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conceptual photography

including:

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Reflections:

Exercises in portraying how I see the world, and often how I see myself. I may be the first photographer ever to approach the craft this way. JK JK.

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Tributes:

Homage to awesome photographers and artists who have not only inspired me, but straight up defined my view and application of photography.

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Parodies:

Finding and exposing humor, tragedy, or injustice in our society, and perhaps examining how it all could change.

American Suburbs:  Hardship and Struggle

This mini-series aims to depict a "bad day" in the American suburbs. Yes, life is hard, and to be brutally honest, we're all born to die, but ask yourself: what defines a bad day? Look, I'll admit if I dropped and broke a dozen eggs, I would kick myself for days. So, although I like to think I'm an expert on misery, I also encourage myself to realize my privilege, opportunity and good fortune. That's what this set of photos is about. Sometimes a person's idea of tragedy is really just comedy.

Color Equivalents: An Ode to Martin Parr

At its foundation, this series is a study of color in photography.

One of my favorite artists is photographic satirist, Martin Parr. I developed an admiration-- no, adoration-- for his work when a professor of mine at SDSU noted a similarity in my work with his. I've been inspired, and quite frankly, obsessed ever since. Looking at Parr's approach, I have come to consider and examine color photography in a different light (half-intended photography pun there). Also because of Parr, I have discovered the beauty of directional humor in photography.