I grew up in rural Ohio and received my BFA in Photography at The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago in 2001. I was fortunate enough to receive a Minolta XG-M 35mm at a young age and looking through the lens inspired me to start exploring the world. I've been capturing images for the past 20+ years and spend my days sifting through images and running around at night.

This website is a small selection of photos based on several ongoing bodies of work. I will continue to update it from time to time. ☕️


Photography connects me to people, environments, and myself. I love ethereal atmospheres that create a sense of the unearthly. Lucid dreaming and looking to the future is a source of inspiration.

My images pull from the preternatural and unexpected language of the dream world. They aim to convey tranquility, stillness, and isolation.

I want the viewer to lose themselves in the moment and discern the context in which I took the photograph.

Image of window at night with strange colored stick on stain glass sticker.

Untitled – 2020 


1978 — Born in Columbus, Ohio

1988 — Received first camera a Minolta XG-M 35 mm

1994 — Studied photography At Fort Hayes School of Arts, Columbus Ohio

1995 — Works in several traditional photo labs exclusively in darkroom processing and image making

1996 — Cindy Sherman judges his photography and places his work for Photography Scholastic Awards

1996 — Receives scholarship to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

1996 — Showcases work at Corcoran Gallery of Art

1997 — Moves to Chicago to attend The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

2004 — Received BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

2005 — Moves to California

2006 — Specializes in low-light photography

2009 — Begins photographing Bay Area 

2011 — Begins shooting high-resolution digital

2014 — Starts shooting to reduce insomnia 

2016 — Begins printing large format

2019 — Workshops With Todd Hido

Exhibitions & Showings

1997 — Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

2001 — Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 — Everybody’s Ocean Exhibition, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA

2014 — Hayes Valley Art Coalition Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2015 — Proxy SF Exhibition 1, San Francisco, CA

2015 — Proxy SF Exhibition 2, San Francisco, CA

2016 — VSCO Featured Photographer 2016

2017 — VSCO Featured Photographer 2017

2020 — de Young Open Exhibition (Upcoming) 

Dead end street sight at night.

This Is Branding


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