Matt, David, and John, Boonville, California, 2012
       
     
Jack, San Francisco, California, 2011
       
     
Michael and Casey, Palm Springs, California, 2014
       
     
Hawk, San Jose, California, 2012
       
     
David, Boonville, California, 2012
       
     
Hawgs, San Diego, California, 2010
       
     
Ed, San Francisco, California, 2013
       
     
Greg, Portland, Oregon, 2012
       
     
Paul and Jack, Winnetka, California, 2010
       
     
David M., San Diego, California, 2015
       
     
Manouel, San Diego, California, 2015
       
     
Rich, Cathedral City, California, 2013
       
     
Tom, San Diego, California, 2010
       
     
Con, San Diego, California, 2011
       
     
Tim, Long Beach, California, 2011
       
     
Brandon and Jeff, San Francisco, California, 2016
       
     
Matt, David, and John, Boonville, California, 2012
       
     
Matt, David, and John, Boonville, California, 2012

HOME IS WHERE ONE BEGINS (2010-Ongoing) is a meditation on how men I’ve encountered through personal and online connections create spaces for themselves that are extensions of their individual or partnered identities, literally and figuratively. In what ways do these men shape the environments they create for themselves and how do these spaces, in turn, shape them? How are the idiosyncrasies of each individual embodied in their home? How does the notion of home draw out the humanity and familiarity of each of these men?

Home is where one begins draws from the aesthetics of cinematic framing and a Northern European painting tradition which focuses on the value of the quotidian and its attention to detail of every object, surface, and texture within pictorial space. Within the photographic frame, the home becomes a kind of domestic stage: each man a player in a sublime drama of the mundane.

Featured here are selections from the ongoing portrait series.

Jack, San Francisco, California, 2011
       
     
Jack, San Francisco, California, 2011
Michael and Casey, Palm Springs, California, 2014
       
     
Michael and Casey, Palm Springs, California, 2014
Hawk, San Jose, California, 2012
       
     
Hawk, San Jose, California, 2012
David, Boonville, California, 2012
       
     
David, Boonville, California, 2012
Hawgs, San Diego, California, 2010
       
     
Hawgs, San Diego, California, 2010
Ed, San Francisco, California, 2013
       
     
Ed, San Francisco, California, 2013
Greg, Portland, Oregon, 2012
       
     
Greg, Portland, Oregon, 2012
Paul and Jack, Winnetka, California, 2010
       
     
Paul and Jack, Winnetka, California, 2010
David M., San Diego, California, 2015
       
     
David M., San Diego, California, 2015
Manouel, San Diego, California, 2015
       
     
Manouel, San Diego, California, 2015
Rich, Cathedral City, California, 2013
       
     
Rich, Cathedral City, California, 2013
Tom, San Diego, California, 2010
       
     
Tom, San Diego, California, 2010
Con, San Diego, California, 2011
       
     
Con, San Diego, California, 2011
Tim, Long Beach, California, 2011
       
     
Tim, Long Beach, California, 2011
Brandon and Jeff, San Francisco, California, 2016
       
     
Brandon and Jeff, San Francisco, California, 2016