In many of my photography projects, I reference a stylized ‘altered’ reality rooted in a melancholy realm of nostalgic recall stemming from my lifelong love and collecting of vintage photography and natural ephemera. Mainly autobiographical, I often highlight a single figure, while at the same time I endeavor to hint at those disquieting moments that define my existence ‘in-between’ the past and the present. This feeling oftentimes makes me feel as though I may have entered a dystopian, unsettled dimension in time. However, I always try to maintain an optimistic view, even in the darkness, through beauty and even humor. My ultimate goal is to create photographs that speak the language of longing and reminiscence while connecting with my audience on a visceral level.