Solo show @ Magnolia Gallery – Dallas, TX (June 2010)

My experience living abroad for 10 months oftentimes found me craving a sense of belonging, which was complicated by the fact that anytime I wished to photograph a native stranger, I was automatically placing myself in my subject’s immediate awareness as an external source of potentially undesired attention. Each of these photographs represents a conscious, daily effort to challenge myself to step outside my own personal boundaries in order to authentically capture specific human and environmental manifestations of the ethnically and historically rich culture in which I was immersed during this exciting time of my life.