I grew up in the suburban outskirts of Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving across the country to pursue a BFA in photography at Florida State University. I then moved across the Atlantic to spend five years wandering the streets of Belgium and its European neighbors. A fascination with urban space and culture, fostered mostly by my time in Brussels, led to a masters degree in cultural anthropology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
I returned to the states in 2005 to travel my homeland, including frequent cross-country road trips and stints in central Michigan, Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon. In late 2011 I returned to Belgium to complete an MFA course at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. I now split my time between Brussels and the small appalachian town of Thomas, West Virginia.
I've recently been developing a series of hand-crafted artist books in collaboration with Ampersand Gallery. I have also worked with Portland's Street Roots newspaper, curated an annual photography exhibit in the struggling steel mill town of Braddock, Pennsylvania and have been published in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Blank Horn Magazine and the Portland Mercury, among others.
I shoot mostly with vintage gear, especially 60s era rangefinders, old Polaroids and a Crown Graphic 4x5.
Current Location: Brussels, Belgium
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