I am a photographer and book artist whose work touches, transforms, and re-kindles the human spirit. Each project begins with a journey of exploration: among the majlis of Timbuktu’s Islamic scholars, along the Shikoku pilgrimage trail, or into the heart of a poem. Eschewing artifice, my style seeks rather to hold a mirror up to the world. It is inspired by the aesthetic of work such as Chinese Sung poetry, work that is simple and straightforward, that does not shy away from the dirt, the humor, or the marvelous enchantment of an imperfect reality. As I aim for beauty, it is not to etherize the mind, but as the strongest weapon in a battle against apathy, conformity, and ignorance.
My books are a significant and a growing part of my creative process. I recommend that you check-out The Kyoudai Press.
All photographs on the site have been registered with the US copyright office.