My first camera was a half-frame Olympus Pen EE. I was eight. By my early twenties, I had taught myself how to create Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts, allowing me to create work without a darkroom . I carried the necessary equipment around with me in order to create photo prints on airplanes, in hotel rooms, and during my lunch hour. Over the years, I have held many day jobs (IT systems architect, intellectual property lawyer, stay-at-home dad), but photography has always been my true vocation.
Much of my work is about concealment, surveillance, or privacy in one form of another: the way that airplane safety cards are meant to conceal from passengers the reality of what would unfold in a true emergency; the way that security envelopes, intended to conceal only the contents, also conceal artwork; the way that I can overcome people’s natural hesitation to allow a stranger to scroll through their phones. I aim to deliver to the viewer not just images, but ideas.