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Man- Made Cloud

How to Catch a Man-Made Cloud explores concepts of storytelling utilizing the landscape as a primary element of the photographic constructions. My interest lies in utilizing the landscape as a stage to develop poignant short stories that challenge the relationship between perception and imagination. These stories are based on my seven-year journey as a caregiver for aging parents. 

The Book of Fears evolved from an ongoing curiosity of people's aversions and obsessions. What makes a person afraid? When does that fear become a phobia? And why am I so afraid of clowns?  This project was created during the coronavirus pandemic which has caused significant fear amongst many. Since I did not have the luxury of shooting on location with models, I chose to use characters found on 19th-century cabinet cards as my models, placing them in fictional settings. The challenge became revitalizing these anonymous historical figures in staged environments that would showcase the desired fear, while at the same time asking the viewer to examine their own anxieties and fears.

Book of Fears


“It's 2 am and I'm staring at the ceiling fan again. I'm tired. I'm anxious and I have to get up at 7 am. As with most nights when I am having a bout of insomnia, I panic as the day turns to night and night brings on the morning with little to no sleep.”

Sleep Studies reflect my ongoing struggle with insomnia and sleeplessness. My restless battles are digitally illustrated during early morning periods of wakefulness. Some locations and elements in my images are real; others do not have a tangible existence. Timeworn beds are a recurring motif in the images, composed of personal files, props, and archival photographs that I place outdoors, in natural settings, or inside abandoned spaces.