Welcome to mid-life in the Middle Kingdom - with a camera. That's me in a nutshell...
I'm an America documentary photographer living in, working for and learning about China, I initially agreed to teach English to the masses to get here.
Fast forward 5 years when through sheer luck I found myself face-to-face with an opportunity to devote my time and energy to photography full-time. Some days are great. Some are a struggle. I wouldn't change a thing.
The photographer Robert Heinecken once said, "Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph."
I am trying to learn how to make photographs.
China is sometimes stunningly beautiful, sometimes tragically ugly, but rarely is it boring. I hope these images afford you a peak behind the red curtain...