I am a photographer, multimedia artist, and teacher based in Los Angeles. My photographic essays explore grey areas between propriety and transgression, order and chaos, and the duality of our internal and external lives. I make imagery that illuminates and questions the lines between deviance and normalcy, portraying the spectrums of behavior on which we all fall.
Since 2014 I have worked as a freelance documentary, editorial, and fine art photographer. My work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, F-Stop Magazine, NME, and Scalawag Magazine, among other publications. My client list includes numerous non-governmental organizations including the Open Society Foundations. I have exhibited work in group shows at Photoville (New York), the Los Angeles Center of Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery (Vermont), and the Infinity Room Gallery (Los Angeles), among others.
Before a career in art, I worked as a community organizer and teacher in Ecuador, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and North Carolina.
I lead participatory photography workshops with people who have experienced addiction, homelessness, and trauma. These Photovoice workshops guide participants in how to document and communicate their life stories through photography and writing, culminating in a public exhibition we create together as a group. My Photovoice projects in North Carolina and West Virginia have been supported by grants from the Third Wave Foundation and the State of West Virginia.
I also teach photography workshops for middle and high school students at the Los Angeles Center of Photography and the Lucie Foundation’s SNAPSHOP! Program. My youth classes cover basic digital photography, portraiture, urban landscape, and documentary storytelling.
Selected Clients & Publications
Editorial: Airbnb, Detour, Ezra Furman, Finch & Partners, Real Good Nutrition, Prince Street Podcast by Dean & DeLuca, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Nonprofit: Advocates for Youth, Benevolence Farm, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, The Institute for High Quality Care, North Carolina AIDS Action Network, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Open Society Foundations, ShareWell, Street Symphony, YouTHink & the Zimmer Children's Museum
Publications: Amplifier Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, FotoRoom, The Huffington Post, The Influence, Light Leaked, The Los Angeles Times, NME, North Carolina Health News, The Raleigh News & Observer, Scalawag Magazine