Finding Shelter is a new photography project of mine documenting our nation's amazing animal shelter volunteers, and the intimate bond they form with abandoned animals at shelters and rescue groups across the country. I have been photographing volunteers for the past year within California, and will be traveling coast to coast this fall to document over 150 more volunteers. This work plans to be released in a book in early 2016.
Finding Shelter is not a shelter dog project - it is a people project. It is a story about the symbiotic relationship animal shelter volunteers share with their canine and feline dependents, and the beautiful care-taking that happens between the two species. Each portrait is accompanied by a moving testimonial about why each individual gives themselves to such challenging and emotional work, telling a story that truly has not been told before.