Artist Statement

In my art practice I consistently confront the intersections of American identity, authenticity, and photography's critical role in framing and constructing our understanding of reality. I exploit the language/connotations of traditional studio portraiture, historical landscape, and nostalgia to flip conventional power dynamics that exist between photographer, subject, and outside viewer.

 In my recent and forthcoming projects, I explore a continuum of gender expression, rejecting the false dichotomy of “cisgender” and “transgender.” I employ my gender fluidity both in a temporal and relational sense, as an individual and as a member of a queer couple.