Photo by Brad + Jen at  Q Avenue Photo

Photo by Brad + Jen at Q Avenue Photo

"Where are you from?" has always been a tricky question for me. I grew up bouncing around the USA and Germany. However, I claim the boot at the bottom of the map (Louisiana) as my home. 

Louisiana, the Mississippi River and ultimately the South have carved a special place in my heart. Together they are a wonderfully strange place that I love to share with others. 

I currently live outside of Nashville with my wife Alyson and work full time as a university photographer. 

Exploring the the wilds of Tennessee takes up most of my free time when I'm not traveling. I've taken on fixing up a '72 Honda motorcycle that will certainly change how I experience transportation.

Instagram is a huge creative outlet and a community in which I am actively involved. 

My personal work tends to focus on environmental portraits. It still amazes me how a camera and a smile can break down social barriers, including the ones I place on myself. 

I enjoy a cold IPA, a cup of tepid black coffee, a non-toasted everything bagel, sketchy food trucks, a furrowed brow, a good conversation, a cranky camera and the accomplishment when that camera works.