"I'm from Eugene, Oregon but I've lived in Florida for over 5 years now. Eventually I hope to go back to Oregon. I have a degree in photography from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies (the entire reason I had moved to Florida was to attend that program)."
"No Shelter Here are portraits of dogs in the animal shelter environment with text stating the reason they were abandoned by their owners. The text came from various sources, their intake paperwork, what the owners told the people at the shelter when dropping them off, and a few are a list from shelter workers of ridiculous justifications people have given them I found online. I wanted things from across the board, not just significant to that particular shelter but to our culture."
"I think it started as an emotional outlet for me because I have been volunteering at shelters on and off since I was a teenager, but the experience is very draining. I continued the project because their story needs to be told. People need to understand the reality of what they are doing when they abandoned their pets and the general population needs to see that these dogs are not broken or inadequate just because someone else didn’t want them. That the dog was scared, confused, and most likely put to death. That I don’t care how inconvenient they became- when you take a dog in it is for life, not just as long as the dog is convenient or fun."
"Be careful what you teach your children when you abandon a family member who has grown inconvient to keep, because ultimately you are teaching them how to treat you in your old age."