706 - 1445 W 13th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1P2
I am a fine art and editorial photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. I'm also a professional printer by trade. Born in Detroit, I have a masters degree in chemistry and have worked as a scientist researching and developing materials, including holographic films. In the evenings, my interest piqued in another kind of lab: the photography darkroom.
My personal work draws from the rich history of documentary photography and delves into the social aspects of people inhabiting the built environment. Pictures incorporate a theatrical mood with the aesthetics and candor of contemporary photography with a post-modern psyche.
My photographs are widely circulated in commercial & editorial uses. These include projects commissioned by national magazines, including a cover-shoot with Lululemon Athletica's CEO. I also regularly photograph weddings and events in the photojournalistic style of street photography. As with personal projects, commissioned work is driven by a visual storytelling approach accented with a creative aesthetic. Recent clients include Oxford University Press and New York Magazine.
Along with my personal odyssey in photography, I manage a print lab producing works for other artists and professionals. I'm currently printing for Vancouver's Capture Photography Festival. Photographic works have also been produced with artists for exhibition at Vancouver's Initial Gallery and the Richmond Art Gallery.
Having an interest in the artistic, educational, and philosophical aspects of photography, I am regularly invited to give talks to local camera clubs, including a 2012 invited lecture at the University of British Columbia and the judging of an international photography competition sponsored by Sony Ericsson. I am a founding member of Strange.rs Collective, authored articles for Photosho Magazine, and was featured in Shutr FotoMagazine. In 2012, I published my first solo book: Drop Out of Art School.
I'm am available for a wide variety of editorial assignments and commissioned projects. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to book a photoshoot.
RECENT NEWS The Capture Photograph Festival opened yesterday. My conceptual art project also tells a story of some of the world most livable cities. It's mounted large scale on the outside of the King Edward Canada Line station. The jury consisted of a panel from the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, and Western Front. More information is available here.
Averra Developments, Inc.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Brazilian Vibe Magazine
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Canadian Retailer Magazine
Carnegie, Hill & Associates, Inc.
New York Magazine
Oxford University Press Canada
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
SilverKris - Singapore Airlines Inflight Magazine
University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
Urban Geography Journal
Capture Photography Festival Catalogue v.3 (2016) Capture Photography Festival Catalogue v.1 (2013)
Format Festival Catalogue (2011) Bòlit Contemporary Art Center
Cardiff Life Magazine
Critical Planning Journal (Vol. 19, Summer 2012)
Humble Arts Foundation Instagram Takeover (2016) ISP Magazine, Issue #1
Oxford School of Photography
Orange Dot Gallery
LPV Magazine Leica Liker Interview
L E N S C R A T C H
Radiate Magazine Issue #4 (2013)
Street Photographers Book
Street Reverb Magazine
Times of Israel
01 Magazine Issue 5
Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show 48 Winter Pictures (2016)
Capture Photography Festival, Canada Line, Vancouver, Canada (2016)
Art Gestalt, Vancouver Canada (2015)
The Print Space, London, UK (2015)
Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show 39 Tough Turf (2014)
Capture Photography Festival, Museum of Vancouver, Canada (2013)
Strangelives, Artget Gallery, Serbia (2013)
Street Photography Exhibit, Urban Picnic Gallery, UK (2012)
Head On Photo Festival, Global Gallery, Sydney, AUS (2012)
Format Festival, Derby, UK (2011)
Strangelands, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (2010)
LPV's Can't Pay the Rent, L'Keg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2009)
In construction, Bòlit Contemporary Art Center, Girona, Spain (2008)
Landscapes of Vancouver, Yaletown Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2008)
Stranger Exhibit, Radha Centre, Vancouver, Canada (2008)
Street: Reportage/Doc., Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2008)
We Are All Photographers Now, Musée de l'Elysée, Switzerland (2007)
Winner Capture Photography Festival Competition (2016) Finalist, Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition, UK (2013)
Winner, Vancouver Biennale Contest, Canada (2006)
Drop Out of Art School
Right Here, Right Now Catalogue
VenusStreet: Colour Candids
VenusStreet: Black and White Candids
INVITED LECTURES, TALKS, & PANELS
Vancouver International Photography Festival (2015)
Museum of Vancouver, Capture Photography Festival (2013)
Pacific Digital Photography Club (2013)
Clear Focus Camera Club (2013)
University of British Columbia Photo Society (2012)
Langley Camera Club (2011)
MS Chemistry, Indiana University (1998)
BS Chemistry/Mathematics Minor, Eastern Michigan University (1995) Jane Addams Center Photography Program (1999)
Member of Strange.rs