Side Projects

Flower Portraits

Maybe it is what we try
to give each other.

The hands full of flowers.
The best parts of ourselves.
So that we might be taken in
and make you smile
As we are held with care.

Maybe it hurts.

Maybe it is beautiful,
but wilts away.

Then we return to the fields
of clover and honey and fireweed
before the autumn sets
And we try again.

Running back to our homes
with another gift torn
from the meadow
Of our selves.
Side Projects

The People's Health (Hiatus)

China is a country of haves and have-nots. In the city, people have access to good health care in good facilities, but in the rural countryside, people have to scrape together what they can to pay-as-you-go for the most basic of services or, at times, lack-luster hospital care. Many times, rural Chinese provide their own healthcare through traditional Chinese Medicine and family inherited methods of care.

This is an ongoing photojournalistic meditation on the state of health in the rural and suburban communities of China. The state of healthcare in China’s hospitals, clinics, traditional Chinese Medicine shops, shaman’s tents, etc., is reflected in society, in homes, on Chinese streets and on the faces of those looking for care. In the second largest economic power, who are the faces of rural China’s ever changing health care landscape?

This project is currently on hiatus.
Side Projects

Skin: Magnum Workshop, Antoine D'Agata

In the spring of 2014 I took a photography workshop with Antoine D'Agata and it was one of the most difficult things I have ever experience. Though I do not love the images, they are a testament to a lesson learned and a step made in my photographic career.
Side Projects

On the Road - Ongoing

An ever developing cache of images from my time on the road.

Clary Estes

Clary Estes is a documentary photographer and writer from Central Kentucky who works internationally.
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