Portfolio

While the Photography tab above houses an abundance of my favorite shots over the years that showcase the depth of my work, this space is very tightly edited.

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Larch season in Washington brings bursts of golden color, but only those willing to trek to high elevations can revel in this annual wonder.  

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Plant shops sprouted up throughout Seattle during the pandemic, and Nightshade is just one of the new digs. But owners Aleisha Tilson and her fiancé Joseph McSween added some spice to the traditional botany emporium, marring tattoos and plants in their two-in-one retail spot.

In a rare, delicious afternoon of early spring sunshine, climbers spray beta and scrub holds on Pimpsqueak (V8) in Leavenworth.

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Filtered window light lands on Silas Hailey, 2, while her mother braids her hair in their crowded Athens, Georgia living room. Unable to secure a larger unit from the property managers and confined to space not affected by frequent flooding from the kitchen sink and second-floor bathtub, the Haileys' belongings stack up in any open space in the living room.
(Created as part of a documentary piece on low-income housing inequities)

Protesters march past the Athens-Clarke County Police station at a 2021 “Justice for Daunte” rally. Organized by District 2 Commissioner Mariah Parker, the event called for an end to mass incarceration and honored the life of Daunte Wright, killed by police in Minnesota. 

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Athens hip-hop artist Kxng Blanco poses for a portrait at his in-home studio. 

Surrounded by walls of eye-catching stuffed animal prizes, Joe Kellems fills a balloon at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia.  “Let ‘em play; I’ll let ‘em win,” Kellems yells to passing fairgoers with small children. This is Kellems’s fifth year working as fair balloon agent, work that is “kind of in the blood.” He follows in the footsteps of his father who once ran his own game booth.

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Mariali, an undocumented restaurant server, poses for a portrait in her home. The 11-year Athens resident had hopes of attending college at the University of Georgia,  but a Board of Regents policy bars her from enrolling without citizenship.

A young dancer performs a traditional  Latin American dances at the 10th Annual LatinxFest in Athens, Georgia.

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Masked Whitehead Elementary School students stand with their arms outstretched to practice social distancing in March 2021. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Clarke County students in pre-kindergarten through second grade had the option to return to in-person instruction four days per week. 

Protesters run from tear gas and rubber bullets  in Athens, Georgia on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Two protests started in the afternoon, both calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis six days earlier. As the evening progressed, police forces surrounded the intersection with armored trucks, officers in riot gear and police cars. 

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An Athens-Clarke County police officer enters the East Precinct building on Friday, June 12, 2020. Meanwhile, protesters hold signs and chant for the release of footage from the night they were tear gassed.