Created 8-Apr-23
7 photos
Rest and Upheaval

To be human is to live in contrast and contradiction. We strive for lives that are calm and restful; yet the world is filled with chaos and turmoil. Nothing conveys this clash better than the contrast between the soft, vulnerable curves of a human body and the rough, unforgiving textures of our rocky planet. Yet even the harshness of nature can, in time, through the action of millions of waves and trillions of grains of sand, smooth sharp edges into polished stone. Nature both threatens and sustains us, and we find balance in the center of the storm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said "the soul in man is not an organ, but a light... a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all." My task as a photographer is to capture light in the form of digital pixels; but my task as an artist is to capture a glimpse of the soul shining through. I focus on figure photography, mostly in nature, with themes of reconnecting with that part of us that is natural and wild. My work also strives to represent diversity in all forms, and to represent the beautiful diversity of human sensual experience.

ARTundressed, Miami 2018
Dirty Show, Detroit 2020, 2023
International Festival of Erotic Arts, Barcelona 2020 Presenter
Nude Nite: Orlando 2020 and Tampa 2019-2020
Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, New York 2018-2023
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2014-2019, 2023
Juried Shows:
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles 2018
3 Square Art Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado 2021, 2023
Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2019, 2021
Decode Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 2022
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 2022
Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri 2020, 2021
House of Shadows Gallery, Tampa, Florida 2022
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana 2020
Linus Galleries, Pasadena, California 2018
Location 1980, Costa Mesa, California 2018
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 2021
Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, California 2018, 2021
Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas 2019
More Art Please, Brasov, Romania 2021
Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois 2018
PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2021, 2022
Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2021
The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow, Scotland 2023
The Studio Door, San Diego, California 2021
Verum Ultimum, Portland, Oregon 2019
Vestige Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2022
Selected Photographic Society of America Honors:
Artistic Creations Circuit, India 2022 PSA Gold
Celebration Circuit, India 2023 PSA Gold
Kladovo Summer Circuit, Serbia 2021 Gold
Magic Life, Turkey 2022 Salon and PSA Gold
New York Queens Circuit, USA 2022 NYPA Gold
NSAPK Circuit, Serbia 2023 PSA and Salon Gold
Ramdhanu Circuit, India 2022 PSA Gold
Shadowhunter Circuit, Serbia 2021 Master of Light Gold
Vidin Spring Circuit, Vidin, Bulgaria 2021 Master of Light Gold
Selected Contests:
Budapest International Foto Awards 2021 Bronze
Fine Art Photography Awards 2023 Silver
Art of Portrait Magazine 2022 Cover
Dodho Magazine 2023 Best
Lightreadings Magazine 2023
Marika Magazine 2021
Nakid Magazine 2021
Shots Magazine 2021

Early Deadline April 10, 2023
Regular Deadline August 10, 2023
Winners will be announced 30-45 days after the final deadline.
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