"The greenest building is the one that is already built." ~ Carl Elefante


Modern Ruins is an ongoing series dedicated to documenting abandoned historic architecture. These images are a meditation on preservation, historical aesthetics and the relationship between social change and our built environments. The majority of these photographs were taken with medium format film using vintage TLR (twin-lens reflex) cameras.

Night Work also features medium format film photography.  Panoramics include images made with either a Holga Wide Angle pinhole or a Widelux F7.

I'm originally from Southwest Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. I'm currently based in Louisville, Kentucky where I work as a real estate photographer. 


Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

  • 2018  On Street Photography, First Light Gallery (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • 2017  Photo Shoot, Black Box Gallery (Portland, Oregon)
  • 2012  Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, The Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2009  Photowork, Barrett Art Center (Poughkeepsie, New York)
  • 2008  Shelter, 23 Sandy Gallery (Portland, Oregon)
  • 2008  International Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, Colorado)
  • 2008  Bluegrass Biennial, Claypool-Young Art Gallery (Morehead State University, Kentucky)
  • 2008  Trick of the Light, Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 2004  Silver Eye Center For Photography (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2003  Sacred Art Festival, Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2002  3rd Annual Anniversary, Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Publications

  • BBC News Stories: "The 13-year-old boy who stole a bus to help his family" (Nov. 2017)
  • COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History (vol. 23, no. 4)
  • Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography (2008)
  • Oxford American Magazine, Best of the South (Summer 2008, no. 61)
  • This Old House Magazine, Save This Old House Feature (Nov. 2007)
  • Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography (2007)
  • The Sun Magazine, Front Cover (Feb. 2007, no. 374)
  • The Ontario Review, Featured Portfolio & Front Cover (Fall/Winter 2005-06)
  • The Kenyon Review, Front Cover (Winter 2004)
  • The Sun Magazine (Aug. 2003)
  • Clamor Magazine (2002)
  • Exposure Magazine, University of Arkansas Literary Press (2002)
  • Photographer's Forum, Best of College Photography (1996)

Awards

  • Finalist (Architecture & Interiors), Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018
  • Finalist (Cityscapes), Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018
  • 1st Place (Architecture & Interiors), Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010
  • Honorable Mention (Fine Art), Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Photowork '09
  • Honorable Mention, Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography 2008
  • 1st Place (People's Choice) PX3 Prix De La Photographie 2008
  • Honorable Mention (Fine Art) PX3 Prix De La Photographie 2008
  • Honorable Mention, American Institute of Architects / Central Kentucky Chapter Photo Contest 2007
  • Individual Artist's Grant Recipient 2006, The Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Honorable Mention, Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography 2003
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