Although my photography business is based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, I am a Randolph County native and live on my family’s 100 acre beef cattle farm on Routh Road in Grays Chapel. A lot of my photography is done near my home, featuring family, friends, neighbors and local scenes. I grew up as the son of a dairy farmer/teacher and worked on the dairy until I left for UNC and a degree in Cultural Anthropology, and then Photography at Randolph Community College.
Growing up in a rural farming community has had a profound effect on what and how I shoot. I have created a personal project of documenting my local community and the people that live and work in it. Many of those folks are farmers, or like myself have at least been raised to be. Because of this background in agriculture I have a special affinity for shooting farms and farmers, and understand who they are and what they do.