I grew up in a small Texas town located 13 miles from the Louisiana bayou. I've replaced cypress tress with mountains & rocky coastlines, and crawfish with steamers & mussels. My approach is pretty simple; merge the craft of fine art photography with visual journalism to create an authentic story.
I’m not looking for the perfect image; crisp, clean, and colorful. I’m looking for movement, uncertainty, discovery, and particles of light that come together to create a timeless, and thought evoking photograph. Developing lasting relationships with my clients helps me understand who they are, which in turn, helps guide me to creating an honest portrait, or documenting a clients wedding day.
We are constantly surrounded by images, mostly in a digital environment. As time moves on, I ask myself, what will happen to digital photographs that have been saved on phones, computers, and social media sites? I can remember as a child opening my parents cabinet and pulling out one of many photo albums. This simple act allowed me to discover my past, learn about those who came before me, and without a doubt, had an impact on my life.
I never lost my love for film. All of my portraits are made with a combination of both film, and digital photography. Black and white portraits are printed on silver gelatin paper, and color portraits are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper. A select number of fine art prints are provided to all of my clients with each portrait session, or wedding. I don’t want my photographs to fall into the dark digital abyss; I want them to be discovered throughout time. It’s my way of protecting the beauty of an actual tangible object that can be held and viewed, time and time again.
I was fortunate enough to work and study under one of the great fine arts photographers of our time, Keith Carter. It was here that I truly understood that making a photograph was much more than taking a picture. My work has been featured in both national and International publications, museum & gallery exhibitions, and private collections. I believe everyone has a story, and I would like to tell yours.