I’m a project-based photographer. But even within the spaces I define for my projects, I wander a great deal. Being outside is important, as I’m often interested in disruptions to the natural landscape. Finding the unexpected - discarded jeans lying intertwined with garbage, trees, and plants; the way a raven’s wingspan seems to echo the crossed bars in a composition - is what keeps me looking for new things to photograph.

I’ve photographed the architecture of big box stores; tragic, wounded raptors that can only survive within cages; and the personal items left behind by transient homeless populations. I’m drawn to subjects where there is a heightened contrast between my discomfort with what I’m photographing and my ability to find beauty within it. My photographs are, in one sense, a critique of my subjects and the world that contains them. But there’s often a hint of irony, that emerges organically, in creating aesthetic objects out of things that aren’t inherently beautiful.

I was born and raised in Upstate New York and spent 13 years in New York City. I currently live in Lebanon, NH with my wife, two daughters, and dog Ruby.

I received an M.F.A. in Photography from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and a B.A. in English from New York University.

I'm currently an assistant professor of photography and digital media at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.

I'm also a 46er.

This site is the sole responsibility of me. I completely designed and coded it, and all the photographs are mine (unless otherwise noted). It is maintained with Movable Type (Really. I started learning about CMS' in the early '00s and never looked back (or forward)) and hosted at Pair.