After the fun filled days of changing hot motor oil sixty hours a week, I hammered nails in three states before tiring of heat exhaustion and moving stacks of 3/4 inch plywood.
After a BFA in Richmond, VA, a 6-month Mexican adventure and a 3-year stint in New York City, I returned to Durham, NC where I live with my wife and two children.
In 2018 I received an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University for my After Golden Leaf series, looking a the changing landscape of North Carolina as tobacco farming declines. The project will continue as I work to create a book length narrative of the state I grew up in as it searches for new footing in a post-tobacco economy.
In addition to my photographic project and editorial magazine work, my first feature length documentary film FARMER/VETERAN, chronicling one soldier’s domestic reintegration process after years at war, aired nationally on Independent Lens (PBS) on Memorial Day 2017.
I am currently a Visiting Instructor of Photography in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University.
When not photographing, I ride my skateboard and play a lot of soccer.
Selected Editorial and Commercial Clients
AARP, American Chordata, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN the Magazine, Inc., Marie Claire, The Marshall Project, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Mother Jones,The New York Times Magazine, No Depression, Outside, Oxford American, Popular Mechanics, ProPublica, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, TIME, VICE/Live Nation, The Wall Street Journal and WIRED.
Anomaly/Google Glass, Churchkey Records, Duke Performances, Geezer Ward Bolt Co., HomeTapes, MERGE Records, Odessa Records, Polyvinyl Records, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority.