Ten Best Images of 2016

I draw much of my photographic inspiration from the little moments the world gives me.  I live for bits of magical time. Moments like these hammer on the wall of reality. The cracks created from this force opens a door to a world of surreal reverie. These types of images play on the human soul in the same way a guitar cord vibrates of the hands of a skilled musician. They can bring tears to your eyes or transport your emotions to a place far away. 

 

  Bassist - 6th Street, Austin, TX - SXSW

Bassist - 6th Street, Austin, TX - SXSW

  Cheerleaders - Milan Pusker Studium - WVU vs Oklahoma Football

Cheerleaders - Milan Pusker Studium - WVU vs Oklahoma Football

  Club Dancer - 6th Street, Austin, TX - SXSW

Club Dancer - 6th Street, Austin, TX - SXSW

 Musician - Hilary Kay - Wellsburg, WV - WVU Bluegrass Band

Musician - Hilary Kay - Wellsburg, WV - WVU Bluegrass Band

The past few years have marked a move in my photography from purely representational image making to a more motivated exploration of the constructed image. The natural place for this study has been with the portrait. Whether in the studio, the subject’s natural environment, or capturing someone in one perfect moment of light, making this type of work challenges my natural introvert tendencies and force me to engage with my subjects

From Top Left: Matthew Byrd, Karen Culcasi, Kate Lewis, Marc Besch, Paul Raines, Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson