Photography

Since borrowing my father's Nikon at the age of 16, I've taken photographs throughout the world and have shown and sold my work locally. Each picture is a privilege and inspiration--an opportunity to learn and see the world through fresh eyes. I practice photography with integrity and joy, and view it as a positive medium for change.

Video

Projects that I've enjoyed filming include a short profile of a Bellevue-area fitness franchise owner,  an exploration of the bike polo scene in Seattle and the story of Seattle muralist Ryan Henry Ward, known as Henry.

Petite France - A Mother's Story: Yudy Deng, Entrepreneur

"They say it takes a village. It's true," says Yudy Deng, owner of the Bellevue Fit4MOM franchise and client of Petite France, a home-based French immersion preschool. "The motherhood is real, you just step out of your house, open up your mind, and it's a whole new world." 

This video, produced for Petite France, is also available on Vimeo.

Seattle Bike Polo: Playing for Keeps, Keeping it Real

What do you get when you combine bikes, mallets, a small plastic ball, a hard court (say, the size of a tennis court), and riders with mad skills who can start, sprint, turn, and stop on a dime? Hardcourt bike polo, born in Seattle in the late 90s, combines all these things.

This video also available on Vimeo.

Ryan Henry Ward: On the Hunt for Henry

Many of Ryan Henry Ward's murals evoke scenes from nature, but Seattle's natural spaces and older buildings are rapidly giving way to new development. What changes can and should we keep, if we want Seattle to be a city where artists can live? 

This preview video is part of a more extensive multimedia story, On the Hunt for Henry: Searching for Seattle's Soul.

Podcasting/Audio Interviews

The following two interviews highlight different perspectives on one of my favorite topics, community-building.

In this interview, Alex Share, automotive shop owner and close friend of Henry, explains why he has such fond memories of the walrus mural that Henry created for him.

In this interview, developer, bookstore owner and avid cyclist Ron Sher recalls his first meeting with urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg and discusses the importance of third places in sustaining communities.