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My POV: the future looks bright.

My POV: the future looks bright.

You don’t have to twist my arm to show up at VCU, just tell me when – today – and where – The Brandcenter, and I’m there (here.)

As a photographer, the camera can default to something we hide behind, letting our finished images communicate for us. But it can also be a tool to connect through.

Whether it’s hosting a monthly yoga class in my studio, or time spent talking with the brand innovators of tomorrow – I want my work to go beyond the images I create, to be a part of the creative community.

Thank you to Jamin Hoyle and the VCU Brandcenter for sharing this time with me.

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Bridal shoots tend to make people feel good – optimistic, hopeful, happy. Set in Glen Echo Park in the D.C. area, this editorial for Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine really upped the feel-good ante. The early 1900s amusement park turned arts and cultural center was the perfect backdrop for a playful, poppy series that gives a modern nod to a nostalgic time.

Partnering with Design Army is always great, like catching the bouquet every time.

Wardrobe: Pascale Lemaire of T.H.E. Artist Agency

Hair & Makeup by Dean Krapf of Lluminaire Salon /T.H.E. Artist Agency

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George Nan

George Nan

It’s a bit nerve racking photographing someone that means so much to you

In college at Virginia Commonwealth University, I was fortunate to study under a really wonderful teacher – and person – in George Nan. He is knowledgeable and insightful, and always supportive, not just about the technical and compositional aspects of photography, but also about life and the day to day.

George arranged my first internship (a while back now) and a couple of years ago he sent me one of his prints as a gift. That print inspired my approach to an important project – he’s still teaching me.

Though we have kept in touch over time, I was still anxious making this image. As soon as I started to photograph him, he asked what Lens I was using, my answer brought good-natured ribbing about my choice – a student all over again.

He showed up with his Instant Automat camera and enthusiastically talked about all of the technical goings on and chemical processes of its instant image making. I had no idea what he was talking about, but I was happy to listen. I didn’t want the moment to end.

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