My insatiable curiosity and perpetual wanderlust motivate me to undertake deep explorations of this strange and fantastical world of ours. With my photography I aim to share my adventures filtered through the lens of memory, as surreal and dreamlike imagery infused with a sense of magic realism.
I am endlessly fascinated by the secret lives of inanimate objects, the eerie solemnity of abandoned places, the desolate beauty of manufactured landscapes, and the wonders of remote and exotic locales. I am drawn to the visual rhythm of grit, grime, and decay and inspired by the majestic works of nature. I am especially interested in the juxtaposition and intersection of organic and artificial forms, particularly those places where nature is busily reclaiming manmade structures and objects. Most of all I am intent on exposing the hidden stories and forgotten fables all around us.
My work can be broadly categorized into abandoned and urban exploration, nature, landscape, and travel photography, but I am also interested in capturing people, textures, and abstract imagery.
I am also a graphic designer and use a lot of my own original photography in my work.
I mainly shoot with a Nikon D3100 (formerly a D40; sometimes a D5200) and the kit lens (18-55mm), though I occasionally use a nicer piece of glass. I have explored using accessories such as a tripod and a bounce flash but tend to return to a minimal setup for ease of use and portability. I am not much of a technical photographer; my work is mostly about framing and the narratives that accompany many of the images I publish on my blog.
I make extensive use of Adobe Lightroom in my post-processing workflow. All of my development presets are open source and available for download via GitHub. The collection is constantly evolving as I learn more about the software and experiment with new techniques.
All my properly geotagged photographs are available in full quality on my Flickr photostream.
Follow me on Instagram for a more immediate and far less serious glimpse into my life. I use Instagram for fun, to tell stories, and to be weird; don’t expect me to be making high art over there.
Here are just a few examples of my recent (2013) work in Asia (and be sure to check out my photography portfolio for the latest):