I picked up photography roughly a little over three years ago. Being self-taught, I found my own style through trial and error, and through spending countless hours studying other photographers’ works in books and exhibitions. Early on, I found myself drawn to documentary photography; observing the world and catching unique moments.
My first series “An American Family” was published in the paper edition of The New York Times, The New York Times Lens Blog and Leica Photography International. The same year, it was also chosen for the autumn salon at Fotografiska (Sweden’s International Museum of Photography) and won The M. Reichmann Grant For Emerging Photographers, as well as Juror’s Pick in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017. I also showed it in my hometown Lancaster, PA.
I showed images as tribute to the rural US called “Heartland,” which opened at restaurant Kommendören in Stockholm 2016. This was followed by “A Mad Sprawling City”, a melancholic portrait of LA, that was sponsored by Leica Camera and opened at restaurant Carousel in 2018.
In december 2018, I went to Slab City, a barren strip of land three hours from LA, hosting a community of train kids, misfits, vagabonds and veterans. This resulted in the project “A place beyond the palms.”