SOUTHERN EXPOSURES
Lindsay & PipWellLeaves on Snow - Warrenton, VABliss: Summer Porch MusicTwo GullsBaptism - Madison, VAFieldgrass Backlit - Clifton, VASwallowtail Butterfly - Amelia, VAWash on the LineCountry Afternoon - Amelia, VASummer Peaches - Upstate NYTrillium - Jane's PlaceCommunity of Women - Madison, VARoadin' Series: Upstate NY SnowstormMountain Flowers After a Soaking RainBrookgreen Garden South CarolinaDogwood Blossom - Blountville, TNRockefeller Center At ChristmasFall Grate After Rain - PARoadin' Series: Summer Sunset, Casanova Road, VAStorm RoadinIn the Garden - Amelia, VAShenandoah River Late SummerFlowering Tree Limb After RainManhattan by NightRevival By the Water - Madison, VAEarly Spring Tree Bull Run, VARoadin' Series: Snow for ChristmasOff They Go - Amelia, VABlue Ridge Mountains: Sunlight Through FogTree Reflections in a RaindropWinterscapeBarn Cat in Shaft of Sunlight - Farmville, VATree Shadow - Bull Run Battlefield, VAShenandoah ValleyLearning to Fish - Amelia, VAConey Island, NY Subway StationRoadin' Series: Silos - Culpeper, VABeachwalker - Myrtle Beach, SCHayroll After Snow - Manassas, VARoadin' Series: Touch of Color - VTThe Boys - NYCHorses - Farmville, VAShopping Cart & Church - Upstate New YorkSunset In Wyoming FieldLove - Amelia, VASlipping Barn - VermontNYC SubwayLightning Tree Luray, VAEric - Shenandoah, VAPine Needles After SnowContented Kaleb - Madison, VASeagulls In Flight - Lower Manhattan, NYCSkyline Drive Tree Canopy In FallKids on Horse Trailer - Farmville, VARoadin: Winter In Fauquier Co, VADragonfly - Amelia, VARoadin' Series: Casanova Road, VARae Playing Banjo - Wilkesboro, NCAt the WallSculpture at National Cathedral -  Washington, DCGravel Road to Pond - MassachusettsSurveying the Soybean Field - Amelia, VAMeeting On the Hill - Men Talking
Buchanan Co., VAContentment - Madison, VAPansies After RainGrand Central at Christmas - NYCFlowersSunset Through IvyRoadin' Series: Summer Storm Breaking - Culpeper, VAPride - Madison, VACorn Maze - Chesterfield, VABull Run Battlefield, Manassas, VAAt the Wall with Monument In BackgroundFinding Their Way - Chesterfield, VATrees On Hill After Snow - Manassas, VAFenceline & Barn - Bristol, TNEric Looking PensiveColumbus Circle - NYCListening Intently - Madison, VAInfrared Filter - Fall Path - Fairfax, VARising Moon - Amelia, VAAfter the Baptism - Madison, VAGrackle in SnowAntique Store - Mineral, VARoadin: Winter DuskRoadin: Vermont CountrysideFall Girl In Fieldgrass - Amelia, VAShenandoah Nat'l Park - VAJoy - Casanova, VABlue Ridge Skyline - Shenandoah Nat'l Park, VABoys On the Porch - Casanova, VALast of the Summer Tomatoes - Amelia, VASunset in the Mountains Learning to Drive - Amelia, VAGristmill - Old Sturbridge Village, MassachusettsRoadin' Series: Sunset After Storm - Orange Co., VAFall Creek - Centreville, VADaddy's Girl - Casanova, VAReflection & Leaves - Bays Mountain, TNGotcha - Amelia, VAFrozen Chair - Warrenton, VAWedding Party - The Plains, VAAcorns - Nokesville, VAVietnam War Memorial - Washington, D.C.Making Music - Wilkesboro, NCFall Path - Centreville, VAReflections - Bull Run Battlefield, VABig Brother - Amelia, VAWater Grate With Reflection - Lower Manhattan, NYCIn the Tree - Farmville, VA 2007Rowing On the Pond - Amelia, VADogwood Blossoms - Warrenton, VAGrandma Holding LocketBaby and Barncat - Farmville, VAHodge & Buddy - Raven, VARoadin' Series: Winding Road - Culpeper, VALearning to Clap - Bealeton, VAOld Car Graveyard - Amelia, VAMen On the Hill - Warrenton, VABull Run Battlefield - Manassas, VAQuiet Day on the Pond - Lake Brittle, Warrenton, VABeetles on Flowers - Nashville, TNOld Barn- VermontLindsay on the Fence - Nokesville, VASpring Blossoms - Fairfax, VAPensive Girl - Amelia, VAWalking Toward the Light - Massanutten, VATulips - Washington, D.C.Peeking Through Tomato Vines - Amelia, VABirds in the Nest - Amelia, VAFarm & Silos - Culpeper, VARoadin' Series: Silo - Massanutten, VAUrban Beautiful: Shopping Cart in Creek, Centreville, VAEric - 4th of July - The Plains, VAArlington Nat'l Cemetery- Arlington, VAHorses - Farmville, VABoys Watching Baptism - Madison, VASycamore Pod - Catlett, VACommunity of Women - Madison, VABeetle On Leaf - Skyline Drive, VABlack-Eyed Susans - Arlington, VAConey Island StandRoadin: Winter GloamingFall Moments - Amelia, VAYellowstone National ParkField After Storm - Culpeper, VA
I come from a long line of Southern Appalachian storytellers. I grew up listening to my family's stories, to the songs belted out on the lawn at family reunions or hummed over a skillet of sausage gravy as the women cooked. I always felt drawn to know what my grandparents and their parents knew; the songs, the stories, the history of it all. So maybe it was a given that I'd become a writer and photographer out of a need to tell those stories I grew up with in a way that was true to them but from my own point of view. There's still nothing I like better than to sit down with a guitar and someone who can sing high harmony and share some of those old mountain standards. But as an artist, I feel the need to reach out beyond the porch full of people who already know that culture as I do and maybe invite some newcomers to take a peek. In the end, that's all my work is: a peek into a culture whose richness and diversity and beautiful dramas are often misunderstood or misrepresented. It's a complicated thing to try and capture your culture in a poem or a photo, but it's a fine thing to try.