- Abstracted Manmade Objects
- Abstractions Using Light
- Aerial Landscape & Cityscape Abstractions
- Generated Reflections
- In a State of Decay
- Mechanics Up Close
- Sand in Constant Motion
- Composited Realities
- Exposed Spaces Enclosed
- Faux Planet Surfaces
- Little Planets
- Rocks and Minerals
- Slowly Wander Layers
- A Variety of Figments
- Forests & Trees
- From My Airplane Window
- Rivers from Above
- Small Lakes & Ponds
- Beach Scenes
- Frozen Moments in Drive
- Memory 19
- Moments in Between
- Rainy Days on the Road
- Solar Eclipse
- Abandoned Houses
- American Neighborhoods
- Flooded Neighborhoods
- Pleasant Grove (tornado damage)
- Street in Pasco County, Florida
Symbolism & Patterns
- Abandoned Tire Factory, Detroit
- Brewster Wheeler Recreational Center, Detroit
- Cafe Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Continental Factory, Detroit
- Greenfield Park Elementary, Detroit
- Fisher Body Plant, Detroit
- Fredrick Douglass Acadamy, Detroit
- Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse, Detroit
- Landmark Grain Factory, Detroit
- Packard Plant, Detroit
- St. Agnes Cathedral, Detroit
- Water & Sewage Central Maintenance Yard, Detroit
- City Lights from Above at Night
- From the Rooftops
- Over Small Towns & Suburbia
- Roads & Highways from Above
Aspects of a City
- Beachfront Property
- Ceiling Details
- Harbors & Piers
- Parking Lot Structures
- Patterns in Architecture
- Power Plants
- Train Tracks
- Wind Energy
Buildings & Skyscrapers
City & Location Overviews
- Ancient Ruins
- Delray Neighborhood
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Jamaican Coastline Properties in Montego Bay
- RIU Palace Resort in Jamaica
Abstracted Manmade Objects showcases manmade objects/creations taken from up close or in ways that cause them to be indistinguishable from what we usually focus on in our day-to-day lives (at least consciously).
Abstractions Using Light features long-exposures of light that form interesting compositions. Images from this series were photographed while driving on the highway and also while standing still. The location doesn’t matter; all that matters is the potential of light itself to form into balanced compositions.
Aerial Landscape & Cityscape Abstractions features images taken from aircraft heights, much higher than drones can fly, in order to transform landscapes, roads, buildings, etc into patterns that can only be seen from above. In many ways, this series demonstrates how we’ve built up the world around us. Similar work like this, with a focus on city life, can be seen in my Aerial Perspective explorations.
Generated Reflections combines similar images together in a way that’s mirrored and overlayed using Photoshop. Most of the images featured in this series come from photographs that otherwise would have just been deleted or stored offline as an element. No real planning was made going into creating these, as my preferred method for making these is to experiment and see what happens as a result.
In a State of Decay focuses on time + details of manmade objects, as only manmade objects decay over time. The focus of this series is rooted in texture, so aspects of rust and warping are the focus. I find this an interesting series to keep pushing because most of these are relatable to some extent.
Mechanics Up Close takes aspects of manmade mechanics to the macro, or pseudo macro level, and features them in ways where their original intent becomes unrecognizable. You can’t see the forest from the trees unless you know exactly what you’re looking at.
Sand in Constant Motion is a series where sand represents time slipping by. The moment is what I was focused on when making this series, as well as the symbolism of time itself. Sand is an excellent metaphor for time, so finding a way to add motion to it worked well in my mind when constructing this idea.
Composited Realities takes people and objects and then merges them onto environments for a false reality. Many of these images were originally part of closed series but have since been merged to conform with any image stacked believably onto another for visual effect.
Exposed Spaces Enclosed is a series built around a “planet-like” or circular photo effect. I find this application interesting because it harmonizes time and space into a consistent look. As new places are explored, certain images end up here —as part of my alternative realities collection. The selection of images for this effect must have characteristics of a straight horizon line and similar A-B points on each end of the frame.
Faux Planet Surfaces were taken using specialized balloons which also glowed in the dark! Lighting these images was nothing more than taking a long exposure with 2:1 macro lens. I completed this series shortly after the much more refined and consistent little planets series. The images below are a selected sample of the hundreds taken for the best overall composition. This series was created when I began to think about what undiscovered planets are still out there.
Little Planets take the idea of the microcosm & microcosm. Microcosm means “small world,” and in the thought of the Renaissance, it was applied specifically to human beings, who were considered to be small-scale models of the universe, with all its variety and contradiction. The macrocosm aspect comes into play when you understand these were macro photographs of marbles, stacked and composited with everything in focus.
Rocks and Minerals explores crystals and geodes at the macro level moreso than in the standard documentary level. This series highlights the beauty of rocks and minerals from a macro perspective, so one can never be exactly sure what they are looking at.
Slowly Wander Layers takes the idea of the unreal and merges it with the real in ways that are not necessarily convincing but rather stacked for a pseudo-three-dimensional effect. This whole series began by accident when I noticed how I could create a three-dimensional effect by simply layering multiple images together. Unlike some of my other series that deal with compositing, this one is meant to only invoke a sense of false depth for visual effect.
A Variety of Figments was created as part of my senior thesis at Eastern Michigan University after facing the challenge of displaying the concept of microcosm/macrocosm in one image that involved a progressive narrative. In this case, the progressive narrative, from left to right, moves from an empty desert to foliage, to trees, to a church rooftop, to cityscape.
Birds is a series involving the species of birds in their natural and artificial habitats.
Horses features, well, horses. This series makes an attempt at getting to the character of each horse pictured.
Jellyfish is a series on its own because of just how alien these creatures look. As of right now, all jellyfish were photographed from the safety of thick aquarium glass. I hope to one day really get in there with em, as crazy as that sounds.
Mammals features bunnies, bears, dogs, goats, giraffes, sheep, and zebras. I hope to travel and photograph animals in the wild using telescopic lenses in the near future. Contact me if interested in joining forces.
Reptiles is my collection of snakes, lizards, and others like it.
Ancient Illustrations Revised takes ancient pen & ink illustrations and revises them with photographic elements in color. Work in this series began in 2016 and is slowly growing as my interest in ancient symbolism can be gained again with added time.
My Drawings is how I all got started in making art. Since as early as I can remember, I drew pictures. The camera has pretty much become my weapon of choice now, and I’ve transformed many of the drawing skills from my early years into the masking and digital painting skills of today.
Forests & Trees highlight the best images of (see title) I’ve taken over the years. This is one of those series that will forever continue to grow.
Pathways is a series where I walk on pathways, trails, and walkways or view one point leading to another. Like so many of the other series here, this is intended to grow over time the more places I get to visit.
Rivers from Above uses photos of rivers I’ve taken in airplanes and from drones (well, soon anyway). When the world gets this small everything becomes more visible. Currently, this image series is mostly from one flight, but I’m hoping to complete another dozen or so before this one is complete.
Ruralscapes takes those scenic landscapes over mountainous terrain where people live nearby. This series remains quite small, so another go at this is a must. Most of the images seen here come from my visit to Greece.
Seascapes, like it’s ruralscape counterpart, features landscape near civilization with the caveat of water being what’s the primary focus.
Small Lakes & Ponds focuses on the calmness of those small bodies of water leaning more towards the swamp than an open current of flowing water. I felt this series needed to exist separately from seascapes in that the entire motion and atmosphere is shifted.
Beach Scenes contains images primarily from a South Carolina family vacation from 2018 and will soon be filled with more adventures over the years. It was surprising how many images I got from only a few miles of the coast. This series is probably most similar to my Jamaican Coastline Properties exploration.
Cloudscapes are images taken from a commercial airplane window over the past few trips I’ve been fortunate to be a part of. To say it was more than luck would be a stretch, but once I discovered the perfect lens and shutter speed for this task I happened to fly through as the sun was setting twice.
Frozen Moments in Drive are pictures I’ve taken while in a moving car for the most part. A few were on foot but this series is really about motion and the select freezing of objects while passing by.
Memory 19 is one specific moment in time where I used binoculars to photograph people on the beach near Marco Island in Florida. I turned the lens reverse over my 24-70mm lens and was a fun way to makeshift a telephoto zoom lens.
Moments in Between This series contains uncategorizable images, enhanced with experimental photoshop to maximize the experience. It’s a collection of random events photographed with emphasis on a captured feeling rather than just the documentation of an object or place.
Rainy Days on the Road is a series taken from inside of a moving car in the rain. The combination of a moment stacked together in time are layered with their depth. From the raindrops frozen in time to the moving backgrounds and automobiles in-between.
Solar Eclipse is documentation of the August 21st of 2017 solar eclipse. Captured in Westland, Michigan where the sun was never completely covered. The clouds made this series a delight for how different it became. I’m looking forward to the next one and plan on getting the whole thing.
Abandoned Houses is an ongoing series. Most of these date from my early years in photography when I lived in Austin, MN and when I first arrived in Michigan. This collection contains several interesting houses with memories forever left behind. One of the most interesting houses was that of Austin, MN where a house was burned down halfway through.
American Neighborhoods is a collection of houses, backyards of those houses, and the occasional tree house. This series has an extensive variety of moods depending, and each image was edited in ways that I’m sure reflected my overall feeling about each house and neighborhood in general.
Flooded Neighborhoods, so far, is from a single event in Dearborn during the spring of 2014. These images were taken at record high floods. My last car was totaled due to water damage so I dared not venture too far from my front porch. Later on, I got shots of some of the belongings people were throwing away on their front yards.
Pleasant Grove, Alabama (Tornado Damage) was from a single event, similar to the recent tornado that happened in Alabama. These pictures were taken in 2011 when I went with our church to help cleanup and talk to the families whose houses were mostly, if not completely, destroyed.
Street in Pasco County, Florida was taken during a visit to Jen’s aunts and cousins house. We were in the Pasco County area and, perhaps from the huge difference to what I was used to, I became very interested in documenting the neighborhood where we stayed. Similar to Greggory Crewdson’s style, I wanted these to be taken during the twilight hours.
Automobiles is more or less a gallery of automobiles photographed in interesting environments. Most of these are stylized to some degree for added effect.
Pools is so far a small collection of pools taken from hotels. One of these motels was in Wisconsin and the other was in South Carolina. I’d like to get drone footage of more pools. Contact me if you’re interested in a project.
Roller Coaster Patterns Constructed takes the drama out of the sky and adds a monochrome effect where the coasters become abstracted objects against a solid background.
Marengo Cave is a series based on one experience to Marengo Cave in Marengo, Indiana. The small town has a hidden gem, and oddly enough that’s exactly how I got some of the images from the gift shop in Rocks and Minerals.
Niagara Falls is a series based around two full days to Niagara Falls. Jen’s friends invited us to join them on an excursion to Canada, where we were close enough to visit the New York side and later on the Canadian side. I focused on everything around me that looked interesting. This is one of my largest series and keeping it to under 100 was difficult.
Roadside Driveby – Montego Bay, Jamaica is series based around the people and architecture while we stayed at the RIU Palace. On our drives to and from this is what I captured. These were all shot at the same focal length so I could capture the clearest images at very fast shutter speeds.
Ascending and Descending is a series based on the concept of rising and falling, demonstrated through stairs and pathways leading from one point to another. Similar images of this vein can be seen in my Hierarchies of Thought series.
Eyes, Up Close is a series taken using macro lenses to get as close as possible to a persons eye. Early in its making, this series only needs to be repeated with different lighting techniques.
Hierarchies of Thought is similar to my Ascending and Descending series but differs in that the object (stairways or pathways) become more abstracted and are instead shown using a more three-tiered system rather than a dualistic one.
Motion Imbalance overlays different images on top of another, like a double exposure, to make for the effect of change in motion. The idea of uneasiness or shakiness is a common factor shown here.
Patterns in Nature takes the idea of patterns observed in nature. This series is separate but a part of my Patterns of Water series. I’m interested in patterns and how nature takes on the same “language” patterns.
Patterns of Water is the separate but connected series Patterns in Nature. It’s focused more on long exposures and faster than usual shutter speeds to capture the behavior of water.
Submerged is an experimental series that sits on its own but may someday progress or be absolved itself inside of another series. The six images seen here can best be summarized in my journal post.
Symbolic Overlay splices graphical symbolic elements onto photographs to place the symbol more in your face as it’s clearly something not directly related. Graphical drawings reworked can be seen in my Ancient Illustrations Revised series.
Symbolic Reference takes the idea of graphic overlays of symbols and makes it as real as possible. These images are basically focused on objects that symbolize something greater than itself.
The Flame is a series based on the idea that light, life, and heat represents a trinity-like belief in planes of existence. Red, yellow, and blue all represented different things to the ancient Egyptians.
Artist Portraits focus on captivating your targeted audience through stylized, location-based photography sessions. Each image is tailored to your preference. I tend to favor environmental portraits with dramatic skies and hard-edge lighting from an off-camera flash or beauty dish. I specialize in composite photography and can easily transport you into a new environment if we shoot in-studio. The best kinds of portraits, in my opinion, are the ones that tell a story or narrative using symbolic references to your personality and/or background.
Live Music is something of a kind because it relies on good atmospheric lighting. If you’ve got a good setup going with lighting equipment and want clear, crisp images, I have lenses that can handle this. If you need more I have some good connections for DJ and Live Concert lighting equipment or audio recording services. Photo or video is available. Contact me if you have any questions.
Senior Portraits should capture the true potential of a person and a range of personalities. We bring the studio to you. We offer professional off-camera lighting with stylized post-production effects. High-res files included. Unlimited outfits. Edits and color variations included for all final images.
Even Nostalgia isn’t as Good as it Used to be was my senior show as an undergraduate in 2010. I was getting through a couple of years compositing and it all worked itself up to the show when I framed eight composted friends into environments shot elsewhere at another time.
Composited Moments in Time is, for now, from one scene in Jamaica as divers jumped off a 60ft cliff in front of our excursion on a boat. We were on our way to Ricks Cafe and these kids called us out and jumped down.
Drivers on the Road was taken during my college field trip from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI to visit the sculpture and modern art museums in Chicago.
Everything but Faces captures just that, and everything else about a person without revealing their face. This is more or less an accidental series but something I want to keep growing over time, as I find it interesting the way we perceive people when we can’t make direct eye contact with.
Ghosts & Silhouettes is one of my oldest series, starting from 2004 and continuing to 2009. It’s something I may get into but for now this serves, for me at least, as a time capsule for something, I don’t remember, just there.
People Surrounded in Large Spaces takes the term ‘environmental portrait’ to a level where the people, usually, are a very tiny fraction of the overall image. Images here are more or less about the environment but are of course still rooted in a portrait.
Together as One is a portrait series that involves couples and small groups. Together, these portraits of multiple people become one as their identities merge together through affiliation.
Direct Gaze is my series where I’ve worked with friends and models looking directly into the camera. Many of these images have become lost, as an entire set from 2009 was lost. This series has grown since and is all about an instant jolt, a connection of almost confrontation. Similar work can be seen in my portrait series Gazing into the Unknown.
Gazing Into the Unknown, like Direct Gaze, is about a variation of contact. This series deals with a subject in their surroundings. Where they look is where we follow.
People in Motion is an ongoing collection of portraits shot using long exposure techniques. If you see me, remind me that I need to continue building this series.
Sunglasses is a series that I threw together because the shift in identity changes so much from a person. Sunglasses shield the identity and person looking, or not looking, at the camera. They are in many ways more in your face because they reveal an unknown characteristic.
Street Portraits in America is a small and ongoing series of portraits of people in the streets. Some are closer than others, but they are all on the streets in some regard.
Street Portraits in Jamaica is a set of portraits from my Roadside Driveway series. These were all taken in the span of three days. Jen and I traveled to Jamaica to photograph a wedding and got more time in the taxi than we bargained for after an emergency trip to the hospital.
Graphic Design on this page summarizes my experience with logo creation, business cards, poster layouts, and album design. The work on this page is configured to compliment my photography collections. Most of the photography in these designs are from my own photography.
Album & Book Design incorporates composite photography, digital painting, and graphic design techniques from client-directed designs for albums and novels.
Ancient Illustrations Revised is an illustrative body of work that blends photography, digital painting, and traditional illustrative techniques together in a way that’s vibrant and impactful for reasons beyond the photo effect itself. All works in this series are reproductions of ancient illustrations as the title implies.
Digital Paintings using Photoshop or ProCreate.
My Drawings is how I all got started in making art. Since as early as I can remember, I drew pictures. The camera has pretty much become my weapon of choice now, and I’ve transformed many of the drawing skills from my early years into the masking and digital painting skills of today.
Aerial and Driving videos are, at the time of this writing, excerpts from aspects of my graduate show film “Distribution” which feature smooth motion clips of aerial and driving footage around the city of Detroit.
Experimental Video uses frame blending and layering effects to highlight mood or concepts traditional video lacks. This is my favorite type of videography to create.
Music Videos are a combination of live jam sessions and conceptual thought pieces. I’ve also included here a highlight reel using music that best compliments visuals from my earlier photography work.
Short Films are too far and in-between, but when I was in early college I had more time on my hands to pursue creating short films. If you’re interested in working with me, contact me.
Timelapse Video is a collection of experiments really, as I slowly find time to perfect the art of motion sped up in a smooth and consistent motion. Expect more work to be populated here once I get my hands on some more motion hardware equipment.
Video Commercials are a summary of the professional 30 second to 1 minute commercials I’ve done over the years, primarily for K-12 education.
Video Documentation highlights scenes of places using smooth panning motion. Many of the scenes featured here are from when I was in graduate school experimenting with rails and machine-based motion hardware.
St Agnes Church, Detroit MI was an adventure of a few undertakings, by those who know this terrain much better than I. I visited the historical monumental cathedral and attached school building. This place was so interesting to me, and very full of life in every corner.
Abandoned Cafe Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica was a lucky find as our cab driver transported us from Ricks Cafe to Xtabi Bar and I noticed an abandoned hotel. Jen and I were here actually working wedding pictures and we spent awhile getting shots in the area. This was our final stop and it ended up turnout out to be an amazing experience as locals let us in for some “appreciation”.
Abandoned Tire Factory, Detroit was a place that wasn’t around for long, but long enough for some friends of mine to take me to a secret hideout where they assembled a tire statue in the middle of the empty tire factory floor.
Brewster Wheeler Recreational Center, Detroit is another example of a place I went to a few times over the span of about three years. Currently, this place is being renovated, so getting to see it soon is something I need to get going. When we visited it surprising how fast the graffiti grew. I got to see tags that no longer exist because they were painted over on the next visit.
Water & Sewage Central Maintenance Yard was the previous (at the time of this writing) Detroit sewage central system in the area we visited. I don’t know what became of this place at the time of this writing, and I’m not even sure if it still exists. If it does, I’m sure it looks much, much different. This was just one particular moment of time. This location has some of the largest empty rooms I’ve ever explored.
Continental Factory, Detroit is a gem of a place. The first place I ever explored when I first moved to Michigan, in late 2009 and, ten years later, one of the more recent places. This building was visited once in the summer and again in the winter. The difference of time and place really makes this place feel alive, as it slowly morphs into more open baggings spot for artists on the rooftops where they used to test airline engines.
Fisher Body Plant, Detroit is one of the most beautifully decayed buildings I’ve ever explored. It’s an open space that’s large and small enough to take in a few hours. The two top-floors are the most interesting in terms of what to look at (old machinery, graffiti) but the lower levels hold their own, as pillars forever support the 600,000 square foot building.
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse is a monumental place, and the location I shot my 150MP cityscape of Detroit from. I don’t have a lot of understanding on what this factory was used for, but it was floors…and floors…and floors of what seemed like the same kind of structures. Above the large columns in the entrance was floors and floors of darkness, before reaching a stairwell leading to the rooftop.
Landmark Grain Factory, Columbus is one of my first explorations, and is one of the rare ones that wasn’t shot in Detroit. As the title describes, this was Taken in Columbus Ohio. Walking the bridges leading to and from each silo was the most exciting part of this trip.
Packard Plant, Detroit is one of the largest, if not the largest abandoned building in North America. It’s massive on every level and in no way could be explored in an entire day. It’s scale is something else, and I hope I can see what the renovations bring for this location. This exploration is a time capsule from 2012.
Fredrick Douglass Academy was an exploration in 2014 with some good friends that took Jen and I around exploring when we were first dating. This school has since been completely torn down with no remains whatsoever. A sad state for a building that once had positive memories and laughter. Just goes to show that the economy and declining birth rate leaves no evidence behind. Enjoy this abandoned school as it once existed before it was destroyed.
Greenfield Park Elementary is the larger of two schools I visited and has a thick atmosphere about the place, especially the basement where lots of bright reds and blues were still on the painted walls. There was a boiler room with massive amounts of wear and tear. If only I could have seen over time just how much this place has changed.
City Lights at Night from Above was taken, so far, from an airplane window at night. The light patterns, of course, sucked me right in but so did figuring out how I could pull this off. The shutter speed need to stay relatively quick which was a challenge at night. The result is an abstracted cityscape of lights at night forming patterns. This was taken flying in from Myrtle Beach to Detroit.
From the Rooftops is an exploration collection I add to every chance I get when I have my camera in-hand from a high-rise building or tower. I find the stability and ability to compose shots very attractive while on foot as opposed to a drone picture.
Over Small Towns & Suburbia takes aerial photography of small towns and neighborhoods where objects like buildings, houses, and roads become a series of abstractions.ns & Suburbia
Roads & Highways from Above takes the idea of turning roads into abstractions and just how these roads form with the landscape when taken from 5,000 feet and above. Something about this exploration makes me appreciate just how far we’ve become as a species, creating pathways we can all be connected from.
Beachfront Property is a series where I feature images I’ve shot from the beach or piers over the years. Locations in this exploration range from Chicago, Myrtle Beach, and Tampa, Florida.
Bridges is a collection of explorations where bridges happen to be a very important aspect. I’ve decided to keep collecting these, as many interesting places are on the other side of a bridge.
Ceiling Details focuses on details of the what’s above, primarily on elegant and religious buildings. This collection will keep expanding the more opportunities I get to take place in.
Doorways are interesting for me because of the wide variation of range all for the same purpose of opening or closing passage to a new place, inside and outside of where we have the potential to stand. Doors close off the outside from the inside and let what’s outside enter in.
Factories is an exploration where I’ve shot large factories from the ground up, looking towards smokestacks, as well as looking down at smokestacks from the the sky. Factories represent progress and pollution. Many of these factories are captured while I’m a passenger on the road. The images in Factories differ from Power Plants and Wind Energy in that there is always a smokestack present.
Graffiti is a collection of tags I’ve captured on some of my urban explorations. This is certainly a gallery that could be much larger, and it will slowly grow into something with more observable patterns and selective coloring in the future.
Harbors and Piers is a collection of images more in the vein of boating and industrial imports/exports as opposed to beachfront property which is much more about the architecture.
Parking Lot Structures is a series all on its own because of the sheer mystery when it comes to some of these places. Perhaps I’ve seen too many tv shows with deals going down in parking lot structures or perhaps is some of the other stories I’ve heard. Either way, these photographs show some of the parking lot structures I’ve visited.
Patterns in Architecture deals with close-ups of buildings or angles that suggest/emphasize patterns from the architectural manmade structures of buildings and other structures. Much of this series has to do with repetition of shape.
Power Plants, mostly shot from the road, is the power grid itself, or at least the parts that we can see. It differs from factories in that this exploration is not based on human progress but rather our understanding of just how reliant we are on electricity. As someone constantly running around with powered devices and staining at a screen, I understand how important power is and how it’s changed the way we all live our lives.
Stairways is the more objective, less atmospheric exploration of my series Ascending and Descending which is really more of a philosophical series not rooted in a time and place like this series is. Most of these pictures are from Chicago, New York, and other cities with impressive architectural structures.
Train Tracks is an observable exploration of trains and the train tracks that run to and from the unobservable. This is a collection that, too, needs to grow and reach its way into train depots when I get the change.
Wind Energy, like Power Plants, all about harnessing energy. In this case it’s all wind energy. So far this exploration has taken the turn for being more hand colored with a visual effect because of the negative space increased between sky and land, which is usually in the fields.
Apartment Complexes features the lifestyles of many people, especially those who live in big cities. This is the apartment complex. It is and is not a home, and it is a home precisely for some because of how it’s accessible to the bigger city below. It differs from American Neighborhoods in that these “neighborhoods” are synonymous with the city itself.
Cathedrals, Churches, Mosks is an exploration of various religious institutions. Images in this series are shot in mostly an overview tone due to the level of access I had during the time. Most notable images in this series are from the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey and the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Libraries & Historical Buildings is an exploration that features libraries these buildings due to the historical nature of each. Libraries contain records of many of these buildings, so I’ve contained this aspect together here.
Ancient Ruins is an exploration shot completely from my experience in Athens, Greece. It would be fantastic to go back and focus specifically on more images like this, using a drone. This exploration, for me, serves as a time capsule for what’s left. So much history. Much of it has been preserved at the Acropolis and surrounding structures but there is no telling how grand this place looked back in time.
Delray Neighborhood is a very specific place, located in Detroit. It’s a city, as I came to understand, that has been forgotten for many due to its highly polluted surroundings. Factories seem to almost enclose this city and for that reason, I began to explore it more substantially than other areas. There is the mysterious Zugg Island where photograph us not allowed in the heart of this area.
Eastern State Penitentiary is an overview where I got to explore this place for more than a few hours. So much history here, and so many places I could not photograph at the same time. That which I was allowed to was fascinating, albeit tame compared too many areas I’ve heard about in the same complex. I focused on interesting prison cells and corridors that seemed to stretch on and on, connected with an exit of light.
Jamaican Coastline Properties of Montego Bay features images shot from boat, looking towards the coast of Montego Bay. This series, unlike Roadside Driveway, is less about the people and more about the architectural styles.
RIU Palace Resort in Jamaica is the resort Jen and I stayed in 2017 when we were photographing our first destination wedding with good friends who hired us. This resort was completely different in so many ways compared to the surrounding neighborhood. In Jamaica the main commodity is tourism.
European Cityscapes features mostly from Greece and Turkey, as the group I was with got to explore the city. One of the most important places I could do this from was the Galopos Tower, which overlooked Istanbul and Asia across the sea. Other notable locations are the cities of Kavala and Athens in Greece.
North American Cityscapes feature images from Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia. These images were taken from the land and from air travel. Size and space is the distinctive factor. There is usually no focus on a single building here but rather how all of the buildings look next to one another.
Skyscrapers from Below takes the scale of my cityscape series but focuses on the craning of one’s neck looking up at the architecture in the city. This is a collection primarily from Chicago and New York for the time being.
American Streets is an exploration of all the American streets —big cities like New York and Chicago, to small cities where downtown street centers are the focus.
European Streets is an exploration of streets from Europe, primarily at this time the streets in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. These images are, at the moment, all from the year 2012.
On the Highway is an exploration where all the focus is on the moments in time on the highway. Rather than people in cars being the focus, it’s the buildings, walkways, and light posts along the way.