As a filmmaker & writer, storytelling is at the essence of all my photographs, via facial expressions and postures of portrait subjects, or capturing locations and objects from perspectives that speak or assert intention.
I started my journey as a visual storyteller at 7 years old growing up on a farm in North Carolina, sneaking pictures of my camera-shy elders with my mother’s Brownie. A frequent first grade assignment of writing stories about pictures from Life magazine taught me how an image can tell a story, and encouraged me to always look for the narrative in a picture, and inspired me to tell stories in the composition of my photographs, by creating a Rodin-like ‘motionless movement’ with depth of field.
To quench the loneliness of Covid-19 quarantine, I began creating framing for my photos. Inspired by ornately carved frames of Renaissance paintings & a thirst for color & engagement from my walls during the pandemic, I use textured fabrics and beads to expand the range of narrative within an image, using color schemes that unveil subplots and complement the subject of each photograph.
Whether my stories are told in images or words, in frames, on walls or screens, these narratives spark conversation, provoke thought or delight the heart.
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