How did you get your start?
After I graduated from college, I was deciding between whether to go to law school or become a photographer. I was emailing tons of people off Craigslist and luckily the first person to respond to me was an amazing photographer who I ended up interning with and then assisting for. Eventually I transitioned to shooting after spending a few years assisting and teching at the in-house studio at Hearst Magazines. I built up a decent portfolio and the rest is history!
How has your work evolved over time?
The evolution of my work has closely corresponded with my gender identity in an interesting way - when I first started shooting, I used to be really shy and was scared of giving direction to models and subjects. As I came into my gender identity as a transmasculine person and started finally feeling more at home in my body, I also discovered a sense of agency that's allowed me to be more comfortable directing on set. It’s been a huge game changer to my work because now I can really execute whatever the vision is.
Tell us about a recent project.
My best friend had top surgery almost exactly a year ago and graciously allowed me to document the whole process. I was with them from the consultation to the surgery and then have photographed their progress and healing journey since then. It’s been a powerful project to take on as I think it shows the importance and life changing nature of gender affirming surgery that not many people get to witness.