Statement

I create unapologetic narrative based travel, creative, and lifestyle photography. The following photographs capture moments I am privileged to have witnessed. My goal is not to search out perfect light or limit myself to shooting at golden hour nor do I lurk in the shadows with a telephoto lens. Most important to me is to capture images that convey the story of the experiences I’ve had in lands afar and at home.

This initial version of this site is intentionally simplistic. Photographs are posted roughly in the order that they were captured and refined with the latest below this statement. Thank you for viewing my work, you can read more about it here or follow along on Instagram if more convenient.

Prague, Czech Republic

Early Evening Spotlight

Early Evening Spotlight - Prague, Czech Republic - Fuji X-T3

When they are no more, the simple moments of life are missed the most. A trip to the bar for a pint without worry.   Or taking the long way home allowing for the mind to wander as the day meanders its way to a close. All so strange now in a foreign present.

Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Bridge Tower

Old Town Bridge Tower - Prague, Czech Republic - Fuji X-T3

From the banks of the Vltava, a central landmark of Prague comes in and out of view from beneath a canopy of respite from the midday sun. My next set of images of my first visit to the city last spring. Photographs that now seem like a lifetime ago. Any form of travel now a distant pipe-dream given the state of the world and the boiling point my country has reached. A brief escape from the bleakness of reality, I feel the need to allow for momentary memories of the now faraway past. Who knows when I’ll be able to leave the stifling confines of the U.S.A., let alone the boundaries of my neighborhood. If not for a moment, at least I’ll do so in my mind.

Warsaw, Poland

Palace of Culture and Science

Palace of Culture and Science - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

One final view of the central Warsaw landmark as my time in Poland draws to a close. I always wanted to visit the country from which a large portion of my family can trace its ancestry to. A little over a year ago, I didn’t think doing so would be in the company of relatives unacquainted with a few months prior to travel. A year ago seems like ages ago in the current climate of the world. I reflect back on this trip with fondness, appreciation, and joy. I look forward to the day I can return.

Warsaw, Poland

A Neighborhood in Warsaw

A Neighborhood in Warsaw - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

Our paths briefly cross as we both walk through a neighborhood east of the Vistula River. While her and her companion take path they’ve presumably navigated numerous times before, I stop to inspect one of the countless murals adorning the structures occupying this area of Warsaw.

Warsaw, Poland

Praga District IV

Praga District IV - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

A resident of the neighborhood becomes our de facto tour guide. Through passageways and courtyards of texture she tells of her life and experiences living in the Praga District. Through translated Polish, I learn of her struggles and triumphs as a resident in these historic yet rapidly aging accommodations.

Warsaw, Poland

Praga District I

Praga District I - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X100F

Stepping in and out of the light and shadows cast on one of Warsaw’s oldest neighborhoods.

Warsaw, Poland

Mega Szyszki

Mega Szyszki - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

A checkpoint for evening snacks is posted at one of the entryways to the Palace Square.

Warsaw, Poland

Nightly Balance

Nightly Balance - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

One final reconciliation of the day’s take from selling trinkets, tchotchkes, and souvenirs denoting a visit to Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Spiral Chips

Spiral Chips - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

A momentary pause between patrons on an otherwise busy evening.

Warsaw, Poland

Łazienki Park II

Łazienki Park II - Warsaw, Poland - Fuji X-T3

A morning spent exploring the peaceful, lush, and expansive grounds of the park. Three nuns make their way down one of the wide pedestrian boulevards of the grounds.