The first time I felt the value of a photograph was when looking through the countless photo albums my mom carefully collected and kept safely in the top of her closet. The photos themselves are not special due to technicality, but by the feelings they captured. My own effort to document life in this place and others can be traced back to those books.
Here is a small collection of photos I have taken over the past few weeks in my Eastern Kentucky home, in an effort to capture members of my family with intention and authenticity.
updated January 18, 2016