How did your interest in your medium begin and how did you arrive at your current style?
It wasn’t until “later” that I became interested in photography. In college I had to take a photo class for my ceramics degree. Honestly, it was just admiring a couple of people’s work that had me thinking differently about photography. I’m glad that class was early on or else I may have never pursued it.
Who have been some of your biggest influences or your best teachers?
My friends, namely Jake Isaac.
Where do you go to draw inspiration?
Gallery work motivates me the most. It is always a pleasure to go and see others work that they put lots of time and effort into. It makes me want to work hard enough to finish a big project like that.
Are there any aspects of the Southern aesthetic that you embrace or ones you consciously avoid?
I think I try to embrace its modesty.
Do you feel creatively satisfied?
I don’t think any artist does. Every day I tell myself “I want to make something,” anything. It’s in an artist’s nature to always want to create. For me it’s that and never being completely sure if I like what I’ve done.
Tell me about a recent, current, or upcoming project or exhibition.
Eric Carle is at the High Museum in Atlanta right now! Out of all the books my dad read me as a child, his I remember most. They mostly concern nature and I was happy to know someone else was as sensitive to the subject of animals and Earth as myself.