All of my work comes from daily life. I photograph a complex psychology that is unconsciously revealed through gesture, physicality, or the familiar objects of our homes. I am fascinated by our attempts at love, relationship, and connection; and how simultaneously solid and fragile these efforts appear when scrutinized by the camera. I am interested in the gritty alchemy of human connection, and the ways in which our vulnerabilities, imperfections, and foibles define us significantly more than the polished package of modern fantasy.

I photograph family, friends, and strangers during moments that uncover the subtle dynamics of love, fear, vulnerability, and desire for connection. In addition, the ordinary objects of daily living are captured as psychological still lifes that reveal and contain a nuanced exploration of our internal selves. Culled from unstaged observations, the content of the image is a composite of the subjects’ psychology and my own. The making of these pictures is more about my ability to reframe a scene in order to reflect my specific point of view, than it is about the reality of my subjects’ experience.

The photographs build towards a larger narrative, and ask questions about how we build meaning in our lives, and who we are versus who we want to be. Ultimately, the images exist in this loop of question and answer about psychological intimacy, awkwardness, effort, and intention.

The images are archival pigment prints