Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev

this man's work truly blows my mind. why is it so visually different than most photographers taking similar types of photographs in the same places? perhaps a better cultural understand of the people in the photographs?


late summer

chickens at celebrity dairy in siler city, nc.

it seems i haven't really taken many pictures of people the last six months.


a food series i shot in the spring


Photography Auction for a Good Cause - ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT!

Not sure what to buy your photo-loving loved ones for christmas (and this can include yourself)? Want to help fund something meaningful but don't know what? Well look no further!

Chad A. Stevens, talented photographer, videographer and teacher (and man of my heart) is currently putting on an online photography auction to help fund the making of his documentary film, A Thousand Little Cuts. Chad has been dedicated to telling the story of a grandmother caught between worlds, fighting to save her beloved mountains and her family in a place where coal rules king. This is an independent documentary, which means it needs your support to finish!

Along with the auction is another page called "Jumpstart,"where you can buy any one of a handful of prints instantly, as well as pre-order a DVD of the documentary.

There are some world class photographers with photographs in the auction, including Bob Sacha, Barbara Davidson, Ed Kashi, Scott Strazzante, Jack Corn, and David LaBelle, just to name a few. There is even a photograph (well actually two if you look at the Jumpstart page) of yours truly in the auction. I am seriously honored to be on the same website page with any of the previously listed photographers, and I am urging you to check out all of the great stuff to bid on.


Click here to check it out.


headless snake in the flower patch

self portrait with a headless snake that i found in the flower patch on the farm. early october 2011



Valerie's daughter hiding from the rain on an early summer afternoon.

better late than never II

oh and how things have changed since my last real post. i live in the south now! when i'm not working the farm, trying to make the perfect biscuits or get to know southern fruit, i've been slowly catching up on editing and redoing my website (that yes, has been down for a few.... years.).

just came across this one that i don't think i've shared yet; it's from my thesis project, tangled roots, and i think may be my favorite from the whole thing, and also the last photo I took of Valerie, just a couple of days before the show.

better late than never.

the project website for my honors thesis crashed in the summer heat, and my ability to figure out how to figure seems to have crashed as well. maybe someday.

i don't think i ever shared photos from the exhibit on here. it was a humble space and set up but had a lot of love and good people floating around throughout it. i'm still very thankful.


into the great beyond

As per usual, time has gotten away from me. Big life updates; I finally graduated with a degree in participatory visual ethnography. It's a degree I designed condensing studies in photojournalism, participatory documentary work, photography/arts-based community development, and social justice. woot woot! Also, I'm moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina next week! (another woot woot!) And, I just got a job on a goat farm.

Life is full of love and my heart is full of gratitude. Let the farming and art continue harmoniously into the great beyond!

early morning studies of spider webs

woke up the other morning, wide awake, as the sun rose. i think the spiders were calling my name.