Photographer, Portland OR
“Ever since I was young, I have loved stories – in a book, told from memory or on the screen. My favorites, of course, were short stories and folktales – brief and strange. People could fly, animals could talk and the extraordinary was commonplace. Strange things, I would later learn, were often an easier way to express the complex elements of everyday life like death, loss, joy and heartbreak.
So I began to create strange stories of my own, using them to explore complex emotions and feelings without words. Told through a series of “short stories” of fictional women. These images are created – not found, made carefully with locations, costumes and makeup. Each photo is a brief glimpse at a story already in progress – neither at its beginning nor its end. These are open-ended stories that allow viewers to explore – to put their feet into the shoes of these characters and walk away with their own interpretation.”