WEAVING A REVOLUTION

WEAVING A REVOLUTION

Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Utah in spring of 2012 to document the weaving techniques of the Navajo Basket Weavers in South-Eastern Utah. These incredible Navajo artists started a Renaissance in the Monument Valley region, reviving the artist community, culture, and economy with the help from Twin Rocks Trading Post. Images were used for a special exhibit entitled, Weaving a Revolution and were utilized in large exhibit form in the traveling space at the Museum, as well as a large coffee table style book, both designed by the exhibit team at the museum.

WEAVING A REVOLUTION

THE WHELAN FAMILY

documentary family session

THE WHELAN FAMILY

Documenting Families… just being families. It’s messy and imperfect, but always so simply beautiful. The Whelans are some of the most incredible people, and I love being able to photograph their family each year. This is one of my favorite sessions.

THE WHELAN FAMILY

MOTHERS WHO RIDE

MOTHERS WHO RIDE

“A desire to do something that was mine alone, with no kids pulling at me, climbing on me, grabbing for me, yelling for me, kissing me, caressing me, clinging to me. I needed something. This mama needed to do something that made me feel strong, empowered and in control. An outlet for recharging and a time to not be the nurturer, for just a moment. The smells, the light and shadows, the temperature changes. You are connected to it all, you are part of it, and you are focused. It is mind clearing and centering. Making all the chaos of daily life unimportant, at least for the moment. For me, it is a reclaiming of self, and a soul lifting experience.”

MOTHERS WHO RIDE