“Still, Life” Series




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portrait_sm_groupingShortly after the death of my fiancé in 2012, I began taking self portraits. I didn’t know why, all I knew is that some part of me needed to see myself. I felt like I had died too…  the images gave me proof that I was still living, and that even though I was completely changed on the inside, I still remain me on the outside.

For a year and a half I took simple snapshots of myself, usually with my phone. Then one day I came across an series of photos in which the photographer captured the early moments of a man getting the news of his father’s death. They moved me so deeply, it put a fire in me to begin creating visually the world that I have experienced inside me since losing the love of my life. And this is where Still, Life began – one photo each week for the year of 2014 – exploring the themes, feelings, and images of grief and loss as I have come to see them.

Weekly updates on the project can be found on my creative blog,
12 Months of Creativity.

“Centered” Series

Heart-shaped lead with a seed pod in the center - symbolizing growth of love“Where Love Grows”

sea urchin skeleton nested in a space between cracking rocks, symbolizing beauty breaking through
“Breaking Beauty”


Image of Sand Dollar on the sand“Bajan Star”

Layers of rock shot from above, resembling a heart shape“Quiet Chamber”

Spiral of Sea Urchin Skeletons“Order”

Sea fan on beach“Broken Wing”

Agave or century plant in Barbados“Century”

cow jaw bone on grass and dirt“Forgotten One”

“Hooves & Hide” Series

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“Tree Meditations” Series

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 2.42.12 PM“Lost”

“The Gateway”

 horizontal panorama of trees silhouetted against sky at dusk“Rise”

“The Guardians”

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 2.44.05 PM“Ghost Flight”

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 2.44.21 PM“The Divide”


Stormy beach scene
“The Future from Here”

stormy ocean scene
Where I was Left”

OLDER WORK (2009 – 2011)


Screen Shot 2012-10-17 at 3.10.13 PM“Listener”

DSC_1339“Mercury Rising”

DSC_0245“Clay like Stone”




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