Awards

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Koolwink

2017 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, Saville Gallery Cumberland, MD

- Best of Show

- People's Choice Award

2018 Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Art  Hagerstown, MD

- Top Juror's Award

2018 Portals Exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Art

- Juror's Selection

I thought about this photograph for about a year before attempting to pull it off. I rode by this motel a few times a week and couldn't stop thinking about what kind of story could be told through a still image with this structure as the setting. 

 

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Lakehouse

2018 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

- People's Choice Award

The second installment in my "Peripeteia" series.  This is a staged photograph at my family's lake house in Swanton, MD on Deep Creek Lake. I came up with this composition while on a summer visit and went back in the winter to set up the shot.

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Superpostion #1

2014 Tri-State Photography Exhibition Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

- 1st Place: Special Effects Category

2018 Portals Exhibition New York Center for Photographic Arts

- Honorable Mention

This show really gave me the confidence and motivation to start doing digitally manipulated photography and photography in general more regularly.  This piece received a lot of attention during the opening reception, which made me realize it would make for an interesting series...which would become my first.

 

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2015 Allegany Arts Council Member's Show

Saville and Schwab Galleries, Cumberland, MD

1st Place: Professional Category

Animalia: Rooster

The rooster has become a crowd pleaser.  It was one of my first few attempts at digital manipulation.  The rooster was in an enclosure on a horse farm going towards Oldtown, MD.

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2015 Individual Artist Award

Maryland State Arts Council

Visual Arts: Photography Category

Superposition Series

I had met a few professional photographers during the course of the past few years at different art openings.  After receiving an award for Superpostion #1 and showing a few more newly finished images in the series to artists I respect, I was told to apply for an Individual Artist Award.  This worked out because they only offer the Photography category every three years.  I submitted what I had completed in the series and was blown away to receive the award months later!

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2012 Tri-State Photography Exhibition

Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

1st Place: Special Effects Category

Anatomy of an Observed World

-this piece received Honorable Mention in a show titled "La Bella Vita" later in the year in the same gallery.

First time attempting a digitally manipulated photograph for a competition.  It is three photos put into one image.  First is the background, which is the landscape of Cumberland, MD at sunrise.  Second is a photo of myself turned into a silhouette and lastly is a reflected apple tree to represent lungs.  There are some metallic scratches overlaid as texture as well.