Specializing in Faith & Religion
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Category: Portraits

Reflections at the Year’s End

31 December 2016 - 

It has been upsetting to think about all that has happened in the past year. Like many, I’ve felt myself turning a bit inward to try to avoid the maelstrom around me. I haven’t posted in a while. But as 2016 draws to a close, I realize that it might… Continue reading  

Autumn Update

03 October 2015 - 

It’s been a busy and fulfilling couple of months! I moved to Columbus, Ohio, in August, where I’ve gradually been settling in and getting connected to the local community. I recently started volunteering for US Together, a refugee resettlement agency that helps the city’s ever-growing refugee population transition to life… Continue reading  

New Spirit Magazine: Christian Outreach in Ohio

28 December 2013 - 

This past semester at OU, I took “Magazine,” the capstone course in the graduate photojournalism curriculum. In this course, all of my classmates and I got to create our own magazines – from start to finish. The intensive process included several weeks of research/pre-production and a 10-day shoot period, followed… Continue reading  

Yule with the Asatru

25 December 2013 - 

I recently spent several days in Arizona at the Asatru Alliance’s annual Yule Festival. It was my third time attending and photographing “Yule Fest,” a weekend of camping and spiritual festivities next to Lake Roosevelt in the Tonto National Forest. About 20 heathens – Americans who believe in the Old… Continue reading  

Portraits of Exotic Animal Owners

14 September 2013 - 

My work in different cultural and religious communities over the years has introduced me to many interesting, wonderful people. I recently realized, however, that I seldom take their portraits. While I haven’t consciously avoided portrait photography, I do think there is something about it – about the direct, intimate connection… Continue reading  

Summer, Part One

29 June 2013 - 

While many of my classmates traveled elsewhere for the summer, I decided to stay in Ohio/Appalachia and work on some of my ongoing projects, as well put some of what I learned this school year to use. Technically, I’m really trying to fill my images with information and juxtaposition. Subject-wise,… Continue reading  

Reflections After My First Semester

28 December 2012 - 

I haven’t written in quite a while. This isn’t because of any shortage of things happening in my life, photographically or otherwise. Honestly, I’ve been at a loss for words. For the holidays this year, I decided to drive across the country from southeast Ohio (where I am attending graduate… Continue reading