I grew up in Kentucky, but never really explored the eastern part of the state until I was an adult. As a graduate student in photography, I did a series on traditional Bluegrass musicians, and during the several trips I made, I grew to love the land and the people of Appalachia. These much more recent images were made when I once again traveled the hollers of eastern Kentucky, simply landing in small towns and photographing the people I met. Superman, Johnson County, Kentucky, 2014Man with Truck, Martin County, 2014Sally, Magoffin County, 2014Ruby, Perry County, Kentucky, 2014Ressa and Her Dog, Magoffin County, 2014Dead, Johnson County, Kentucky, 2014Greased Pig Race Champion, Breathitt County, Kentucky, 2014Boy at Window, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Clouds, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Hairpins, Breathitt County, Kentucky, 2014Swings, Johnson County, Kentucky, 2014Football, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Water Balloon, Perry County, Kentucky, 2014Pregnant Mother, Perry County, Kentucky, 2014County Line, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Kudzu, Jackson County, Kentucky, 2014Robbie with Flag, Perry County, Kentucky, 2014Church, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Ferris Wheel, Johnson County, Kentucky, 2014Dance Hall, Lee County, Kentucky 2014Hoodie, Magoffin County, Kentucky, 2014Community Center, Martin County, Kentucky, 2014Movie Theatre, Breathitt County, Kentucky, 2014Sheila, Magoffin County, 2014Miniature Pony, Johnson County, Kentucky, 2014Ressa, Magoffin County, 2014