Neil Maclean
"My aim is to shoot people and landscapes as they are, trying to bring an element of truth to light that say something about the artist and society as a whole. It's to find beauty in that which others have overlooked."

A native of Rhode Island, Neil MacLean moved to the Washington DC area in 1996 to pursue a degree in Sociology at the University of Maryland. A self-taught photographer, he began shooting in 2001 on his honeymoon, spurred by a desire to document his life on film. In addition to documentary photography, he moved into portraiture beginning with shooting family and friends, including local hip-hop artists. More recently, he has traveled the world documenting local cultures and attempting to capture present and past in an ever-developing world.