I started in photography as a high school student, taking photographs for the school newspaper and yearbook, but have only pursued photography seriously as an art since 2015. My photography focuses primarily on birds and nature with most of my photographs taken near my home in Fearrington Village. My goal is to document the birds that call Fearrington Village home, capturing their natural beauty as they go about their lives searching for food, singing in joy, quarreling with others, or calling to their friends and neighbors. Birds have always fascinated me and this work has brought me closer to, and deepened my respect for, these marvelous creatures.
Motorcycling is another serious pursuit of mine that attracts my camera. First drawn to motorcycles while in grade school, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy riding for much of my life. My motorcycle photos are typically from my travels or the annual Bull City Rumble vintage motorcycle rally in Durham, North Carolina.
I enjoy exploring techniques to create depth in my photographs. This typically includes including foreground objects to add perspective in landscapes; using focal distance to blur background and foreground in bird portraits; and adding layers through reflections in water in my abstract nature photos.