I could do nothing else for the rest of my life but take portraits of my friends and know that one lifetime is not enough. There is too much to mine in two eyes. The immensity is palpable. I often wonder if there are facets of humanity not meant to be explored or captured. The process is equal parts joy and pain and wholly my raison d'être. These are the many faces I love.
This is an evolving collection centered around the idea of home, wherever you find it. It is about the warm complexity of living among others and the subtle balance of autonomy in our relationships. It is also about recognizing the innate beauty of utility, which imbues both the people, architecture and possessions that help us live our lives.
This collection is about the things I allow myself when I'm far away from home. It's about who I am when I am anywhere, untethered from my time zone, habits and expectations; where strangers become friends and my friends are frozen in time, waiting for my return. Sometimes I am full. Sometimes I am empty. And sometimes I drink before noon.
This collection is less about evoking a sense of place as it is about the texture and symmetry I find in the chaos and perfection of nature. I want to capture a world I can touch because there is no better cure for an overactive mind than tactile engagement. The natural world has the power to save me from myself.
Photography Exhibition October 1 - 4, 2015 The Piranha Shop Seattle, WA
GREEN ROOM exposes life on tour through the small, secret moments not seen under the house lights. Using the dichotomy between Rachel Demy’s color photography and Tyler Kalberg’s black-and-white, you see the highs and the lows, the camaraderie and the solitude, the exhilaration and the exhaustion that compose a story much deeper than the performer on stage. It’s a story of the people who make the music, and why it’s important that the long road leads home.
Ben & Jenny, The Postal Service.
Seattle, WA. 2015. 36" x 24" print. SOLD
Pittsburgh, PA. 2010. 16" x 24" print. SOLD
Tom Carlson, Toko Yasuda & Annie Clark, St. Vincent.
Warsaw, PL. 2014. 24" x 16" print. SOLD
San Luis Obispo, CA. 2010. 24" x 16" print.
Pete Roe, Laura Marling.
(Somewhere near) Ann Arbor, MI. 2010. 24" x 16" print.
Seattle, WA. 2010. 24" x 16" print.
James Mercer, The Shins.
Arendal, NO. 2012. 24" x 16" print. SOLD
Ryan Doordan, Yuuki Matthews & Joe Plummer, The Shins.
In August 2015, my two friends, Gretchen Walla and Ethan Newberry, embarked on their first 100-mile race in Easton, WA. While crewing Gretchen, I sought to capture a small part of the world of ultrarunning - the joy of a goal achieved, the pain, the waiting around and, most of all, the inspiring dirtbags who make up this vibrant community.