In late May 2020, Atlanta erupted in protests, unrest and clashes between the police and demonstrators following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. As the protests morphed into calmer, more organized actions, Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendy's drive through, reigniting the tension. Photos shot on assignment for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajc.com.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is built on the site where Jesus was believed to have been crucified, buried and rose from the dead. The ancient structure houses multiple chapels administered by different Christian denominations and draws a constant stream of worshipers, pilgrims and tourists. This project is a personal exploration of this mysterious place and how people interact with it.
The Holy Land is a place people see vary differently depending on the lens they look through. By using a false color infrared process, these photos were shot using light that cannot be seen for a personal exploration of the people and places of the Holy Land. The photos hold a timeless quality that evokes the early color photo processes used during the early 1900s.