As a Los Angeles-based photographer, I apply my experience as a graphic designer and art director to my work, especially in terms of composition, color, and the narrative intent. After graduating from Michigan State University's design program and navigating a career in design, I pivoted full-time to photography in 2020. In my work I enjoy movement between genres such as candid street photography, social documentary projects, and narratives exploring themes of identity, memory, place, and LGBTQ+ visibility.

Additionally, since 2022, I serve as an associate photographer and assistant at Fredrik Nilsen Studio, where we specialize in gallery and museum installation photography, artwork documentation for artists and institutions, and portraiture.




Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Collective Memory Installation, Grant Award

Urban Photo Awards/Trieste Photo Days, Semifinalist; Judging panel: Alec Soth/Jury President

Published in the The Photo Review: 38th Annual International Photography Competition; Juried by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Photography at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

LensCulture Portrait Awards, Editors’ Pick 

LensCulture Black and White Awards, Editors’ Pick 

All About Photo Awards 2023, Shortlisted; Judging panel: Lisa Kristine, Harvey Stein, Ann Jastrab, Balwin Lee, Marcus Yam, Francesca Hummler, Kenneth Dickerman and Sandrine Hermand-GriselGrant 


Council on Aging Southern California, First Place Award, Aging as Art Competition

IPA International Photography Awards, Official Selection

LensCulture Street Photography Awards, Editors’ Pick

National Council on Aging, Merit Award 

Siena International Photo Awards, Finalist

Communication Arts Magazine Photography Annual, 63nd Edition Finalist


American Photographic Artists National, 1st Place Award, “Walking In L.A.” from On Rodeo Drive, Documentary/Photojournalism category

'Portal' exhibition, Director’s Award, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, A Smith Gallery

Published in Communication Arts Magazine 2021 Photography Annual, 62nd Edition

LensCulture Street Photography Awards, Editors’ Pick 

Artillery Magazine, featured social media post “The Future” from Art in the Plague Year at the California Museum of Photography, UCR

Los Angeles Center of Photography, APA San Diego, APA National, social post features

IPA International Photography Awards, 3rd Place–Events; Honorable Mention (3): Editorial/Press–Contemporary issues, People–Family, People–Traditions/Culture 


IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention (4), Editorial / Press-Photo Essay / Feature Story,  Architecture–Historic, Architecture–Interior, People–Traditions / Culture

Communication Arts Magazine Photography Annual, Shortlisted 

Life Framer, Street Life, Editors’ Pick

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