Buffalo Crossing the Road in Yellowstone
Buffalo Crossing the Road in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park. Personal work.

Joslin Simms in Field of Sunflowers
Joslin Simms in Field of Sunflowers

Joslin Simms, mother of Ray Simms. Ray was shot and killed in 2005 in Durham, and his killer has never been brought to justice.. Personal work.

 Brittaney Browne of the Center For Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University. For Working@Duke Magazine.

Brittaney Browne of the Center For Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University. For Working@Duke Magazine.

University portraits in Durham North Carolina
University portraits in Durham North Carolina

Portraits at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for a branding overhaul.

Eviction Crisis in Durham North Carolina
Eviction Crisis in Durham North Carolina

Thomas and Jo Ann in the home they shared for 16 years, before a developer bought it and evicted them. They struggled to find stable housing for months afterwards. According to a 2017 CBS news report there were 10,000 #evictions in Durham, North Carolina from June 2016 to June 2017, primarily affecting low and fixed-income African American and Hispanic renters in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. #Durham also has an acute affordable housing shortage. Eviction often leads to homelessness and alcohol or drug dependency. From an ongoing portrait series.

Wood Thrush in a Mist Net
Wood Thrush in a Mist Net

Wood Thrushes in North Carolina for The National Audubon Society.

Goldenrod on South Manitou Island
Goldenrod on South Manitou Island

Goldenrod grows on an abandoned farm on South Manitou Island, part of the Sleep Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Personal Work.

Erosion on the outer banks
Erosion on the outer banks

Tourists run past the graves of Little Pharaoh Payne, a WWII veteran, and his wife, Hilda, which have been exhumed by storm surge. Threatened by sea level rise, the Salvo Community Cemetery on Hatteras Island is also vulnerable to erosion caused by foot traffic, which wears away the sand banks. Locals get irritated when tourists don’t respect the resting place of their ancestors. The cemetery is bound by the Pamlico Sound and the Salvo Day Use Area. Both lie within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is managed by the National Park Service. But the cemetery is not maintained by the Park Service, but privately owned by the community, which is scrambling to raise the funds to save it. The next major storms threaten to wash it into the Pamlico Sound.

Sea level rise on the outer banks
Sea level rise on the outer banks

The Pamlico Sound at the edge of the Salvo Community Cemetery is whipped up by a strong southwest wind at twilight. The next major storms threaten to wash the historical cemetery into the Pamlico Sound. “For the sea lies all about us… In its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life and receives in the end, after, it may be, many transmutations, the dead husks of that same life. For all at last return to the sea -- to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing stream of time, the beginning and the end." - Rachel Carson

durham portrait photographer
durham portrait photographer

Larry Cooper of REACH is a community leader and activist agitating against environmental pollution by hog and chicken industry CAFOs in Warsaw, North Carolina. For EarthJustice.

 A middle-school student in Raleigh, N.C., gazes out a school-bus window on March 31. Wake County, like other districts around the U.S., has been struggling to recruit and retain bus drivers amid a national decline in unemployment and rise in wages. For The Wall Street Journal

A middle-school student in Raleigh, N.C., gazes out a school-bus window on March 31. Wake County, like other districts around the U.S., has been struggling to recruit and retain bus drivers amid a national decline in unemployment and rise in wages. For The Wall Street Journal

 Kurt Cobain Bridge Aberdeen
Kurt Cobain Bridge Aberdeen

The Young Street bridge in Aberdeen Washington, where Kurt Cobain used to hide and sleep and write music as a teenager. Personal work.

Portrait of Wyatt Dickson PICNIC BBQ DURHAM
Portrait of Wyatt Dickson PICNIC BBQ DURHAM

PICNIC Barbecue's Wyatt Dickson and his two custom-built pig smokers. For The INDY Week.

Immigration in America
Immigration in America

Under the Trump administration, documented immigrants with green cards but also petty felony records could be deported. One such Vietnamese refugee, and his pregnant wife, for The New York Times.

Portrait of Soumya Gade Badminton Prodigy Raleigh
Portrait of Soumya Gade Badminton Prodigy Raleigh

Soumya Gade, 15, a talented local badminton player, has Olympic dreams. For INDY Week.

Jesus impersonator
Jesus impersonator

Sheryl Bostic is consoled by Dean Padgett as a crowd gathers at the intersection of Taylor Street and Alston Avenue. Kwame Smith guards Dean's cross. Sheryl's mother Doris had passed away the night before and she was stricken with grief. “The greatest sin is doing nothing, it’s the greatest selfishness of all,” he says of people who are indifferent to the plight of others.

Portrait of Migrant Tobacco Workers
Portrait of Migrant Tobacco Workers

Left: Tobacco blooms near Wilson, N.C. Right: Catherine Crowe, 23, and Sintia Castillo, 24, who work with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Floc), which advocates for tobacco pickers in eastern North Carolina. For The Guardian.

Rural Healthcare Hospital desert in North Carolina
Rural Healthcare Hospital desert in North Carolina

Barry Gibbs stands where he scattered his wife’s ashes along his driveway. Portia Gibbs, 48, suffered a heart attack a week of after Vidant Health closed Pungo District Hospital in nearby Belhaven, about 30 miles away from his home in Fairfield, NC. He helped her to the car and drove her across Lake Matamuskeet to the closest EMT station. She died waiting for a helicopter to come from a hospital. He doesn’t say she’d have survived if the hospital were open, but he says she’d have had a better chance. For The Guardian.

 Same Sex Marriage in Durham Portrait Photographer
Same Sex Marriage in Durham Portrait Photographer

Karen Wade and Kelli Evans together for 17 years, and their 3-year-old triplets Evan, Emma and Grady in Durham, N.C. Personal work.

Durham Portrait Photographer Beard Culture
Durham Portrait Photographer Beard Culture

Beard contest, Raleigh, N.C. for INDY Week.

  After the drug raid, Durham. Personal Work.

After the drug raid, Durham. Personal Work.

Portrait of Exorcist Bob Larson
Portrait of Exorcist Bob Larson

Bob Larson, exorcist. For The Sun UK.

Portrait of migrant Workers in North Carolina
Portrait of migrant Workers in North Carolina

Migrant workers in eastern North Carolina struggling after Hurricane Florence. For Civil Eats.

RED4ED Angie Scioli Portrait
RED4ED Angie Scioli Portrait

Angie Scioli, a civics teacher at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N.C. and founder of #Red4EdNC, which helped organize statewide teacher protests across North Carolina in 2018. For Education Week.

Portrait of Rapper King Mez Raleigh
Portrait of Rapper King Mez Raleigh

Rapper King Mez in Raleigh, NC. For The INDY Week.

Portrait of Dr. Stephen Smith Duke University African American Studies
Portrait of Dr. Stephen Smith Duke University African American Studies

Duke University's Dr. Stephen W. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice, Associate Chair, African and African American Studies Director, Center for French and Francophone Studies, for Die Weltwoche.

Dean Bill Boulding Duke Fuqua School of Business
Dean Bill Boulding Duke Fuqua School of Business

Dr. Bill Boulding, Dean of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. For The Wall Street Journal.

High Education Portrait Photographer in Durham North Carolina
High Education Portrait Photographer in Durham North Carolina

Portraits at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for a branding overhaul.

Duke Performances Jazz Monk@100 Photo
Duke Performances Jazz Monk@100 Photo

A 2-photo in-camera multiple exposure of Joshua Redman playing with the Ethan Iverson Trio during the Monk@100 festival, celebrating what would have been Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company in Durham, NC. For The New York Times

Joshua Redman Jazz Saxophonist Thelonious Monk
Joshua Redman Jazz Saxophonist Thelonious Monk

A 4-photo in-camera multiple exposure of Joshua Redman playing with the Ethan Iverson Trio during the Monk@100 festival, celebrating what would have been Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company in Durham, NC. For The New York Times

Jazz in Durham Photographer
Jazz in Durham Photographer

Nellie McKay performs during the Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition series at The Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. for Duke University.

Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition
Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition

René Marie performs during the Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition series at The Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. for Duke University.

Cécile MCLorin Salvant Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition
Cécile MCLorin Salvant Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition

Cécile MCLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner perform during the Duke Performances in The Jazz Tradition series at the Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. For Duke University.

Portrait of Katelyn Read The Voice
Portrait of Katelyn Read The Voice

Musician Katelyn Read for The Mothership.

Durham Advertising Photographer
Durham Advertising Photographer

Jessamyn Stanley for @mynameisjessamyn.

 Samuel and his beloved Bible in Mexico after he was deported. Samuel Oliver-Bruno is a Mexican #immigrant who was living in #sanctuary at CityWell Church in Durham, N.C. since late 2017. The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, 2018, he was lured to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Morrisville for a fingerprint appoint -- part of the process to have a stay on his deportation, and ultimately become a citizen. He was suddenly arrested by #ICE agents, but not after his church community blocked his detention van from leaving the parking lot for hours. Samuel is diabetic, and when he was ultimately deported by ICE they sent across the border with very little insulin, no syringes, or monitor, no cash and none of his personal belongings.

Samuel and his beloved Bible in Mexico after he was deported. Samuel Oliver-Bruno is a Mexican #immigrant who was living in #sanctuary at CityWell Church in Durham, N.C. since late 2017. The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, 2018, he was lured to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Morrisville for a fingerprint appoint -- part of the process to have a stay on his deportation, and ultimately become a citizen. He was suddenly arrested by #ICE agents, but not after his church community blocked his detention van from leaving the parking lot for hours. Samuel is diabetic, and when he was ultimately deported by ICE they sent across the border with very little insulin, no syringes, or monitor, no cash and none of his personal belongings.

Portrait of Jessamyn Stanley
Portrait of Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley, body-positive black-girl-magic yogi. 

Jessamyn Explains It All
Jessamyn Explains It All

Promo shoot for Jessamyn Stanley's, body-positive podcast "Jessamyn Explains it All" in Durham, NC.

Portraits of Jessamyn Stanley Durham Hotel
Portraits of Jessamyn Stanley Durham Hotel

Jessamyn Stanley, body-positive black-girl-magic yogi. 

Neon portraits of The Mothership in Durham
Neon portraits of The Mothership in Durham

Katie DeConto, Megan Jones, and Krista Anna Nordgren, run The Mothership, a feminist co-working space in Durham, N.C. It's mission is to build a culture of radical acceptance, rather than valuing ideas, people, and businesses based on their scalability and profit potential.

Sunset over Drive Street East Durham North Carolina
Sunset over Drive Street East Durham North Carolina

Durham, N.C. Personal work.

Buffalo Crossing the Road in Yellowstone
Joslin Simms in Field of Sunflowers
 Brittaney Browne of the Center For Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University. For Working@Duke Magazine.
University portraits in Durham North Carolina
Eviction Crisis in Durham North Carolina
Wood Thrush in a Mist Net
Goldenrod on South Manitou Island
Erosion on the outer banks
Sea level rise on the outer banks
durham portrait photographer
 A middle-school student in Raleigh, N.C., gazes out a school-bus window on March 31. Wake County, like other districts around the U.S., has been struggling to recruit and retain bus drivers amid a national decline in unemployment and rise in wages. For The Wall Street Journal
 Kurt Cobain Bridge Aberdeen
Portrait of Wyatt Dickson PICNIC BBQ DURHAM
Immigration in America
Portrait of Soumya Gade Badminton Prodigy Raleigh
Jesus impersonator
Portrait of Migrant Tobacco Workers
Rural Healthcare Hospital desert in North Carolina
 Same Sex Marriage in Durham Portrait Photographer
Durham Portrait Photographer Beard Culture
  After the drug raid, Durham. Personal Work.
Portrait of Exorcist Bob Larson
Portrait of migrant Workers in North Carolina
RED4ED Angie Scioli Portrait
Portrait of Rapper King Mez Raleigh
Portrait of Dr. Stephen Smith Duke University African American Studies
Dean Bill Boulding Duke Fuqua School of Business
High Education Portrait Photographer in Durham North Carolina
Duke Performances Jazz Monk@100 Photo
Joshua Redman Jazz Saxophonist Thelonious Monk
Jazz in Durham Photographer
Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition
Cécile MCLorin Salvant Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition
Portrait of Katelyn Read The Voice
Durham Advertising Photographer
 Samuel and his beloved Bible in Mexico after he was deported. Samuel Oliver-Bruno is a Mexican #immigrant who was living in #sanctuary at CityWell Church in Durham, N.C. since late 2017. The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, 2018, he was lured to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Morrisville for a fingerprint appoint -- part of the process to have a stay on his deportation, and ultimately become a citizen. He was suddenly arrested by #ICE agents, but not after his church community blocked his detention van from leaving the parking lot for hours. Samuel is diabetic, and when he was ultimately deported by ICE they sent across the border with very little insulin, no syringes, or monitor, no cash and none of his personal belongings.
Portrait of Jessamyn Stanley
Jessamyn Explains It All
Portraits of Jessamyn Stanley Durham Hotel
Neon portraits of The Mothership in Durham
Sunset over Drive Street East Durham North Carolina
Buffalo Crossing the Road in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park. Personal work.

Joslin Simms in Field of Sunflowers

Joslin Simms, mother of Ray Simms. Ray was shot and killed in 2005 in Durham, and his killer has never been brought to justice.. Personal work.

Brittaney Browne of the Center For Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University. For Working@Duke Magazine.

University portraits in Durham North Carolina

Portraits at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for a branding overhaul.

Eviction Crisis in Durham North Carolina

Thomas and Jo Ann in the home they shared for 16 years, before a developer bought it and evicted them. They struggled to find stable housing for months afterwards. According to a 2017 CBS news report there were 10,000 #evictions in Durham, North Carolina from June 2016 to June 2017, primarily affecting low and fixed-income African American and Hispanic renters in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. #Durham also has an acute affordable housing shortage. Eviction often leads to homelessness and alcohol or drug dependency. From an ongoing portrait series.

Wood Thrush in a Mist Net

Wood Thrushes in North Carolina for The National Audubon Society.

Goldenrod on South Manitou Island

Goldenrod grows on an abandoned farm on South Manitou Island, part of the Sleep Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Personal Work.

Erosion on the outer banks

Tourists run past the graves of Little Pharaoh Payne, a WWII veteran, and his wife, Hilda, which have been exhumed by storm surge. Threatened by sea level rise, the Salvo Community Cemetery on Hatteras Island is also vulnerable to erosion caused by foot traffic, which wears away the sand banks. Locals get irritated when tourists don’t respect the resting place of their ancestors. The cemetery is bound by the Pamlico Sound and the Salvo Day Use Area. Both lie within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is managed by the National Park Service. But the cemetery is not maintained by the Park Service, but privately owned by the community, which is scrambling to raise the funds to save it. The next major storms threaten to wash it into the Pamlico Sound.

Sea level rise on the outer banks

The Pamlico Sound at the edge of the Salvo Community Cemetery is whipped up by a strong southwest wind at twilight. The next major storms threaten to wash the historical cemetery into the Pamlico Sound. “For the sea lies all about us… In its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life and receives in the end, after, it may be, many transmutations, the dead husks of that same life. For all at last return to the sea -- to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing stream of time, the beginning and the end." - Rachel Carson

durham portrait photographer

Larry Cooper of REACH is a community leader and activist agitating against environmental pollution by hog and chicken industry CAFOs in Warsaw, North Carolina. For EarthJustice.

A middle-school student in Raleigh, N.C., gazes out a school-bus window on March 31. Wake County, like other districts around the U.S., has been struggling to recruit and retain bus drivers amid a national decline in unemployment and rise in wages. For The Wall Street Journal

Kurt Cobain Bridge Aberdeen

The Young Street bridge in Aberdeen Washington, where Kurt Cobain used to hide and sleep and write music as a teenager. Personal work.

Portrait of Wyatt Dickson PICNIC BBQ DURHAM

PICNIC Barbecue's Wyatt Dickson and his two custom-built pig smokers. For The INDY Week.

Immigration in America

Under the Trump administration, documented immigrants with green cards but also petty felony records could be deported. One such Vietnamese refugee, and his pregnant wife, for The New York Times.

Portrait of Soumya Gade Badminton Prodigy Raleigh

Soumya Gade, 15, a talented local badminton player, has Olympic dreams. For INDY Week.

Jesus impersonator

Sheryl Bostic is consoled by Dean Padgett as a crowd gathers at the intersection of Taylor Street and Alston Avenue. Kwame Smith guards Dean's cross. Sheryl's mother Doris had passed away the night before and she was stricken with grief. “The greatest sin is doing nothing, it’s the greatest selfishness of all,” he says of people who are indifferent to the plight of others.

Portrait of Migrant Tobacco Workers

Left: Tobacco blooms near Wilson, N.C. Right: Catherine Crowe, 23, and Sintia Castillo, 24, who work with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Floc), which advocates for tobacco pickers in eastern North Carolina. For The Guardian.

Rural Healthcare Hospital desert in North Carolina

Barry Gibbs stands where he scattered his wife’s ashes along his driveway. Portia Gibbs, 48, suffered a heart attack a week of after Vidant Health closed Pungo District Hospital in nearby Belhaven, about 30 miles away from his home in Fairfield, NC. He helped her to the car and drove her across Lake Matamuskeet to the closest EMT station. She died waiting for a helicopter to come from a hospital. He doesn’t say she’d have survived if the hospital were open, but he says she’d have had a better chance. For The Guardian.

Same Sex Marriage in Durham Portrait Photographer

Karen Wade and Kelli Evans together for 17 years, and their 3-year-old triplets Evan, Emma and Grady in Durham, N.C. Personal work.

Durham Portrait Photographer Beard Culture

Beard contest, Raleigh, N.C. for INDY Week.

After the drug raid, Durham. Personal Work.

Portrait of Exorcist Bob Larson

Bob Larson, exorcist. For The Sun UK.

Portrait of migrant Workers in North Carolina

Migrant workers in eastern North Carolina struggling after Hurricane Florence. For Civil Eats.

RED4ED Angie Scioli Portrait

Angie Scioli, a civics teacher at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N.C. and founder of #Red4EdNC, which helped organize statewide teacher protests across North Carolina in 2018. For Education Week.

Portrait of Rapper King Mez Raleigh

Rapper King Mez in Raleigh, NC. For The INDY Week.

Portrait of Dr. Stephen Smith Duke University African American Studies

Duke University's Dr. Stephen W. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice, Associate Chair, African and African American Studies Director, Center for French and Francophone Studies, for Die Weltwoche.

Dean Bill Boulding Duke Fuqua School of Business

Dr. Bill Boulding, Dean of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. For The Wall Street Journal.

High Education Portrait Photographer in Durham North Carolina

Portraits at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for a branding overhaul.

Duke Performances Jazz Monk@100 Photo

A 2-photo in-camera multiple exposure of Joshua Redman playing with the Ethan Iverson Trio during the Monk@100 festival, celebrating what would have been Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company in Durham, NC. For The New York Times

Joshua Redman Jazz Saxophonist Thelonious Monk

A 4-photo in-camera multiple exposure of Joshua Redman playing with the Ethan Iverson Trio during the Monk@100 festival, celebrating what would have been Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company in Durham, NC. For The New York Times

Jazz in Durham Photographer

Nellie McKay performs during the Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition series at The Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. for Duke University.

Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition

René Marie performs during the Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition series at The Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. for Duke University.

Cécile MCLorin Salvant Duke Performances In The Jazz Tradition

Cécile MCLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner perform during the Duke Performances in The Jazz Tradition series at the Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham. For Duke University.

Portrait of Katelyn Read The Voice

Musician Katelyn Read for The Mothership.

Durham Advertising Photographer

Jessamyn Stanley for @mynameisjessamyn.

Samuel and his beloved Bible in Mexico after he was deported. Samuel Oliver-Bruno is a Mexican #immigrant who was living in #sanctuary at CityWell Church in Durham, N.C. since late 2017. The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, 2018, he was lured to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Morrisville for a fingerprint appoint -- part of the process to have a stay on his deportation, and ultimately become a citizen. He was suddenly arrested by #ICE agents, but not after his church community blocked his detention van from leaving the parking lot for hours. Samuel is diabetic, and when he was ultimately deported by ICE they sent across the border with very little insulin, no syringes, or monitor, no cash and none of his personal belongings.

Portrait of Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley, body-positive black-girl-magic yogi. 

Jessamyn Explains It All

Promo shoot for Jessamyn Stanley's, body-positive podcast "Jessamyn Explains it All" in Durham, NC.

Portraits of Jessamyn Stanley Durham Hotel

Jessamyn Stanley, body-positive black-girl-magic yogi. 

Neon portraits of The Mothership in Durham

Katie DeConto, Megan Jones, and Krista Anna Nordgren, run The Mothership, a feminist co-working space in Durham, N.C. It's mission is to build a culture of radical acceptance, rather than valuing ideas, people, and businesses based on their scalability and profit potential.

Sunset over Drive Street East Durham North Carolina

Durham, N.C. Personal work.

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