Thursday, January 14, 2010


Here is a sneak peek into my new project I am working on. The concept is about important decisions. For Christmas, I went down to Tucson, AZ to photograph the beautiful scenery there. I plan on printing my images with historic processes and other alternative photography. It will take me awhile to finish the project, but it will be incredibly beautiful when it is done!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lifestyle's Artist Statement

The greatest influence in my work is my love and passion for people. There is so much to say about a person. I see each individual as unique, with their own distinct stories to tell, and I recognize that theme continually resurfacing in my work. My goal is to capture the personality, passions and emotions within individuals. I believe people have so many different layers to who they are, what they think and how they feel.

For this project, I found great inspiration as I studied the work of Mary Ellen Mark. She inspired me to take a photojournalist approach to my photography. She inspired and motivated me to get out on the streets and find a wide variety of people to photograph.

I approached this project in a straightforward manner. I found people to photograph, talked to them about their lives, and then captured a part of their personality and lifestyle. I let them do their own thing, encouraging them to be themselves, as I sit in the background photographing. All my photographs are printed black and white to simplify the images.

I plan on working on this project for a few years. If anyone knows somebody who would be good to photograph for this project, please let me know. Thanks.