My Backstory (in short)
I had my identity stolen in 2011 by a woman named Erin Hart. As an artist my response to this crime was to find, follow, and photograph this woman as a way to get to know her. I made an art book and traveling exhibition about the experience called Dear Erin Hart, which was published by San Francisco Camerawork in 2015. I worked closely with private investigators for this project as well as No Trespassing where I found, followed, and photographed my estranged father. I became fascinated with how closely related the power dynamics are of photography, private investigation, and investigative journalism. For more about me and my work, listen to Episode 556: Act III of This American Life from May 2015 (19 minutes long).
In early 2016, I embarked upon a mission to learn the tools of the trade of private investigation first hand and apply for my actual private investigator’s license, which requires 6,000 hours of investigative work. I unlocked this achievement two years later in January 2018. I am now focusing on building my small business as a private investigator while documenting it through photography, video, and am in the process of developing a podcast. I exhibit my artwork internationally, travel regularly for guest speaking engagements and give immersive, interactive performances at a variety of different venues. Contact me directly for booking info.
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