Dirt Road Street Cred.

The bartender looked at me and said, "Ah, so you're a girl who likes blue collar beer."  "Yes sir, I am."  Though I had never thought about it before, I was proud to wear that patch, like a name embroidered onto a mechanic's coveralls. There is an odd sense of pride being a beer drinking …

Alchemists.

We have finally begun pulling together the imagery from our collaboration this past October. Read more on The Hive and be on the lookout for updates.

THE HIVE

I love being a woman. I love being an artist. I love having opinions and the outlet to voice them. Mostly I love this support system of other woman artists who are just as passionate about their craft as I, who are honest, loving and supportive, who ask why but never how. These ladies believe in my dreams as much as they believe in their own. It is such an honor to be a bee, incredible to follow alongside their creative endeavors.

A few months back we documented a collaborative piece. Six bees went down to the river and baptized one another in the name of art, of photography and of those who came before us. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, late October, we became the film: encased in darkness, exposed to light for the briefest of moments, back into the darkness to be washed before permanently entering the light. Film development…

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Vacationland III.

Growing up was/is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. This reality is expressed in Vacationland, a project rooted in the idea of running away to discover truth. A timeline of events, part one focuses on the early years, part two junior high and the beginnings of puberty, and part three the ascent into …

Vacationland II.

Here is another selection of words and images from my most recent project, Vacationland. See the first batch of images and read more about the project here.  

Vacationland I.

First I made the "pretty" work, The Seventh Day and My Sycamore, then I graduated and life became "real". I was terrified of growing up, fearful of leaving and scared of staying put. It was with this heavy heart that I drove to Maine. There I discovered a newfound honesty within myself, a different aesthetic centered around …

The Honeybees and I.

We have begun making beautiful things, the honeybees and I. For the time being, I will not reveal too much, but know that great things are underway. Below is an image from our first collaboration, six passionate, talented, female photographers, working together to speak of intimacy between artist and medium. The work has been shot …

Within Journeys.

I am in the process of making the most honest work thus far in my career. Today was the first time it has been critiqued by eyes other than my own. Four different people, four different opinions, yet one word came up multiple times: loneliness. I hadn't viewed Vacationland as lonely work up until this …

Romanticized by Nostalgia.

  Maine made me brave (throwing me behind the wheel, alone, to drive twenty hours across the country). Maine made me embrace my failures (leading me to an entirely new aesthetic). Maine changed me (giving me a new way of making that I am desperately trying to keep). I came to realize while there that the only …

Royals IV.

People do not understand that where I grew up being crowned is actually a really big deal. It is not a popularity contest; it is a title that has to be earned. - former queen This is the last batch of sitters for my royalty project. Now it is time to turn them into cyanotypes, construct their frames and …