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.
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.
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.