20 images"American Portraits" is a collection of photographs of people I've come across while living on the road. We connect for a brief moment and I take their portrait with little to no direction on what to do, how to stand or pose, in order to capture their authentic self.
58 imagesEquivalence They say that you are a direct reflection of your friends and the people you choose to surround yourself with. If this holds true, the search for my identity and self acceptance didn’t take me far away from who I am closest to. By photographing my friends in a vulnerable and intimate way, this project ultimately formed into a collective self portrait of who I am. I discovered that finding my authentic self paralleled with who I let into my life and paralleled their own journey of self discovery. Being open to the people who are closest to me has provided me with a way to examine and understand my internal struggles with addiction and search for self-identity. Through the process of coming in close to explore the faces, bodies, and expression of my subjects, it became clear to me that we are all on a journey of accepting ourselves as we are right now.
17 images"Vanscapes" is a collection of landscapes that I took from inside of my rental van in New Zealand. I wanted to take my friends and followers along for the ride so I framed each shot out of the passenger window to give the viewer the feeling of being there.