Artist Statement

Lost in Pittsburgh, New Urban Class, Dreams and Wishes has been journey into the lives of young adults who have chosen to live outside of the mainstream of society in the subcultural group often referred to as the Crust Punks.

The photographs I present are from a point of view that is sympathetic to my subject’s perspective in order to gain insight as well as an understanding of youth living in this distinctive culture. I have looked to capture within my work the metaphors and themes in life that are universal to us all.

My hope is that the images will present a more compassionate view of youth coming in adulthood outside of the accepted cultural norms.

The voyage into this world for me has been one of discovery, revelation and enlightenment.