I am a photo-based artist, with an educational background in the natural sciences and 30 years of experience as a professional photographer in the editorial and commercial world.  My personal practice brings these elements of my history together, in an effort to reimagine the classic 19th-century botanical drawing, as means of investigating the nature of time, through organic forms.

I begin my process by carefully selecting visually interesting plants at farmer’s markets and flower markets and bringing them back to my studio. Here I work with the organic material I have collected in a variety of ways. For some series, I arrange plant-life into living collages for the camera, often juxtaposing them with an assortment of symbols of scientific imperialism, as a means of exploring the ideas that shape our understanding of the natural world. For other series, I store my specimens and wait patiently, observing them as they change. I find these natural objects always change with time, sometimes into abstract forms. In these instances, I wait until their shape seems ripe for the camera and, I document them individually.  I compose each specimen in a way that allows it to take on its own human-like persona. In all my series, my assemblages and portraits connect the viewer to the ecological cycles of the natural world, including their own aging and mortality.

My work has been shown in galleries, museums and group shows in North America and Europe.

View my commercial website here

SHOWS 

2018 The Center for Fine Art Photography - Illuminate Juried Exhibition,Fort Collins, CO

2017 Center for Photographic Art - Internatinoal Juried Group Show, Carmel,CA

2017 The Fence 2017 - Juried Group Show - Traveling Exhibition

2017 Food: Paintings & Photography - Group Show, Beth Urdang Gallery,Boston, MA

2016 AP-SF Something Personal Exhibition - Group Show, San Francisco, CA

2015 Milano Art Week Ode to Food, Group Show Milan Italy

2015 The Taste of Art – First Place, Boulder CO

2015 McIninch Art Gallery, Discomfort Food, Manchester, New Hampshire

2014 Aperture Summer Open Group Show, New York, NY

2012 Dacia Gallery – Juried Group Art Show, New York, NY

2012 Staten Island Museum -Juried Group Art Show, Staten Island, NY

2012 Studio 26, NYC, NY

2011 Feast Your Eyes – Juried Group Art Show, PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY

PRESS

2015 Business Insider, People.com, Time.com, Washingtonpost.com, The Journal: Cut Food

2015 E-Junkie: Artist of the Week 2014 Soura Magazine: Cut Food

2014 MailOnline, Epicurious.com, Barn & Dining: Cut Food and Texture Series

2013 Feature Shoot: Cut Food 2013 Online: GizModo, My Modern Met, Yahoo News, Buzz Feed, Trendland, ABC, Saveur, Design Taxi, MSN, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Daily News, Visualpotluck.com: Cut Food, Idiom, and Texture Series

2012 Photographer’s i: work

AWARDS 

2017 APA National Editorial

2016 Communication Arts Excellence Award

2016 Graphis Photography Annual Two Gold Awards

2015 Graphis Photography Annual Merit Award

2015 One Eyeland Photography Silver Award

2014 The Art Directors Club – Merit andBronze 

2014 Graphis Photography Annual Merit Award

2014 International Photography Awards – HonorableMention

2014 PDN Taste Awards – First place and MeritAward 

2014 PDN One Life – Winner: Things

2013 AI-AP Book 30

2013 The Art Directors Club – Merit and Bronze

2012 APANY & APA National

2012 Archive 200 Best

2012 Graphis Photography Annual Silver, MeritAwards

2011 Archive 200 Best

2010 Graphis Photography Annual Gold Award

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