I have always been fascinated with the mechanics of cameras, their operation, and their ability to render still images. I dabbled with photography in high school but during that time music was my main creative focus. In adulthood I would revisit the practice of photography and creatively switch my focus from music as my interest in photography grew into something greater.
I deem myself more an artist than that of a traditional photographer and have always been interested in alternative image making processes. Experimental photographic practices such as double exposures, shooting with expired film, & hand tinted photographs have all inspired and interested me. I weave photographs from strips, make picture frames from slabs of wood, and take pride in the craftsmanship of my work. The art I create going forward will borrow from the past, be reminiscent of today, and become artworks that are a unique combination of the two.
My work has been shown on numerous photography blogs, featured in "The French Quarterly", have pieces on display at "The Catahoula Hotel", have showcased at Royal House Gallery at 813 Royal St. in the French Quarter, & have work in numerous private collections around the world.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
ambiguous + contemporary + ethereal
Describe yourself in a few words.
industrious, compassionate, independent.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
New Orleans is as a place of continued intrigue for me, I find endless inspiration here. I'm fond of the idea that New Orleans is the Northern-most Caribbean City and love to invite this theme into my work. Everything from the tropical plants, to houses with chipping paint in hues of pinks, purples and turquoises finds its way into my work. I love to photograph chickens that live on the street and incredible shadows created by the afternoon sun on antique backdrops covered in wrought iron with their bargeboard insides.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I find the challenge and reward of always creating new work to be such an important part of my creative process. To stay motivated and consistent. To see with new eyes. Craftsmanship is important to me as I strive do make much of what I do by hand. I'm avid a film photographer, and make hand-made 1-of-a-kind photo-weavings. I also design and create my own shadow box frames. I want people that own my work to have a timeless piece that they can enjoy forever.
Where do you draw inspiration?
The mysterious duality of the natural and urban landscapes. The quite yet electric corners of the city. The neon lights, the tired houses, & the palm trees.
The past and future in one current moment.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Driving down an old highway, fishing in the marsh, and living the good life.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I'm a skilled musician, I wish to one day paint with watercolors, and I have traveled the entire lower 48, Alaska, and Canada by rail.
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Where You Can Find My Work
The Art Garden 6pm-12am Thursday-Sunday
Little Flea NOLA 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 11am-4pm.
Arts Market at Palmer Park Last Saturday of the month. 10am-4pm.
Royal House Gallery and Framing
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.