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2020 Year in Review

I recently went back and reread my 2019 year in review where I started off all sappy about how January can be a lonely and quiet time for a photographer blah blah. Little did I know that lonely and quiet would be 2020's middle name.

It’s almost hard to remember first reactions to the news of the virus. So much speculation and mixed information. I recall the stages of acceptance and realizing this wasn't going to disappear and that I could literally be jobless for a year. There was something apocalyptically exciting about it though. I'm not a huge fan of routine and the mayhem got me going.

The vacuum of paid work opened up an opportunity to throw myself into personal work and focus in a way that is difficult during a normal working year. I got obsessed with capturing everything COVID-19 in and around Pittsburgh. All of my photography energy was focused on capturing the weird things happening around me, things I knew would be fascinating to look back on 20 years from now.

When the lockdown was announced I saw an opportunity to work on a more orchestrated project. I wanted to focus on something that represented both my intrigue and the times. And so came my project, Isolated Radiance. This felt like a defining project for the year and I'm glad I had the time to put effort into it. It got me a little press and a body of work I’m proud of.

Work did pick up towards the end of the summer and got busy for the last few months of the year. I felt some new energy jumping back into client work. The time off gave me space to conceptualize, experiment and learn which helped move my work forward.

It was a dynamic year that offered a lot of opportunity for growth. I hope that we all come out of this a little stronger with a more adaptable attitude moving forward.

Thanks for your time and checking out some of my work. Leave me a note below if you feel like it.


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The Voice of UPMC Shadyside

I spent a couple hours maneuvering a poison ivy covered hill with this group of goats and their donkey leader. UPMC Shadyside hired this eco-friendly herd to remove poison ivy from the hillside next to the Luna Parking Garage.


The Land

From a January trip to Israel


Leah Lizarondo for TEQ Magazine - Pittsburgh Technology Council

Part three of an ongoing project called Pittsburgh Founders which was paused for most of 2020


H Magazine - The Heinz Endowments

Photographed for the COVID issue released in December. Some of my personal work was used for a photo essay at the front of the magazine.


Jamie Irick of PPG for HR Magazine


Pittsburgh Magazine

Far fewer assignments than normal but was able to get a few good ones in


McQueen Building Company



Pittsburgh International Airport

Reopen PA Rally

Grace Life Church Drive-in Easter Service

Public Service

COVID-19 Observations


Isolated Radiance



A writeup in The Jewish Chronicle and NEXTpittsburgh

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Pitt Medical School

Photos of the new dean of the medical school, Dr. Shekhar, for their annual report