a vacillating collection of faces.
ever since I first picked up a camera, I’ve been fixated on the concept of the self. as it turns out, the self might just be the best subject I could ever manage.
image’s shot using a Nikon D40x, formatted to shoot only infrared images.
pictured locations: Altadena, CA, Olympia, WA (The Evergreen State College and downtown)
international and domestic selections from France, Ireland, the Puget Sound, Elsinore poppy fields, and more.
for all intents and variant purposes - work shot on film that doesn’t otherwise belong in a category. ambient goods!
a teenage diary.
june-july, 2018. a joke about revamping drew’s tinder profile using photos of his many bikes turned into an actual series centered around our unavoidable graduation from college.
may 2018 - an immortalization of a benevolent clown
as a junior, I took a year-long project entitled “Art/Work” with Julia Zay, Kathleen Eamon, and Shaw Osha. My final project, initially an attempt to understand innately masculine energy, culminated in a series of videos, focused on my uncertain position as both a non-binary person, and someone who passes as a woman with very little trouble.
from my artist’s statement -
“Their performances sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, a disconcerting sense of beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, held within the purportedly unhinged body of work, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning and understanding. By emphasizing their own internal struggles with gender, they pull the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium in the pursuit of an honest perspective. Their work with movement, sound, and space seeks to solidify the innately human drama that clarifies our existence. “
photos from my senior project and other spaces, manipulated in photoshop
“ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER?” was originally conceived during my freshman year of college. I was lonely, hungry, and aching, in the sense that I was clumsy, self-isolating, and missed my friends. the first ten images were done throughout that first year, and then variants were made throughout the following years. currently on hiatus.
i spent my 22nd birthday weekend in death valley, filming a mock trailer inspired by russ meyer’s 1965 film “faster, pussycat! kill! kill!”
over two days and with only the autumnal sun to guide us, we popped out this gem of a piece.
I had been on at PUG in some capacity ever since I was a kid. launched online in 1999, Laura Byrnes created the company out of her living room after getting into sewing via designing clothing for her newborn. I’m that kid, and the rest is history. I worked on the photo team for about four years.
author photos for the award-winning Winner Twins, shot in 2018