"I met Tina while studying photography at Parsons. She embodies a kind of 'Alpha Female' persona I’ve always found fascinating. We bonded over an affinity for photographer, Tina Barney, and modeled our photos after a similar but more youthful style (à la Juergen Teller.) During that time, I was also photographing different facets of the 'American Dream.' Photographs from Tina’s world tie into an ongoing commentary I’m developing about the ways in which people project, approach, or lust after certain lifestyles. Ninety percent of my work is film; I shoot on a Hasselblad usually with a tripod and always synch with a direct or fill flash."