Artist Spotlight: Maxwell Harvey-Sampson

"I am a portrait and self-portrait artist living and working in Rochester, NY. The people I chose to photograph are the people that immediately surround me. I am interested in photographing in a way that highlights aspects of those people I find interesting, unique, note-worthy, or underrepresented. I tie myself to no particular style of photographing and find that in many cases decisions made stylistically at the time of the shoot yield the best results. I am frequently photographing members of the Queer Community as well as happenings that occur involving members of that community. I am currently in the early phases of a self-portrait project that attempts to bring light to my struggles with mental illness."