My nickname as a kid was 21 questions, I’ve always been inquisitive. I use the camera as a tool to allow me to explore, look deeper and share new perspectives. Visual storytelling is powerful, its inherent ability to stoke empathy and raise awareness motivates me to never look away.
Single images should stand alone and deliver, they communicate a message and connect to the subject in one frame. When done right, the elements of light, color and composition lift up the moment to make the story sing.
Slice of Life
Non-profit portfolio from India and Nepal
Photo stories and essays are what really light me up. Counter to the limitations of daily assignments, they often require longer term investment. However, the returns are exponential in delivering substance and depth to the subject. These images are not quick hits, they are immersive.
Beside Still Waters
For seven years, Florence Abel, 89, of Owensboro, Ky., has been slipping away from memory and mind. As the final stage of Alzheimer’s disease takes hold and she loses all that is familiar, she can still rely on one of the most consistent themes of her life, compassion.
Which Way is West
Pema Tamang, 26, has been living in the Beldangi refugee camp in Nepal since being exiled from his home in Bhutan at the age of 9. He now prepares to move his family to the United States of America as part of a resettlement plan where he will again build a new life in a foreign place. "I'm scared it is so different there, but the biggest difference will be opportunity," Pema said.
This Boy's Life
Tucked away in the hills of Appalachia, Dalton Caudill spends his days in Dry Fork Hollow, Ky., like any other five-year-old would. He shares a two-bedroom house with seven family members spanning three generations. Money is scarce in the family but they are never left for want. Dalton is clothed. He is fed. And he is loved.
Pay to Play
Candidate profiles shot for the Concord Monitor as a run up to the New Hampshire Primary.