I am a self-taught photographer based out of Buffalo, NY. Peter Lik's work is what inspired me to invest in my first DSLR, and his work still amazes me to this day.
I started by thinking that landscapes would be my one and only love, but over the last few years I have fallen for many different types of photography. Most recently I have found myself drawn to subjects that are in 'disrepair' or unappealing at a quick glance. Living in Buffalo, a rust-belt city, there are many old steel factories and grain elevators that are in decay and often overlooked or criticized by the public. I feel that if I can take one of these subjects, that most people don't like looking at, and turn it into a piece of art that someone wants to hang on their wall, I have done something special.
This approach to my work took another step this past year as I traveled to South Africa twice. I spent some time in of the Townships of the Western Cape and took the same effort in trying to create art out of something that is unattractive on the surface. I found myself in some of the most destitute places on earth, yet meeting some of the nicest, most inspiringly beautiful people...ever! I tried to convey my experience with my photography, create beautiful images, and perhaps draw some attention to important issues all at the same time.
I hope you take the time to enjoy my site, and if you are interested in purchasing pieces or contacting me regarding work, please contact me!
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!