Born and raised in RIchmond, Virginia, I toyed with photography as a teenager until I left my camera on top of my car. Years later, after getting over seeing my camera crash and burn, I got a new one and started shooting again. I was inspired by the mundane things I saw. Always wondering how to take something plain and make it noticeable and special. Courses at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts led to a hunger for more as I dodged and burned in the darkroom. Later, I moved to New York City where I was able to study at the International Center of Photography. And I found the perfect playground for photographing all that was around me. Living in New York City gave me the opportunity to study a natural element in a unique setting. Home came calling in 2014, though, and I came back home to Richmond.
As photographers, we see with our hearts something beyond what the eye can capture. A moment in time forever frozen. Yet, a moment brings with it a powerful sadness, an exhilarating adventure, or a seamless joy. Encapsulating those emotions in a brief instant is what it takes to draw someone into that image to experience it in the same way.
Realize a precious moment in time.
A time to hold onto.
The emotion of time.