For years I’ve carried around an old, refurbished Nikon D3000.


I have no formal education in photography, know very little about camera models or lenses, and understand close to nothing about the physics of light. My camera and I have history. I made a lot of mistakes along the way and still have a hard time adjusting to new equipment. The lens I use was a $25 find from a local vintage shop. Even though a manual focus is more difficult to adjust to I guess I just connected with it. There is something very personal about a shallow depth of field. And that’s what photography is to me – a personal connection.


Many of my shoots are with individuals who are typically uncomfortable in front of a camera. And I completely relate. One of the reasons I became a photographer was to avoid being photographed. I guess you could say I think outside of the box. And the frame…

I exclusively shoot candid. I just have a conversation, move where I need to be, and capture personality and mood through lighting and your natural body language. No flash, no equipment, no pressure. I even do minimal editing. My goal is to capture the perfect moment in person not create one after the fact.





Artist in Sunlight
Portrait of Wolf
Crafter with Coffee
Portrait of a Volunteer
Southern Crafter
Portrait of a Baker and Andrew
Red As A Wolf
Artist in Polka Dots