The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery Minneapolis, MN

2018 is starting to be a great year. Very excited that one of my favorite images, Deb, from the series Raven's Point was selected by juror Ross Anderson for inclusion in The Shadow Aspect exhibit being held at Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis MN. The show will be running January 19th through February 14th with an opening reception on January 19th. 


The Photographic Nude Exhibit, LightBox Gallery, Astoria OR

Thank you to Christa Blackwood for selecting my image "Self Portrait - Sanctuary" for inclusion in the 2018 Photographic Nude Exhibit being held at LightBox Gallery in Astoria, OR. The show will be running February 10th through March 7th with an opening reception on February 10th from 6-9pm. Thrilled that the exhibit will be published in Blur Magazine this Spring. 


Happy New Year

First portraits for 2018. One of my goals for the New Year is to work on my portraiture skills. Thanks to Kat and Jared for allowing me to spend some time with them this past weekend to capture these images. 


Let There Be Light (and Shadow) Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC

Langaholt will be on exhibit at The Umbrella Arts Gallery in the Lower East Side from February 1st - March 3rd 2018, featuring photographs from a total of 47 photographers. Thank you to juror Harvey Stein for selecting my image out of the 1014 images submitted. So curious to see the curated selection of how we all interpret light and shadow. Thank you to MaryAnn Fahey who runs the gallery. MaryAnn does an extraordinary job organizing, communicating and setting up for the show among other things. If your in NYC come to the opening reception on Thursday February 1st from 6-8pm. Umbrella Arts Gallery, 317 E. 9th St. Manhattan. See you there.

A little background on the image. The image was taken in Iceland in December 2016. It was freezing cold, and late in the evening, My cousin and I were waiting to see the Northern Lights that once again during our two-week vacation to Iceland never showed themselves. To pass the time, I had asked my cousin to pose for me with red fabric that I had brought with me to photograph during the trip. She was kind enough to remove her goose down jacket and wrap herself in this thin red fabric. She stood in total shadow. In order to light her I was running around for 30-35 seconds painting her in light with my flashlight as she tried to stay as perfectly still as she could without shivering. There were many failed attempts, many, this was the last shot before we had to stop and call it quits because of the frigid temperatures. So happy to have persevered to create this image.


All About Photo - Los Angeles Center of Photography

A very warm and special thank you to Ann Jastrab for the amazing article she wrote featuring  my work on All About Photo. I am so grateful to have met Ann at PhotoLucida this past April, and reconnecting with her through the Creative Portrait Exhibition where she served as juror. I am excited to have three of my images selected which will be on exhibit in the company of so many strong and powerful creative portraits at the Los Angeles Center of Photography opening this Friday, Nov. 10th 7-10pm. Looking forward to seeing my west coast friends on Friday. Check out the article here


The Creative Portrait, The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)

WOW!!! I am stunned, shocked, and thrilled beyond belief that three of my images; Windswept, Gemini from the series Mother, and Alfredo from my newest body of work were chosen for The Creative Portrait Exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography with Windswept winning the top prize. Two additional images will be included in the online exhibition as well. A big warm thank you to juror Ann Jastrab for including me in the show and awarding me top prize. I am still in shock about learning the news and humbled and grateful for receiving this tremendous opportunity. I’m looking forward to going out to LA for the opening of the show on November 10th and seeing the work in person of so many friends and artists that I admire. Thank You.



Gemini from the series Mother

Gemini from the series Mother




New Work

Not having my own family archive of photos to look back upon, I have always enjoyed looking at old family photos from my aunts, uncles and cousins. I would sit with the images quietly and create my own narrative on the circumstances for the photo, asking myself why this specific moment was chosen to be captured and preserved.  I enjoy looking for resemblances of myself in old family members and wonder what my distant relatives would be like if they were alive today. What personality traits and mannerisms would we have in common? Would we be close and share that familial bond that I have with so many of my relatives? For over a year, I have wanted to create a project with these photos. Somehow preserving the past while incorporating myself and preserving the present. Utilizing a digital composite photograph, I incorporate my own blood specimens on slides and stitched them on the image to create a new family portrait and archive that permanently bonds me with my past. Looking forward in developing the body of work further and adding more to the series.





Faces Without Portraits, PH21 Gallery Budapest, Hungary

So excited to have one of my self portraits White Shirt from my new series The Cedars Run Silent accepted in PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition will run from September 28th - October 24th, 2107. Big thank you to both Zsolt Batori and Krisztina Domjan for selecting my image and for the opportunity to showcase my work to an international audience. How cool is that! 


Reunion, The Gallery at Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University, PA

Thank you to the review committee at The Gallery at Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University for selecting Pins, from the series Mother for inclusion in the Reunion Exhibition. The show opens November 3rd to December 5th 2017 with an opening reception on November 3rd from 6-8pm. Excited to be part of the show and looking forward to seeing the selected artists works that relate to the interpretation of Reunion. 


Opening Reception 3rd Annual Group Exhibition, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY

It was a great opening reception at the Davis Orton Gallery for The 3rd Annual Group Exhibition. The walls were filled with so many great works. Thrilled to be included with so many friends and hanging on the same wall right next to Susan Rosenberg Jones and Joan Lobis Brown. Karen Davis did a fantastic job of putting the show together, the images all worked nicely and had a great flow. Thank you to the amazing Paula Tognarelli who juried the show and for including my image. It's always nice to see Paula in person, thank you for taking the time and driving the 4 plus hours to attend the opening AND then to make the same drive back home in one day. You truly are a rare gem to the photography world. If you're in Hudson New York stop by and see the show. It runs July 29-August 28th. Davis Orton Gallery 114 Warren St.

Water Exhibition The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO

I am very happy to be exhibiting again in 2018 at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins CO. The Center is one of my favorite places to be a part of. Thank You to juror Jennifer Murray for selecting my image Geothermal Cleanup (Iceland) for inclusion in the Water Exhibition and to Hamidah Glasgow for the tireless efforts she puts forth to make The Center an amazing place that supports and provides opportunities to the photographic community. The Water Exhibition will run from December 22, 2017 - January 27, 2018.

Soho Photo Gallery National Competition

It was a great opening night at Soho Photo Gallery in NYC. Thank you to Aline Smithson who curated the show. Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried national photo competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States. It was an honor to be included and to actually see how the images all worked so nicely together. Plus it was very cool to hang next to two amazing photographers that I admire, Russ Rowland and Jennifer McClure. If your in Soho check out the gallery on White Street. The show is going on until July 22nd.

Davis Orton Gallery 3rd Annual Group Show

Thank you to juror Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis for including one of my self portraits Manan from my new series The Cedars Run Silent in the galleries 3rd Annual Group Show which runs July 29th to August 27th, 2017. Opening Reception July 29th 5-7pm. If your in Hudson, NY stop by to what will be an amazing show.

The Personal Story

Just finished an intense week long workshop called the Personal Story with CIg Harvey. This was my second workshop with Cig. It's a lot of hard work with very little sleep, and yes a lot of writing, but in the end its amazing to create so many images that you are truly proud of that contributes to a larger body of work. Thank you Cig for sharing your incredible gift with all of us and spending the time to nurture our individual creative minds. This is what makes you so special and so loved by many.

Soho Photo Gallery 2017 National Competition Exhibition New York, NY

Very excited that Gemini from my series Mother was selected for the 2017 National Competition Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery in NYC from July 5-22nd. A very warm thank you to juror Aline Smithson for all the time and effort she spent in reviewing 2000 images from 219 photographers and having the daunting task to narrow it down to 40. Thank You Joel Morgovsky for the opportunity to participate in the show. Looking forward in exhibiting along side of so many friends; Susan Rosenberg JonesRuss RowlandDiana Nicholette JeonJung S Kim, and Tira Khan. See you at the opening reception on July 6th.

Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures

Thank You to Kat Kiernan editor of Don't Take Pictures for featuring my image Pins, from the series Mother as today's Photo of the Day. Very cool to have the image showcased just in time for Mother's Day even though the image is kinda tense for a day that we should be honoring our Mothers. All good.

Animalia Exhibit, C4FAP Fort Collins, CO

Thank you to juror Arlette Kayafas for the opportunity to exhibit in the Animalia Exhibition at C4FAP with the selection of Tick with Pheasants from the series Hunter's Calling. The exhibit will feature many variations on the theme and will showcase our complicated relationships with animals. Exhibition runs April 7th through May 13th 2017.

Singular/Signature Opening, C4FAP, Ft. Collins CO

It was a pleasure to finally get to meet all the wonderful people who run the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO. Hamidah Glasgow, Sunshine Divis and Ren Burke. What a beautiful space and organization. They hosted an amazing weekend for the photographers of the Singular/Signature Exhibition and welcomed us with open arms to the Ft. Collins Photographic Community. The weekend was filled with artist talks, portfolio reviews, work shares, and community building. A huge thank you to juror Alyssa Coppelman who had the daunting task to narrow down the submissions to 50. It was great to make new friends and be in the company of so many gifted photographers.