My work explores the relationship between mankind and the environments they inhabit, primarily how the earth is carved and altered to fit human needs. I use photography to conduct environmental and social surveys of altered landscapes and the communities that lie between. My formative years were spent between the contrasting environments of Buffalo, New York and Palmer, Alaska; it is my personal experience with the palpable impact of industrial practices-urban blight from the withdrawal of industry vs the destruction of wilderness from insatiable, impeding industries- that has driven my work.
Over the past decade, my expeditions have taken me across the world and over 50,000 miles of remote roads through North America. Incongruous manmade objects in natural environments are subjects I use as windows to view larger industrial systems at play. It is my intention to raise awareness toward our industrial practices, the natural habitats they alter, and the need for responsible human stewardship over the resources and land we depend upon.