My existence is not incredibly unique, or uncommon. Nor is the place I live. That’s exactly where I position my art practice and my aesthetic. Becoming Middle American and Suburban was not my long term goal, but it might be a part of a bigger plan. Considering I was born into my role, that was the easy part. I work with what’s available, which at times seems easy, yet it’s easy to get lost in the familiarity. Seeing something new in a new place is easy, but finding something profound in well worn routines is what I find interesting. My art practice hails from Sun Prairie, WI. It’s a small city of just shy of 30,000 people. I live smack dab in the middle of a beige subdivision. When I am not working job or spending time with my family, I am busy contemplating new scenes of visual intrigue in my very own lot.
As a photographer I have been trained academically and I am delving into commercial work whenever I can. I still prefer to work on my own projects. I bounce between the conceptual rigors of fine art photography and the endless technical distractions the craft offers. My process is an amalgamation of digital, traditional and antiquarian photographic techniques. I like to pick the right (or wrong) tool for the job. Most of my commercial work is digital, although I would like to offer traditional black an white film and printing to clients if they are looking for something different and timeless.