In 2007, I set out to photograph Nebraska for the first time, starting at the grave of the first Vavaks to settle here. This effort would eventually become ninety-three, a series with one photo for each county in the state. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first trip, I revisited some of the places I photographed to see what has (and hasn’t) changed. The result is called An Anniversary. The image from 2007 is on top and the image from 2017 is on the bottom.
A photographic survey of the state of Nebraska.
I began photographing my home state in 2007, exploring much of it for the very first time. Over the next few years, the project continued to evolve, culminating with a photo series featuring one image for each of Nebraska's ninety-three counties. Ninety-three was exhibited at Hot Shops in 2010 and a book was self-published in 2013.
At the turn of the 20th century, South Omaha was known as "The Magic City" for growing at an incredible rate. South Omaha was home to many immigrant populations and its rapid development was spurred by the meat packing industry. Today, this part of Omaha has been revived once again by a largely hispanic population.
2012 - Present
Color photographs from 2012 to present
2011 - 2006
On the road. Color photographs from 2006 until 2011.
A photographic exploration of the places my family has called home in and around Saunders County, Nebraska and Iowa / Powesheik Counties, Iowa.
Close-up photographs of the smallest details that surround us.
My first portfolio; Simple squares and designs of color.