Test Plot is meant to serve as visual commentary regarding our society’s tendency to replace the real with the synthetic, and what we are beginning to lack because of it. Serendipitously coming across artificial objects in natural environments time and time again, I began to view these scenarios as further echoing a greater problem at large in our culture. However good our intentions may be, concerning a wide array of issues I believe we interject our hands in matters where they do not belong. Greatly inspired by the effects of industrialized agriculture on soil, plant, animal, and human health, the photographs in this body of work aim to ask ourselves 'has our movement towards a culture that places an emphasis on the surface and the short-term fix been worth it? As we move further away from a deep understanding of that which truly sustains us and towards greater magnitudes of industrialization, what are we losing?'
Above what is below (2016)
Abundantly clear (2016)
On sterile ground (2016)
Everything under the sun (2015)
Spinning the wheels (2017)
Sink, but not for reasons you might think (2015)
Out of context (2016)
Wood (n) Earth
BGSU Marketing & Communications
Photographs taken for Bowling Green State University's Marketing & Communications Department. The images are used for the university's website, magazine, social media and other various marketing materials.
A house concert is a musical performance that is presented in a home, or other noncommercial venue, that is attended by a small group of people. The tradition of the house concert is deeply embedded in the roots of American music. The most common way for the music of pioneering communities to be spread and preserved was by playing intimate performances in the home. By photographing house concerts throughout the eastern United States, this project honors that tradition.