I've spent 10+ years writing about, curating and marketing photography, built partnerships and marketing strategy for Shutterstock, and frequently contribute to VICE, Time, Slate and Hyperallergic.
For more than two decades, photographer Ruben Natal-San Miguel has experienced waves of personal and family trauma and channeled them into thoughtful portraits and landscapes. I profiled the photographer and his path to survival.
I profiled seven photographers reinventing street photography – some staged, some digitally altered, all with uninhibited grit. This piece was shortlisted by Buzzfeed as an article that would "challenge your view of the world."
Art history can't escape flowers. They're beautiful, loaded with symbolism, and go as far back as Ancient Egypt as one of art's most frequent muses. To celebrate Valentine's Day, I profiled 7 photographers who find new ways of making flowers interesting again.
The first photographic portrait ever made was a self-portrait: a daguerreotype shot in 1839 by Robert Cornelius, who held still for over a minute as the exposure slow-burned into place. As culture and technology have evolved, naturally, so has the practice of photographing one’s self. For this feature, I profile seven photographers who bring new life and energy to one of the oldest photographic genres.
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.