An Introduction:Currently, I’m an amateur photographer working towards a BFA in Photography at the University of Georgia. I’ve been seriously devoted to photography for four years, and I’ve recently received some recognition in several competitions and publications. Most notably, I was published on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of The Chattahoochee Review, Atlanta’s oldest literary magazine, and I am being published again in the upcoming issue of the magazine. Those photographs can be seen in my gallery. The picture to the right is one of my most recent photographs. I took this picture of Badwater in Death Valley, California early in the morning during a road trip out west.
My Photographic Perspective:
I love darkroom photography because of its honesty. Final prints show only what the lens captures. A year ago I bought myself a digital camera, despite my initial aversions. Now I can quickly process photos and display them online. Digital technology has opened a lot of doors for me, but I still maintain my old, darkroom standards. I keep photo editing to a minimum, and try to preserve what the lens captures.
That said, I photograph everything that I can. I shoot portraits, candids, landscapes, artificial scenes (with models, props, and backdrops), nature, macro, etc. I love to take pictures, whether they’re posed battle scenes shot in front of backdrops (see deviations in the gallery) or evening shots of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (also in gallery). I have experience with many photographic subjects, traditional and bizarre. I maintain variety in my subjects and seek different audiences for my work. Presently, I’m combing the internet for competitions and opportunities.
Check out my stuff. I hope you like it.