I aim to collapse the distinction between the factual and fictitious, and project my own histories and explorations through the lens and onto my subjects. My narratives seek commentary on and representation of glamour by the most ordinary means. With point-blank actuality of that period between girlhood and adulthood, my work addresses issues suitable to an understanding of the construction of femininity.
I photograph still lifes and figures that are intimate, soft, and feminine. My work is rooted in the close relationships I cultivate with my subjects that yield such private moments. I received my BS in Photography from Drexel University and my work has been chosen for American Photography 30, American Photography 31 and highlighted on Feature Shoot.
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2015 Real People 2015, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2015 Drexel University Senior Thesis Exhibition, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Onward Compe '15, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Palladium Printing Show, URBN Center, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Western Landscapes Exhibition, URBN Center, Philadelphia, PA