About

Photo by Carlene Hartline.
Photo by Carlene Hartline.

I was born in 1983, in the year of the pig. They say that taking photographs of people is an acquisitive act, gaining something without giving back unless by conscious decision to do so in a separate act. Maybe it’s the pig in me that is gluttonous in this way: there’s a compulsion that drives me, one that I do not yet fully understand. Some people collect clothes, others collect stamps, and I take photographs, mostly of people and animals. I have been doing so for almost my entire life. The artifacts of my compulsion are here for you to see.

Though born in Sydney, Australia, I now split my time between New York and Chicago.

I have been published in People, Forbes, Food & Wine, Esquire, Nue, and SilvergrainClassics, among other places. Download my artist CV here. Selected exhibitions and contests follow:

2021 – International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Jurors: Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, Carmel

2021 – Deeper Perspective, International Photo Awards, Honorable Mention

2021 – Incomplete, The Scarab Club, Juror: Sajeev Wisweswaran, Detroit

2021 – The Creative Portrait, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Juror: Aline Smithson, Los Angeles

2021 – A Fall of Rain, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Juror: Kat Kiernan, Providence

2021 – Color, Southeast Center for Photography, Jurors: Constance & Jerry Rosenthal, Greeneville

2021 – Unbound, A Smith Gallery, Juror: Crista Dix, Johnson City

2021 – Relax, Analog Forever Magazine, Juror: Michael Kirchoff

2021 – Bloom, Midwest Center for Photography, Juror: Linda Robinson, Wichita

2021 – The Nude, Southeast Center for Photography, Juror: RenĂ©e Jacobs, Greeneville

2021 – The Guild Complex Presents: Exhibit B #5, Chicago

2020 – Exploring Humanity, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Juror: Marisa Caichiolo, Los Angeles

2020 – Interior Life, Filter Photo Festival, Juror: Strange Fire Collective, Chicago

2020 – Phlogger Photo Contest, second place, Kodak Professional Europe/Phlogger.co.uk

2019 – Seeing The Familiar For The First Time, Filter Photo Festival, Juror: Industry of the Ordinary, Chicago

2018 – Beasts of the City, Wild Bird Fund, Juror: Andrew Garn, New York

2007 – Grit & Glitz, Hilary Rawk Gallery, Juror: Hilary Rawk, Chicago