My fine art photography is a product of growing up in an abusive environment. One where I had to be aware and present in my hostile real world environment and the rich, adventurous, yet safe internal world in my head.
My artistic process is a way of transforming something dark into something light. It begins with me having to be aware of my
environment and quick enough to sometimes catch subjects that are in motion…after that though, it’s all about the heart.
I process each individual image based on how it moves me. That’s why I call my style “Expressionist Photography”. It’s my emotional interpretation of what I captured—thefinal product is what that scene looks like within that rich internal world I began building in my youth.
The next layer is my fiction writing which both affects and takes cues from my Expressionist Photography while telling the stories from that world. Formally, I began building and documenting the characters and history of that world five years ago, but in some ways, this place is as old as I am. Collectively, I call everything I
release from this story world, The Wilderness Saga and at its core is about finding the true place and people we belong with. Not
necessarily the places and people we’re told we belong to.
Think about it. We all hear these quotes about the importance of family, but what if that family poses a greater danger to you than what you’d face in the streets?
In my first full fiction novel, “The Gospel of Wolves, Episode One”, I take you on a journey where our basic need for family, friends, purpose, passion, loyalty and love is packed into suspense filled pages that will ultimately answer the questions:
Are we part of the pack?
Or one of the prey?