Originally from Philadelphia, I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2000, and Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. I received the Emerging Photographer of the Year award from San Francisco Magazine, and as a photographer, exhibit internationally in galleries and universities. In 2007 my wife Rosie O'Gorman and I founded Cow House Studios, a progressive artist studio set in rural Wexford, Ireland, where I work as both Co Director and Photography Instructor.
My work is driven by my interest in the power of the photograph to reveal as much as it hides. I am interested in engineering and problem solving, new technologies, beauty through symmetry, science fiction, landmarks, repetition, traces and monuments.
My working methods are experimental and process driven. I am drawn to subjects that are both familiar and often overlooked, and use photographic techniques to transform the mundane into something extraordinary or ambiguous. I investigate how my subject might collide with traditional interpretations of the landscape, architecture or portraiture, and how these expectations can be met through alternative means. I use film selection, exposure and digital techniques to make small incursions into perceptions of photography's assumed role as factual document.