As the year turned from 2011 to the infamous 2012, I had just moved from Chicago, my hometown, to New Orleans. This move represented so much more than just a new city. After a five year hiatus from working as a photographer, I saw this as the time to dive back into it, sink or swim. The work I’ve done in New Orleans is representative of where I have taken my visual communication since leaving the newspaper industry in 2007. Music unites the community in a powerful way. I believe that message is deeply important in an age of societal turmoil and decay.
Since transplanting to the South, I have started working with local and national media and have a number of exciting projects underway. I launched a new portfolio site (rhrphoto.com), a wedding photography business (rhrwedding.com) to support the effort. I am also presently editing my first solo gallery show opening February 2 at Scott Edwards Gallery (scottedwardsgallery.com) in New Orleans. While there is still more to learn and even more to do and see, I am excited about the possibilities 2013 and beyond hold as I explore my place within the community as a visual communicator.