I'm a Detroit based photographer interested in digging into everyday situations and coming out with compelling stories. I love visually showcasing the world in the most objective and truthful way possible, while retaining a tinge of optimism and humor. Photography has allowed me to travel extensively: studying in Paris at Spéos Photographic Institute, photographing wind turbine technicians in Oregon for Siemens Wind Power, and spending half of 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria working with The African Artists' Foundation and LagosPhoto. I am available for hire for editorial, portrait, and reportage work.

Contact me for pricing or if you'd like to say hi.


Supported by Wonderful Machine and Found Artists

Portrait by Aaron Barton

Partial Client/Publication List

AAA Living Magazine
Ally Bank
Atlas Obscura
The Autism Alliance of Michigan
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bloc Ad Agency
Bloomberg Businessweek
Buzzfeed News
Crains Detroit
Delta Sky Magazine
Der Spiegel
Detroit Home
The Detroit Visitor's Bureau
Downtown Detroit Partnership
The Financial Times
Fortune Magazine
Freunde von Freunden
Goodwill Michigan
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
Hour Detroit
Insigniam Quarterly Magazine

K+S Salt
Leica Camera
LG Chem
Manifest Brand Agency
McLaren Hospital
Mich Magazine
Model D Media
MoGo Detroit
The New Economy Initiative
The New York Times
Norma Group
Next City
Oak Street Health
PAPER Magazine
Pew Charitable Trust
Pfizer Health
Siemens Wind Power
Shake Shack
Splinter News
Telegraph Magazine
The University of Michigan
Vice Media
Visit Detroit Magazine
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
Woman's Day


Featured Photographer, New York Times's Year in Pictures - 2021
Featured Photographer, Wall Street Journal's Year in Photos - 2019
Invited Photographer, Documenting Detroit Fellowship - 2019
Invited Photographer, Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI - 2018
Invited Photographer, Blink Portfolio Review - 2018
Winner, American Photography 34 - 2018
Subjectively Objective Mini Monograph - 2016
Obscura Land Vol. 1 - 2016
Smithsonian Instagram Takeover 6/10-6/15 — 2014
Nick Hagen, Suburbia - Solo Photo Exhibition, Detroit, MI — 2014
Where We Live - Photo Exhibition, Floating School, Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria — 2013
Detroit Through Artists' Eyes, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI — 2012
Focally Grown, Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI — 2011
Spéos Paris Photographic Institute: End of Year Exhibition, Paris, France — 2010


College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, BFA with Honors, Photography— 2011 
Spéos Photographic Institute, Paris, France, 24-Week Professional Photography Program— 2010

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