I am a Virginia-based photographer and filmmaker.

I create visual stories for publications, organizations, and individuals.

What drives my work is the desire to create meaningful stories that educate, inspire, and connect us to one another.


Posted on Oct 10, 2015

It’s always a pleasure to make videos with the passionate people at Sabot at Stony Point school:


Posted on Aug 31, 2015

John Kemper is a Richmond-based consultant who works with clients, like MomComplex:

VMFA Videos

Posted on Jul 30, 2015

I’ve been on staff at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for almost 7 months now. Here are a few of my favorite videos, a mix of projects for exhibitions, education, and marketing/promotion:

Inside out Project

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

The video I created of Freeman High School’s INSIDE OUT PROJECT has been published to INSIDE OUT’s website! Click here.

Learn more about JR on Artsy.

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Inside Out

Posted on May 13, 2015

On March 2, 2011, JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called INSIDE OUT.

Annie Ward Love, a senior at Freeman High School in Richmond, VA, helped bring INSIDE OUT to her high school cafeteria where the diverse student body often remains segregated. Students, teachers, and staff galvanized around the idea, hoping that the portraits will help everyone to truly see each other.

University of Richmond

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

This winter/spring I produced two videos for the University of Richmond–both amazing and inspiring projects!

First, Partners in the Arts (PIA) trains educators to integrate the arts into their preK-12 curriculum. PIA offers an institute ever summer to support teachers in building lesson plans and engage in collaborative practices that can be taken back into the classroom.

Secondly, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) connects UR and Richmond communities in collaborative and sustained partnerships. To celebrate the CCE’s 10th anniversary, I created a video with voices from alumni and footage of current students and projects.


Posted on Mar 25, 2015

The VMFA is now on ArtBabble, a site that “showcases high quality art-related video content from more than 50 cultural institutions from around the world.”

And my video on artist Robert Pruitt was selected for the homepage today!

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VMFA Artist Profiles

Posted on Feb 13, 2015

What drives artists? What do they struggle with, delight in, come back to time and again?

It was an honor to film and produce six short artist profiles, in which the artists themselves attempt to answer these questions.

February Photo Show

Posted on Jan 31, 2015

Come to St. Stephen’s during the month of February and see an exhibit of my photographs from the Dominican Republic.

Prints and framed images are available for sale. All proceeds donated to support this summer’s youth mission trip to the DR.


If You Approach, You Shine

Posted on Jan 23, 2015

“Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking, and if you approach, you shine in the fire.”

–Eduardo Galeano, The Book of Embraces