“Unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.” – Sally Mann
There are three different personal works that continue to fuel me, Childhood Unplugged, Life With Autism, and Everybody Streets. Below is a brief description of what they are about.
It’s been over three years since I invited 11 other photographers to join me and start an exhibit called Childhood Unplugged My goal for this project was to inspire my boys to reap the rewards from letting go of electronics more often than not and get back to the art of play and creativity. Whether that be time being completely present with family and friends, playing in the backyard or visiting new places, the idea is to put away the technology; even if only for a little while. Documenting this journey with my boys has been one of the greatest gifts I have given myself and hopefully some day they will appreciate these memories also. What started as a simple blog now has a social media presence of over 129K followers on Instagram.
Life With Autism
Raising a child with special needs informs every single aspect of my life. The way I see, and appreciate, the world has been shaped by his heart. I won’t lie. There have been days on this journey that have felt so incredibly difficult. But, beyond any hurdle, there is always a deep gratitude for everything I have learned along the way. I know, without a doubt, that Matthew is one of the biggest blessings of my life, and I will forever hold such sincere reverence for the way being his Mom has shaped my life, and my art. To follow more of Matt’s story I also started using the hashtag #lifewithautism_mc on my Instagram page. It is my way of connecting with other people who are also raising a child with special needs.
There is something exhilarating about walking around a public location with a camera in hand and photographing complete strangers. This is something I have only done a handful of times over the past couple of years, but my goal is to shoot more street photography.