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I am a self-taught photographer who first delved into the medium back in 2007. In 2011 I left my full-time job as an academic advisor to pursue photography full-time. My work focuses on cityscapes, architecture, abandoned spaces, panoramas and night photography.
In 2018, so far I have ventured to Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri in search of abandonment never seen, in April I visited Old Car City outside of Atlanta and Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL. Then off to the eastern US in May and August for more abandonment adventures. In October, I captured more images of Chicago.
A few pursuits I enjoy besides photography: cooking, spending time with my sister Dana and friends, reading, drinking tea, and playing with our cats Jinx and Zuko.
People have asked me why I photograph abandoned buildings — at first, I tell them I appreciate beautiful architectural details and the history. As I walk around these forgotten spaces, I feel the stillness that once was filled with people and activity. One other reason photographing abandoned buildings appealed to me was to live out my childhood interest in becoming an archeologist, one who digs around in old places searching for what once was.
My aspiration for photographing Detroit revolves around its historical buildings, for some reason the past calls to me, to capture these old, historically beautiful buildings that will never be built again. My eye naturally searches for the beauty that still exists in these buildings and this is what I most strongly attempt to convey in my work: the details, light, textures and colors of these spaces.
It isn’t only abandonment I enjoy capturing, I love all aspects of the city, but it’s most magical as the sun disappears: blue hour and night photography brings a drama and energy unlike the daytime.
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