Public Art

Brilliant, engaging, fresh set of eyes – these are just my first thoughts in describing the work Sean and Peter did for the Arts & Science Council – more than photography, more than images, creative storytelling at its finest!
— Robert Bush, President, Arts & Science Council

The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man is a personal project in which Sean examines the nature of science and spirituality by exploring the ramifications of Jesus (played by Sean) returning to Earth to teach evolution to humanity. The project of named after Charles Darwin’s book of the same name, which explores the application of evolutionary theory to human evolution.

The project culminated in an outdoor exhibition of back-lit 4x6-foot transparencies in late 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

The project culminated in an outdoor exhibition of back-lit 4x6-foot transparencies in late 2015 in Charlotte, NC.



Moment Mile

In fall 2014, Sean created and organized Moment Mile, a project that brought together 138 photographers in uptown Charlotte to create the world's most unique panorama image. The project, intended to bring attention to The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, for which Sean serves on the board, took place on November 1st. At 6:15 p.m. that day, the photographers stood in predetermined spots on the mile-long stretch of Tryon Street and simultaneously clicked their shutters. Then, exactly five minutes later at 6:20 p.m., they did so once again on the opposite side of the street. Stitched together, the two resulting prints – each 100 feet long and 11 inches tall –capture a single moment of Charlotte’s urban core and acts as a historical marker of the city circa 2014.

“Participatory projects like Moment Mile are a new avenue that involve the Charlotte community in what we are doing at The Light Factory, and more broadly involve others in the art of film and photography,” said Busher in one of many articles on the project in The Charlotte Observer.

Moment Mile was on view at the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte for over two months in 2014/15. The project was generously supported by the Arts & Science Council, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Wells Fargo. 

138 photographers on Tryon Street looking EAST:

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138 photographers on Tryon Street looking WEST:

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Exhibition at Mint Museum Uptown

Photo by Scott Queen/Mint Museum

Photo by Scott Queen/Mint Museum

The Moment Mile making-of video:



Arts & Science Council - Imagine 2025

The Arts & Science Council and Kelso Communications commissioned our team to create three images to represent the future of arts, science and history. We are honored to be the creators in charge of envisioning this future! See how it all came together in the behind-the-scenes video below.

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Behind-the-Scenes of the ASC : Imagine 2025 project:



City Block Project

The City Block Project is an annual photo contest, created and administered by Sean through The Light Factory, that takes place over a 24-hour period on a different city block of Charlotte each year. Photographers descend on the block during the set time to document it in every way imaginable - the people, the architecture, the food, the action, and everything in-between.  Best of all, the winners are picked by a jury of their peers - for each submission a participant makes they get two votes towards determining the winner, which can be used for any entry except his/her own.  

The purpose of the project is provide a platform for participants to learn the craft of photography together, to create a historical record of Charlotte as it continues to grow, and to just have fun.  The winning entries have been featured in Charlotte Magazine, displayed on the EpiCentre video boards, announced at a Charlotte Knights' game, displayed on the video boards facing Bearden Park, as well as seen in gallery shows at Gallery Twenty-Two, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and at The Light Factory.


The Winners:

2014 - BB&T Ballpark:

2013 - Plaza Midwood

2012 - NC Music Factory

2011 - NASCAR Hall of Fame

2010 - EpiCentre


Find Your Center

The Find Your Center project won many awards, including gold Addy Awards at both the local and regional levels, plus Best In Show - Excellence In Art Direction accolades at both competitions! The project, which was created to showcase all aspects of uptown living (arts, nightlife, restaurants, retail, sports, and residential) for Center City Partners, was featured on billboards and wall murals with Sean’s signature throughout the Charlotte region for years, as well as an online campaign, and a grand reveal that showcased the work across the entire grand ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center. The project required photographing 90+ models, six locations and a lot of props that all had to be merged together to make the one seamless image.

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