How old are you?
Where are you from?
I was raised on an island in the Pacific called Kwajalein. I currently reside in Huntsville, AL.
What kind of photographic equipment do you use?
I use a Nikon D5100, 35mm 1.8 and various analog cameras.
What do you do when you are not shooting?
Drinking, school, hiking, getting lost, doing things I’m not suppose to, meeting new people, listening to music, being in a body of water, harassing friends, harassing strangers. Normal things.
What was the first photograph you were proud of?
I did this a few weeks after I bought my first camera. Needless to say I was obsessed with what I created.
How much preparation is there behind your photographs?
It varies drastically. I’ve thought of photos on the spot and I’ve had to trespass at night in the cold to light a bunch of candles 10 hours from home.
Have you ever done sacrifices or compromises as a photographer?
All the time. I don’t find my photos to be pornographic in nature but where I live it’s hard to find a model to show even a little skin. So I’m always compromising to find a middle ground.
What is your safe place?
Sitting shotgun in a car listening to music.
Do you have any obsessions?
I fall in and out of love with things daily but I wouldn’t call any of them obsessions.
Is there an artist you’ll gladly collaborate with or that you regard with esteem?
Definitely. This summer I shot with (and photographed) Molly Strohl several times. I’ve admired her work long before I knew her parents lived in the same town as I. It was good to talk to someone in the same genre of photography. I’ve always loved Lissy’s photographs and recently discovered Marwane Pallas and his photos/paintings. Also Alison Scarpulla, Aëla Labbé, Cari Wayman, Hana Haley, Jessica Tremp. I can go on forever.
▶ Do you think you could be better defined as a concept photographer or a storyteller?
I’d say they’re almost the same thing, no? Storyteller just sounds cooler. I’ll go with storyteller.
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