Your Magazine — Editorial Photoshoots
September 2022, October 2022, March 2023
Having transitioned to a more mixed media-inspired design for the spring issues of Your Magazine, I wanted "Color Me" to marry black and white street photography with bright pops of digital drawing. Shot on a dreary, rainy day in Downtown Boston, the exposure of the photos is emphasized through editing and illustration. Co-Head Designer for Your Magazine, Willow Torres assisted with the digital illustration and layout.
This boy band-esque shoot was designed and directed by makeup artist Molly Howard for the December print issue of Your Magazine. As the photographer, I wanted to emphasize the colors and shapes of the models' wardrobe and physicality. I experimented with different camera angles as well as multi-colored light. Note: Photographs may be slightly desaturated as they were converted to a CMYK color profile for print purposes.
When putting together the theme for "The Drama of it All," I was inspired by feelings of epistemic loneliness. Specifically, the isolation and fear when you realize that you are alone in your own mind. The movie Black Swan also influenced the wardrobe and setting of the shoot.
Bellevue's Outlandia Music Festival in its Inaugural Year
The two-day festival boasted a lineup of acts from across the country, including Wilco, The Breeders, Margo Price, The National and more.
Omaha Girls Rock: Musicians With Ambition July 2022
While covering non-profit music organization Omaha Girls Rock for a podcast series, I snapped so photos of the campers in action. I spent a week with the 13-16-year-old campers this summer, learning what music means to them. Every camper learned an instrument, formed a band and wrote an original song to perform to a live audience in just five days.
Youth-Led Bands Become Regulars in Omaha Live Music Scene
For the pre-teen/teenage musicians of the bands UN-T.I.L. and Nothing Rhymes With Orange, the local gigs they've played citywide are just the beginning. With plans to record their original tracks later this year, both groups are finding their own sound and place in the local music community.
As a reporter for The Reader, I wrote about and photographed three Juneteenth events that brought the Omaha area together for a day of celebration. This included the city's annual Juneteenth parade, a steampunk tea party hosted by a local Black community organization, as well as the Taste of North Omaha food gathering.
Right to Choose Rally
On a cold, dreary Tuesday in early May, more than 100 people converged in front of Omaha City Hall to protest a leaked Supreme Court opinion indicating plans to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood. Both decisions have long cemented people’s right to an abortion and, if overturned, would put legislating that right squarely in states’ hands.