I began making photographs when I was thirteen years old and since then I’ve never gone a week without shooting. I never wanted to do anything else and since graduating from Bard College with a B.A. in photography I’ve worked in London, Beijing, and New York. For me, capturing an essence and creating a mood are the keys to success.
BA Photography, Bard College, 2001-2005
These images were made in Shanghai and Beijing, China. I shot them with an 8 x 10 camera. They are the products of roaming peregrinations through historic districts that were being gentrified. They record the traces of change, whether it’s a stream of light, an abandoned work site, or rush hour traffic. Visually I interpret that sense of change into the physical state of transition. In my mind nothing is only as it is; everything is always in a state of becoming.
2010 Recent Acquisitions: Photographs of the 2000s, National Portrait Gallery, London, England 2009 Everything Must Out Go, Asian Song Society, New York, USA 2009 Personally Political: Contemporary Sensation, Art House Tacheles New Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2009 National Fellowship Competition: Developed Work, Center Gallery, Wichita, KS, USA 2008 Tell Tale Paintings, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China 2008 88 Conversations, Asian Contemporary Art Week, New York, NY, USA 2006 Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, England 2006 Artalk, Millennium Pavilion, London, England 2006 Now or Neverland, Residence Gallery, London, England 2006 Way Out East, Tram Depot Gallery, London, England 2006 Hackney Artist Part II, Tab Center Gallery, London, England 2005 Seven Under Thirty, Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville, NJ