Thanks for taking time to check out my work. Photography has been central to my life for over 20 years. I'm technically trained in fine art photography and have a background in photojournalism. I like photographing people and places, and producing images that tell a story.
In addition to photography, I studied social anthropology and went on to earn a master’s degree in international development. I've been working overseas in the humanitarian sector for most of the last decade, always with camera in tow. My images from these travels have been published in National Geographic Explorer, Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, and by a number of international aid agencies. My work from South Sudan has been featured in fundraising and awareness initiatives in the US, UK, and Ireland. One image was selected to broadcast every hour for three months on the giant CBS screen in Times Square in New York.
I'm also a co-founder of Vayando, an Atlanta based social enterprise that connects curious travelers with micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world. We're live in Rwanda and Costa Rica with a 100 country goal. Visual storytelling is central to this initiative as well.
For me, photography has always been about experiencing the moment, engaging with your surroundings, and producing results. It's incredibly gratifying when all of the technical, spacial and emotional elements needed for a good image come together. More than that, I think photography is about constantly challenging yourself to find new perspective. Just as important as focusing on the details is stepping back and seeing the wider context, then looking for a way to convey that with depth, meaning, and creativity. My goal is to produce images that people will value for generations to come, and be proud to share with family, friends, and clients. That to me is success.