Born: Palo Alto, CA.
Currently resides in Brooklyn, New York
My first experience with a camera was when I was 13 and I stole my brother's camera to document a day of skateboarding with my friends. Though the subject of my work has changed, this sense of freedom and whimsy continue as strong themes and my friends and family remain my greatest sources of inspiration. The images I have submitted are part of an ongoing series of my closest childhood friend, Candy, whose two daughters, Vicki and Annie, were born when we were still in high school. I have been documenting the girls' lives since their birth. They are now young teenagers around the age I was when I first met their parents and I find their changes and entry into adulthood to be of endless fascination. For me, the series reflect a time of change, the mystery of incipient womanhood and a playfulness tied to that fleeting bridge between childhood and adulthood.
I grew up in Palo Alto, California and lived San Francisco until my mid-twenties. I moved to New York six years ago to finish a BFA in Photography at Pratt Institute, where I concentrated on learning the finer points of printing in color. I graduated four years ago and landed my first editorial job with Paper Magazine. My work as also been featured in the following magazines: Sportswear International, Time Magazine, Time Out New York, and Cookie Magazine. This year PDN included me as one of the emerging 30.