I've spent the past 10+ years curating, writing about, and marketing photography to corporate and fine art audiences. I've built partnerships and marketing strategy for Shutterstock, founded Humble, my non-profit supporting emerging photographers, produced, and written photography content for big brands and non-profits alike. My writing has appeared in Slate, Daylight and Time, and my weekly stories and interviews have helped get photographers press, representation, and sell their work.
From reducing ocean waste and environmental degradation to hate-speech-detecting AI, these innovative advertising and social campaigns use creative ingenuity to help make the world a better place.
Podcasts are a great way for photographers to not only get helpful tips to improve their technique and grow their careers, but to learn about its history, evolution, and who — beyond just the showy gearheads — is making the biggest impact on the medium today.
I reviewed Abelardo's photography book Flowers for Lisa for PDN magazine.
"Abelardo Morell, in his latest book, Flowers for Lisa (Abrams), turns a common, fleeting romantic gesture—giving flowers to a loved one—into something lasting and permanent: a series of 76 hypnotic photographs that commemorate his love for his wife. While Morell is best known for elaborately transforming rooms into life-sized camera-obscuras, he’s experimented throughout his career...."
Ghosts, specters, and the occult have mesmerized photographers since the beginning of photographic history. More than a century before digital manipulation, there were countless attempts to use the "medium" to prove the existence of spiritual phenomena. With the understanding of today's digital technology and skepticism around truth in photography, I curated and produced this feature for VICE of 31 contemporary occult-ridden photographs.
I spoke with Emmy award-winning designer, educator, and Blind CEO Chris Do on how creators can maximize the power and profitability of their content.
Stock photo mishaps have a tendency to go viral on social media, popular blogs and magazines, have been constant fodder for content marketing, and have even made it to late night comedy shows. I wrote, researched and produced this piece for Wemark highlighting nine that are particularly funny or controversial.
For Freedoms is a 50 state spanning exhibition and events series aimed at using art to bridge the political divide across the United States. To support their citywide, multichannel efforts in St Louis, MI, I wrote, researched and produced this press release for Projects +, the gallery spearheading St Louis' arm of the project.
TED talks continue to drive some of the most inspiring ideas on science, technology, design, and all-around cutting-edge ideas — all centered around democratizing information and world-changing initiatives.
“Compound Fractures,” Joy Drury Cox and Ben Alper’s collaborative series of photographs of caves in the Southeastern United States, consider how humans use natural wonders as tourist attractions. Using direct flash to blast stalactites, stalagmites and cave walls with light, Cox and Alper’s images recall crime scene photos....
While the stereotype of the "crazy artist" can be as richly inaccurate as the trope of the "starving artist," struggles with depression have surfaced in the work of many artists and photographers throughout history. In this feature for VICE, I profiled 6 contemporary photographers who are using the camera as therapy.
“Queering” – a term that came out of queer theory in the 1980s and 1990s to challenge heterosexuality as the societal standard – has branched out, addressing a range of oppositional forces in art, literature, and beyond. In this piece for Photograph Magazine, I review Mark McKnight’s Turn Into, an exhibition of immaculately printed black-and-white photographs at Seattle’s James Harris Gallery that expand on this discussion to reconsider the concept of “normality” with a poetic twist.
"Documentary photography" is no longer a fixed genre - it's complex, and many photographers avoid using it to describe what they do. I profiled 6 photographers who are changing how we understand it and using Instagram to get their work into the world with a new sense of urgency.
The American West has been so over photographed, it can seem like a plastic, prefabricated destination. Cody Cobb’s first solo exhibition at Seattle’s Foster and White Gallery, Eons, was an unconventional take on American landscape photography – reviving a genre that too often feels like it’s been done to death.
While it may be convenient, online commerce has cast aside the human connections that revolve around small business. This economic and cultural shift and the desire to preserve the memory of small businesses, if not the businesses themselves, inspired Francesco Pergolesi’s “Heroes” and “Tableaux”—two distinct, yet intertwined photographic essays showing at Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery. For this PDN article, I dug deep into the artist's practice and the history behind his work.