Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. I’ve always been drawn to the middle. I mean, after all, there are only so many ways to start and so many ways to wrap things up. But in the middle . . . that’s where the interesting stuff happens. When I take a photograph, it’s like capturing that middle for an instant. In a good shot, it’s a story unto itself, and you find it doesn’t need a beginning or an end.
As a documentary photographer, I use available light to capture—or document—life. The images I take reflect life as it happens. There aren’t painted backdrops or poses, just people in natural surroundings. I’ve found that this is the best way to capture genuine emotion, and thereby, the best photograph.
My beginning as a photographer started in a photojournalism class in Iowa. While I’d liked taking pictures for a while, this is when I transitioned from a picture taker to a photographer: I learned to tell a story with a photo. Currently, I’m working as a lifestyle photographer in and around my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, emphasis in Photography (University of Iowa)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (University of Iowa)
Workshops, Internships and Work
The Daily Iowan (Iowa City, Iowa)
Peter Turnley (Paris, France)
Eddie Adams (Jeffersonville, New York)
VII Photo Agency (Brooklyn, New York)
Lauren Greenfield Photography (Venice, California)
Habitat for Humanity
Atlas Wealth Advisers
Carex Consulting Group
Kramer, Elkins & Watt
Silver Leaf Interiors
Simply Stated Interiors
TDS Custom Construction
Fickett Structural Solutions
Birwood Property Management
Drake and Company Staffing Solutions
Align Doula Services
Hazel General Store
Hutch and Hide
Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps
Boulders Climbing Gym
For information regarding editorial and commercial work, please contact me.