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This gallery contains images shot in the moment, with little to no prep. Mostly using available light and space, and minimal expression to tell a story through the eyes alone.
The gallery cover, for instance, is my mom. I worked in a camera shop in my mid-20s and came home with a new lens one day. Mom was outside tending her garden in the late afternoon sun as I leapt out of the car and told her to come over so I could take her portrait. It was her birthday, and I’ll never forget this moment. I could never sum my mom up in a better photo - she’s been a literal and figurative gardener my whole life, selflessly tending to living things in need.
Birthday weekend at the Greatest Place on Earth watching skid races. Nobody died. Contact me for high res and prints
Back in 2010, I met Bruno while photographing at a local paintball field.
Over the years, I’ve photographed him many times with a mask on his face and a paintball gun in his hand. Outside of paintball, Bruno is an enthusiast in men’s style, suits, vintage luggage, bicycles and cars. He also sports an impressive beard.
Jump to 2016, and Bruno announces over social media that the beard is about to go. Without hesitating, I message him and we set up a day to shoot before he shaves it all off.
Four days later, I hop in my car, cross the Ben Franklin bridge into Jersey and head to Bruno’s home. Pulling into his driveway, we talk and then hop in his vintage beetle, heading to an unknown location in absolutely perfect summer evening light.
This is how I like to shoot, being thrown into the unknown and improvising. We spend 35 minutes just walking around an open field, and capture some of my favorite images in 10 years of shooting.
Sadly, less than a month later, Bruno’s beetle is rear ended and totaled at a stoplight. Bruno walks away unharmed and eventually sources a new beetle to rebuild and wrench on.