Photography, for me, is about organizing chaos. I make photographs to elicit contemplation. My photographic research concentrates on human interaction with the environment, public or private, as a way to assess and understand existence in the context of our technological culture. While walking through any setting, I am drawn to objects and scenes that were the effect of a random moment. I am particularly interested in finding arrangements of objects in odd compositions that excite me with shock, surprise or humor. The discovery and framing of these complex and compelling images prompts emotion and reveals the essence of what it means to be human. It is imperative that I record the experience with my camera. This insight is especially significant living in the Information Age. Our technological culture is alienating us from one another. My photographs intend to remind the viewer of the ‘other’ for the purpose of evoking a sense of compassion and empathy.

My current project, Instagram Diary 2018, explores the realm of Mobile Photography. It is a year long project that captures pockets of life as they unfold organically. I am always looking for the remnants from a moment that evoke emotion and I photograph with my iPhone 7 camera because it is always at my fingertips. I am learning that Mobile Photography is more than just shooting with an iPhone…