My photography projects take time but time helps tell the story. I look for projects that take me to places that the photographer Walker Evans described best: "It's as though there's a wonderful secret in a certain place and I can capture it. Only I can do it at this moment, only this moment and only me."
I start out as a stranger, asking people to trust me, to let me into their world, to tell me their story. Their acceptance is a gift that I take very seriously. I share my work with them. My first book, Heading Home, documents 6 summers of Little League baseball in 1 Baltimore Park. My second book, Fighting Chance, spends 3 years following 3 children, their families and caregivers as they fight childhood cancer. One mother said my photographs helped her understand what she was going through. The book ended up in every Ronald McDonald House in the country. My current book project, Little Italy, has gotten way out of hand! I started by standing in the pulpit of The Church of St. Leo The Great, looking out over unfamiliar faces and asking them to let me spend a year documenting their lives. 15 years later, with 20,000+ photographs, oral and video interviews and essays, I'm hoping Little Italy becomes my third book. Optimism and tenacity help here- I hope.
In addition to my Little Italy project, I am including work at Baltimore's Mill No. 1. as well as photographs from New Orleans and around the USA.
707 Overbrook Road
Baltimore, Md. 21212
1998-Present Little Italy
The life of Baltimore's Little Italy community and its Church of St. Leo The Great. The sacred and the secular. Color photographs, interviews, and stories.
1993-1998 Fighting Chance, Journeys Through Childhood Cancer
Documenting the lives of three children with cancer. In and out of Johns Hopkins Hospital: Treatments, Chemotherapy, Birthdays, Holidays, Day to Day Things. Tom Clancy introduction. Published by Woodholme House Press.
Featured on The Today Show, Parents Magazine, Los Angeles Times.
1989-1995 Heading Home, Growing Up In Baseball
Six summers of Little League play in one Baltimore Park.Foreword by Cal Ripken, Jr., introduction by Stephen King. Published by Rizzoli International Publications.
Featured On CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's Morning Edition, USA Today.
2005-Present Bocce: A Film
Documenting the game through film, interviews and archival film and photographs.
2005-2006 Mr. Boh's Brewery
The story of Baltimore's National Brewery through film, interviews, archival photographs and commercials. 26 minutes.
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Friends School, Baltimore, MD