I started photography when I was in high school. I earned a BFA in Photography from Ohio University in 1992 and embarked on a career in commercial photography which lasted ten years. At some point the creative journey photography stood for became, not very creative, even as my commercial work flourished. So I jumped ship, got into art direction and advertising and at that point photography took on an even more personal meaning. It became a way for me to feel and see the world.
I am very interested in how photography can tell a global, universal story. Through visual approaches that rely on consistency and honesty, I can tell human stories no matter where I am in the world. Themes of disconnectedness, being on the verge of change and human behaviors are what my work explores.
In addition to photography, I am a musician, a creative director, designer and a father. I believe that what you learn during the creative journey is more important than what you make.
Creative director. Photographer. Designer. Musician.
2016 Returned to Iceland to continue the photographic series "Search Party"
2015 Flashpowder #15 Nominee and Workshop Attendee
2015 Photographed throughout Iceland for a new project
2015 Crusade Supported Art Featured Photographer Fall 2015 Collection
2015 Released New Sincerity Work's second record, "Nowadays"
2014 Created "44" from New Sincerity Works and started performing live
2014 Workshop in Cuba with Peter Turnley
2012 Began working with photography, again
2010 Became Executive Creative Director at gyro, global ideas shop
2010 Served as guest facilitator at HyperIsland
2000 Began work as an interactive designer and became a dad
1999 Determined commercial photography was not a creative opportunity
1990-1998 Worked as a commercial photographer
1996 Toured with Loud Family on Interbabe Concern tour
1993 Co-founded Hoopdog Records, an indie music label
1992 BFA Photography, Ohio University; minor in English
1990-1992 Attended Kodak School of Digital Imaging, Camden, Maine
1988 Participated in Zone VI Workshops, Putney, Vermont
1986 Built first darkroom
1985 Read Ansel Adams “The Print,” “The Camera” and “The Negative”
1984 Received a Pentax 35mm Spotomatic camera from father
1981 Raced BMX bikes, the only attempted sport
1980 Began playing drums in first rock band
1969 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
2015 Ain't Bad Volume 3 Number 1, From Here On
2015 Butter Books, Outsider Inside Limited Edition Printed Zine
1998 Images Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Group Shows and Publications
2017 Group Show "Re-vision: New Directions in Traditional Genres" Furman University
2017 Group Show "Resolutions" WashPark Art Gallery Cincinnati, Ohio
2016 Featured Essay "Search Party" in The Photographic Journal
2016 Leica Blog Feature for Outsider Inside Work
2016 Fresh + Flash + Photographic Group Show Indianna University Center of Art and Design, Columbus, Indiana
2014 ISP International Street Photography Magazine
2014 ThisisPaper Magazine
2014 Ain't Bad Magazine Online
2014 Street Photographer Blog
2013 Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily
2013 aCurator Blog
2013 F-stop Magazine Issue #59 True/False
2013 Urbanautica Bye Bye 2012
2013 Urbanautica Fauna
1993 Plastic Camera Show, Casa Nueva, Athens Ohio
1992 Senior Thesis Show, Siegfried Gallery, Athens, Ohio
Ohio University Permanent Photography Collection