Still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes an understanding and/or action.

Holding On...Letting Go

The loss of your mother is a horrific experience that ultimately all of us will experience.  Our family rallied to moms' side a few years ago when she fell and broke her hip.  This series of images are taken throughout her convalescence and focus only on our hands.  These images reflects the changes in hope, faith, desperation we all experienced as our mom's body continued to decline throughout the year. Initial there was so much hope and expectations that our touch and encouragement would allow her to find the strength to “hold on.” However, ultimately we had to come to peace with "letting her go."

Images from this series were on display as part of exhibitions in Berlin, Germany and Vermont during 2016. They also received recondition in the following competitions, including: Bronze 2016 Prix de la Photographie (Px3) People Category as a series, 2016 Moscow International Photo Awards (MIPA) in the People/Family Category, and Third Place in the 2016 International Photo Awards (IPA) in the People/Family Category.