Not Quite Morning

I walked into the kitchen this morning and saw the yard was covered in fog. The sun streamed itself through tree limbs and mist. I immediately rushed outside and stayed out so long it almost make me late for work. This image is from one of the photos I took. I called this piece “Not Quite Morning.” I think it’s a great title for the feel and look of this image, but I also think that it resonates with howRead more

Photos and Edits from North Myrtle Beach June 2016

Every year my family gets together for a vacation in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’ve been going there–missing a year here and there–since I was thirteen years old. Now all of us kids are grown and we bring our own kids. It’s always a laid back time. We soak up the sun and sound of the surf, swim in the saltwater waves, and catch up on our sleep with afternoon naps safe from the sun in our cavelike blackout-curtainedRead more

Ghosts and Shadows Mobile Photography Series

I’ve always done a lot of photography at my Uncle’s farm–it’s simply too beautiful not to take advantage of the opportunity to capture this part of North Carolina’s spectacular rural beauty. But recently I’ve been taking a lot more photographs with the past in mind. I grew up coming to the farm on a regular basis and spent a lot of time there during my summers. My grandmother, who still lives here, was my champion when I was a littleRead more

Caught

This piece originally began with what I thought would be a series (and it may still be). I was working on two different pieces dealing with our relationship as humans with the “natural world.” I was unhappy with where I had gotten with both of them and on a whim I decided to try them together. ViolĂ ! This piece, called “Caught,” looks at the vicious circle that develops with our treatment of the “natural world.” Our ignorance of our interconnectednessRead more

Light Present and Past

Last week my uncle was baling hay and I couldn’t resist taking my phone and getting a few shots of the farm and bales one evening. I grew up going to his and my grandparents’ farm, staying weekends and weeks at a time over the years. Those were hot halcyon days filled with hazy, diffused sunlight and (barely) cool breezes blowing through the windows in the evening. I was playing around with the Retrolux filter in the Snapseed app andRead more