I believe that the most special moments are in the details. A certain glance, an uncontrollable laugh or a sliver of sunlight across your skin. These are things that make an image authentic. I try my best to make authentic images, and that’s a word I use confidently, but not lightly. I could make you do all sorts of poses or use fake looking filters, but honestly, I’d rather just make real photographs.
HOW IT STARTED
My dad and I took a two week trip to Italy together when I was 14. I had just got a 35mm point and shoot (it was automatic, but I eventually stole my dads old Canon FTb), so I was pretty excited to capture every detail. Soon I discovered how photographs gave me the chance to tell a story. A way to instantly catch irreplaceable moments. It’s an amazingly powerful thing!
Coming from Pittsburgh I’d been dying to explore the West and take in all of its splendor. Last summer I fulfilled that dream, visiting Colorado, Oregon and Washington. In June I linked up with a good friend in Denver. Our to-do list consisted of drinking a lot of good beer and hiking the Flat Irons – we were successful in both! Later, in August, my best friend and I road tripped through Oregon and Washington. We hiked daily, saw the Temptations, boated with Mt. Hood as our backdrop and played frisbee on Cannon Beach. We also got a flat tire, because it wouldn’t be a road trip if we didn’t. Talk about a good summer.
From left to right: Biker stop heading to Nederland, CO., Cannon Beach – barnacle watching, driving to Boulder, Forest Park – Portland, Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood, Cannon waves
From left to right: Paddle boating at Lost Lake, Seattle and Mt. Rainier, Cannon Beach, driving along the Colombia River, our epic flat tire