My name is Hope.
There’s something in a name. I suppose if I were to summarize
my style, it would be finding hope in the lives, the eyes, and the
way of being in my subjects.
I shoot reportage. (Well, and at times, dogs, birds, and goats.)
But I shoot people as they are. I see them as they show up:
unrehearsed, human, and very much like me… every one of them.
I suppose my gift is that I can see myself in others, striving to tell
my own story by telling theirs. I write titles and captions for many
of the portraits I take because I seek understanding. The word,
whether written or spoken, helps define why I shoot what I shoot.
So I hope you don’t mind a little prose or poetry, or the
occasional aureate alliterative allocution. But I guarantee that
if you come to me—to shoot whatever project—I will always
aim to find the authentic soul of those whom I photograph, and
to tell their stories—or your story—honestly.
Tucker and Me, 2018
500 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012