#NoExit

#NoExit or “Hell is Other People” is a series of images captured in black-and-white during my initial steps into photography full-time.  This collection of photographs was created during a very intense personal period filled with amazing memories as I watched my new life take shape before my eyes.

During my transitory period; often, while on-assignment I would find myself in bizarre locations at odd hours. In addition to being monochromatic, I believe this factor gives many of the images a surreal feel. Over-time I began shooting with this specific approach in mind.

From a technical stand point, each image was composed in-frame using only natural light sources and the scene in front of me. I am also proud the images contain minimal targeted adjustments for tonal and contrast purposes.

Thematically, I hoped to create minimalist compositions that allow the viewer to identify with the scene as if viewing their own dream and create their personal narrative based on context and association; between something half-remembered and somewhere half-awake.

Conceptually, I would like the view to feel a mixture wonder and mild confusion.  Exploring a place that feels familiar, but shrouded in mystique. Much in the way that walking in the desert at night, can feel like walking on the surface of the moon.

Thank you for taking the time to view my labor of love and life from my perspective.

The ache of unused wings | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Are we sleepwalking? | Bellevue, Washington - 2015
Heron | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Infinite | Seattle, Washington - 2015
In the morning | Bellevue, Washington - 2015
Self portrait | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Morning rain | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Black hole | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Edge of town | Spokane, Washington - 2015
Jesus Saves | Spokane Washington - 2015
Dixie | Seattle, Washington - 2015
hi-5 | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Ash grove | Seattle, Washington - 2015
MIddle of Nowhere | Portland, Oregon - 2015
Along came a spider | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Borderlands | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Skate | Seattle, Washington - 2015
EAT Beesleys | Toledo, Washington - 2015
V/H/S | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Boy toy | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Diner | Spokane, Washington - 2015
If your hearts still open | Portland, Oregon - 2015
Bars | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Nocturnal | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Drift | Seattle, Washigton - 2015
Fire | Seattle, Washington - 2015
Pioneer Square | Seattle, Washington - 2015