Over the years, my work has slowly found a purpose that was not only to capture a special moment. The photos have redefined my goal as to now publish them in cohesive books and other publications. Each photo still or video clip is a small piece to a much larger puzzle of my journey and the way I share it. Without even realizing it, I was already previsualizing and creating many photo books with various nature themes, whereas now I shooting almost exclusively to create content for these bodies of work. My video work has taken on a role of not just filming whatever I may see, but also to document the natural features that Southwest Ohio has to offer.
This section of the website is where I detail several ongoing projects I have in the works. Project statements are included with each, expressing my thoughts on working for them, what my goals are, and more.
Just like with my photo portfolio, I look forward to expanding on these as the years go on. Thank you for viewing!
Project Statement: A photographic exploration of Ohio. I envisioned an idea that as far as I know never had been fully done to this extent in my area of the planet. My ambitions were to document in video as many Southwest Ohio locations as I can possibly drive to. By the end there will be around 50 or so finished videos. Each video ranges in subject matter and depth, but overall they are displayed in a "vlog" style format. Tutorials and other educational pieces are given about the locations, as well as philosophically-minded bits about photography and life. Rest assured there is something for everyone to learn or be entertained with. A "Best Of" retrospective compilation will be made at the conclusion of the project.
Here is a YouTube playlist of all the On Location videos thus far.
The Beaver Creek Wetlands
Project Statement: This documentation book shares a photojournalistic view of all the Little Beaver Creek wetlands areas in Greene County as well as sharing the history and features. The end features a call-to-action detailing conservation concerns and what to do to preserve these areas. Facts of before-and-after human settlement will be displaced throughout the publication. This book will have activism and conservation at the forefront instead of art and photography. Photos will showcase expanses of each of the wetland locations, mixed in with detail shots of wildlife and flowers in between throughout the seasons.
Self-publishing through Blurb, I am aiming for a late 2019/early 2020 release.
Four Seasons Tree
This is a very low commitment idea I had to photograph a large dead tree a few minutes from my house. The goal is to have one image from all four seasons during 2019. The conclusion of the project will be four photos put together in a collage.