Areas of Interest
19th- & Early 20th-Century Photography
Photography Advanced through Philanthopy
Edward S. Curtis
Pacific Northwest Photographers
Environmental & Conservation Photography
I'm a writer, researcher, and photographic enthusiast in Seattle, Washington, USA. Currently, I spend most of my time engaged in studying late 19th and early 20th-century photographers in the American Pacific Northwest.
Whether I'm writing or creating photographs, I find that much of my work deals with transitions. I look at passages in life, in people, places, objects, and society. Our world is filled with these changes at every scale and timeline. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to slow down and contemplate past and present events as unique symbols of the times in which they occurred.
One of my mentors, Minor White, said to photograph things for what they are but also for what else they are. I think of that when I'm either writing about the past or photographing something in the present. Everything is in transition, especially our understanding of history, yet these things are also in a state of grace. Is their past better than their future or their future better than their past? Or is the present all that matters?
Describing this uncertainty, in text or in photographs, is what fascinates me.