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My work is driven by an artistic vision that finds power in exploring unfamiliar territory and turning the familiar upside down in order to unearth the beauty of transient moments and the serendipitous forces that may frame them.

I grew up sneaking away my Uncle Don's Nikon 35mm film camera and scribbling on his expensive art paper. When I was twelve, he matted and framed two photos I took of orchids and water lilies from the Chicago Botanic Garden. I felt empowered viewing my photos on display in the makeshift, hallway art gallery of our two-flat apartment.

Living in one of the most architecturally rich cities of the world, Chicago has inspired me to capture the dynamic nature of urban life. When the city feels overwhelming you may find me hiking in the American West among the jagged edges of South Dakota's Badlands, the slot canyons of Arizona, or the Pacific coastline.

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