Images of historic monuments or impressive architecture come to mind when thinking of countries abroad. While these panoramic views can say much about a place, details and overlooked spaces can reveal even more of its character. From deliberately constructed patterns to inevitable weathering, texture plays an important role in creating the identity of a place. Presented here are photographs taken while traveling through Europe (including Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Italy), taken as a means to understand these different landscapes.
I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in photography in 2009. I now live in Chicago, and I work as an imaging specialist in the archives of the Chicago History Museum. In my spare time, I work as a freelance commercial photographer and I exhibit my fine art photography. Please visit my website if you would like to see more of my work.