. I take portraiture commissions, including portraits done in the style of my series The Wonders. Please see my rates page for more information.
I also take commissions for events, to document them and capture candid moments. If it is a party, wedding or other project, I would love to work with you to help make it something special forever.
Thank you for reading, and for coming to my site. If you’d like to work together, please get in touch.