I am pleased to announce that a small exhibition of my work is now on display at Mystery Brewing Company’s Public House. Titled From Bustling to Bucolic: Learning to See Anew the exhibition features ten images that trace my ever evolving growth from city to country photographer.
The show is divided into two phases. Phase 1 consists of five images taken in and around Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Tokyo, Japan. Washington, DC was my primary photographic hunting ground since I was a teen and it is where I developed my eye for composition. It was on the streets of DC that I learned to love cityscapes. DC’s monuments, memorials, museums, and wildly diverse architecture made it a haven for tourists and I always relished the challenge of trying to make a compelling image out of a subject that has been shot a million different times.
Phase 2 covers The Hillsborough Years. All 2.5 of them. Hillsborough specifically and North Carolina in general lacks the grandeur of DC (or New York or San Francisco or Tokyo). Nature is closer at hand and to a large degree surrounded by more nature. And while yes, there was plenty of nature to be had around DC, my own carefully cultivated biases prevented me from exploring those spaces photographically. I could–and frequently did–say, “I’m not good at landscape photography,” and never make the attempt to try and become good at it. Moving to Hillsborough forced me to confront those biases and challenge myself to become the photographer I never intended to be. It has been a thrilling transition, even if I am still just an egg.
From Bustling to Bucolic: Learning to See Anew is on display through June 30, 2016. Mystery Brewing’s Public House is located at 230 South Nash St., Hillsborough, NC, 27278. Prints are available for purchase at the Pub or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.