Monday, December 26, 2011


Tara and I went out on photo adventures on Mondays this past semester, because she had projects to complete for her film class, and because I will use any excuse to take photos. My favorite place to run to when the light gets slanty and golden is the swamp that surrounds the lowlands by the river, out where the city runs out and everything is vast and still.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

what did you say that for?

I have spent a lot of days alone. I have tried not to think. But last night, I stared at the ceiling in the darkness instead of sleeping and let all the thoughts out.

 I used to be good at talking about things, but now I'm not so sure.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

quiet places

I would sleep in the sun forever like a cat if I could sleep at all.

I am a little obsessed with photographing quiet places.

Monday, December 5, 2011

a quiet afternoon with you

My friends Victoria and Vance have been dating for two years. I photographed them at three months, and then again this weekend, when they allowed me to spend the afternoon with them at Victoria's house.

This series is about the quiet, comfortable side of relationships. It's a picture of young domesticity.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

the meaning of photography in my life

For a feature in an online magazine, I was asked to tell what photography means to me. So here it is:

I am a theatre major, and as such, I am taught to see the world in stage pictures and in my contribution to the work as a whole. Life is an ensemble piece. That is what photography is to me. It’s my contribution to this slice of the world that I am living in, through portraits of my friends, self-portraits that articulate the character of me, and film photographs that lend depth to the quiet moments of my life. Theatre is ephemeral; it is over as soon as it is performed. But photography is something I can keep forever, frozen exactly the same way as the moment in which I saw it.

driving away with windows down

Tara is taking a film photography class, and we went out to work on a project. She had to shoot medium format, so I shot medium format, too. And 35 mm, which is what these are.