I have accepted a spot in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and begin coursework in August. I will continue taking commissioned work on a limited basis.
Works from the Loop – my first solo show in Durham will be on display at Spectre Arts, opening on Fri, Oct 20 to coincide with Click Photo Festival in the Triangle region.
New commissioned work is now online, featuring work for Curbed, Herman Miller and Walter.
I continue traveling to Chicago for commissions, most recently for Winkreative and Time Inc.
Feb. 8, 2017
A new selection of photographs from Möbius, an ongoing body of work, is now online. This work is subject to change/morph/disappear.
I visited a wind whipped Grand Haven, Michigan in the middle of December to photograph noted furniture designer Jack Kelley for Herman Miller. Herman Miller archivist Amy Auscherman (with my favorite Instagram handle) provided wonderful cookies and direction and Jack provided details about his passion for sailing the lakes, and working in the industry while the computer was transforming the workplace.
I photographed Raleigh, NC metalworker Ben Galata for Walter – the magazine for the Raleigh News & Observer.
Dec. 9, 2016
My project Fox River Derivatives is featured on VSCO
I photographed South Carolina runner Elizabeth Gray for Runner’s World as part of their yearly cover contest. She is running a marathon in all 50 states.
From Dec. 12 through the new year I will be in Ohio, Michigan and Chicago for client work and personal work. Drop a line if you need something around the Great Lakes.
Nov. 1, 2016
The past few months I’ve been hard at work with friends Elana Schlenker and Henry Van Dusen mocking up the fun new site you’re on. My practice as a photographer continues to evolve and the new site reflects my shifting and sometimes tenuous relationship photography and art. It functions as more of a digital studio space and archive as opposed to a traditional portfolio. Select commissions and assignments are featured in the “Work” section. Though I take my personal work quite seriously, I have always thought that on some level it was directly connected to unencumbered fun and a more pure form of self-expression. Hence ‘Play’. Hope you enjoy the new site.
Ross Mantle and I have been active over on A New Nothing and were happy to be included in A Great Sum (in Parts) over at Osnova Gallery in Moscow. Yulia Spiridanova, the Moscow based curator of the show posted a little interview here (a few things get lost in translation).
Oct 15, 2016
Due to all the changes I’ve been a bit behind in tracking some of the work I’ve been upto. In the spring I had the opportunity to work for the second time with NPR and The Marshall Project on a follow up piece regarding the issues of solitary confinement. Stellar reporting on an important issue and I’m glad to have the opportunity to be a contributor. The most recent story – regarding the death of inmates in shared solitary cells (sounds paradoxical I know) can be seen at NPR and at The Marshall Project
The first part of the story, from 2015, dealt with transitioning back into society after spending time in solitary. Those pieces can be seen at NPR and The Marshall Project.
As of June my wife Liz and I have relocated from Chicago to Durham, NC and I am now working along the Eastern seaboard. I maintain connections and continue to take work in Chicago and the Great Lakes region under the right circumstances and intend to travel back consistently. For those curious, we moved because Liz landed a spot at Duke for her medical residency. For a few years we knew a big change may be coming and indeed it came to pass. Although it means some adjustments in my working life, it is a fantastic opportunity and we are thrilled. We will be here at least 5 years.
April 1, 2016
My friend Phil DeJong wrote a little bit about Glass Corner at his site HundredWeight.Us