Lumin Project originated from the desire to do more with my gift of seeing what is not always readily visible. Getting a wider audience to look, see, think and feel became my most important goal. Though I am grateful to have been able to make a living through my photography, as the years pass, I possess an increasing urge to use my craft for something more profound and illuminating. The Lumin Project highlights people, places and things that are unseen or not always easy to look at, using the medium of 35mm film. Who Are You? is the flagship, ongoing project in the series. It seeks to find the individuals' true nature: a look beyond the surface in an attempt to show people at a deep soul level through authentic portraits. In a culture full of selfies so distorted by filters and lenses, we easily forget our true identity beneath the manipulated profile picture that we show the world. Who Are You? (WAY) photos are typically captured in the subject's home on 1-2 rolls of black & white film in a raw and unstaged manner. I am always seeking out subjects that feel different, special, isolated or unique and are willing to allow me to see them unfiltered. Another ongoing series Eyes of Wisdom revolves around our elderly: sadly, a population that is often invisible. Eyes of Wisdom started at Paisley House, an assisted living home in Youngstown, Ohio, and will continue throughout nursing homes across the country. Other themes covered so far in the project have included the modern-day punk rock culture at 7th Circle Music Collective in Denver CO, rural Louisiana's Courir de Mardi Gras, and even people in hospice care facing their most vulnerable and unknown moment, death. No topic is off limits, and countless projects are in the works including another ongoing series called Oh Say Can You See, in which I will travel to all 50 states documenting unique culture in each one. Please visit the "In Progress"section to follow my journey. While my projects are currently self-funded, several grant applications are pending. That being said, I am always grateful for private donations to help me create this important work. Through Lumin Project I hope to get people to look at my photos, truly see the subjects in them, think about what they are seeing and feel something for other humans. Look. See. Think. Feel. Please explore the print section of this page if you'd like to help. You can make a donation by purchasing a print from the series at different funding levels. You can see my professional work at Dog Daze Photo (where I also happily accept job inquiries) and my fine art rock & roll photos at Dog Daze Rocks . If you have a subject you would like to see illuminated, please fill out the contact form.