I am a photographer, a farmer, a writer, a public servant and an educator. A desire to build connections ties together all of these various roles.
When I look at old family photos I appreciate the static portraits. These images draw me in by highlighting family resemblances or by reflecting the formal clothing styles of their era. However, those old photos that I love are those that show people interacting. Photographs that evoke feeling. They connect me to those individuals who are a part of my history. I want my family both in the present and the future to see how our family felt about one another and I want to bring that feeling of connection to the families I photograph.
I love that my photography can be used to to connect the present moment to the future and to connect families to one another.