Thrilled!

 

 

 

I'm so damn happy and incredibly grateful to have been named one of NYC photographers to follow on Instagram by Time Out New York.  Please click on the image below to see a list of other photographers you should definitely follow. Right. Now. 

Thanks again, Time Out! 

Matt Van Sol

While photographing my subjects, there is always one thing that I want to present itself, and that's vulnerability.  I love the people that I have had the opportunity to photograph and when a mutual presentation of love and vulnerability are shared between photographer and subject, raw emotions slowly begin to be revealed. Every shoot is treated like it's the last and this is why I love what I do. 

Here is a preview with rapper, Matt Van Sol. 

 
 

Brooklyn, New York

 
 
 

"For your love was equal to everything."

Since, moving to NYC, I have had the privilege of meeting some of the most lovely and talented beings in the industry. One of those beautiful beings is my dear friend and talented photographer, Rance Gensemer. He is a lover of film and literature, so this seemed highly appropriate. 

"And isn't the whole world yours? For how often you set it on fire with your love and saw it blaze and burn up and secretly replaced it with another world while everyone slept. You felt in such complete harmony with God, when every morning you asked him for a new earth, so that all the ones he had made could have their turn. You thought it would be shabby to save them and repair them; you used them up and held out your hands, again, and again, for more world. For your love was equal to everything."

- "The Notebooks of Maulte Laurids Brigge" by Rilke

Process: 20 year old expired polaroid film

 
 
 
 
 
 

Winter Formal

I photographed these dapper and talented individuals for Arts to Grow, a non-profit organization that provides performing, visual, and literary arts programs to underprivileged children in the NY/NJ metro area. 

Check it out :)