Posted on July 18, 2014
I am privileged to announce that I am now part of the Verge Gallery group. I along with 6 other photographers, Jamie Johnson, Rico Mandel, Claire Mallet, Susan Swihart, Sarah Hadley and Tami Bahat.
I came to be part of this group through yourdailyphotograph.com. Shana Nys Dambrot (a well known Los Angeles art writer, and friend of mine) was curating a month for the site. When I found that out, I contacted her and asked if I could get in. She said she was all booked up but if there was a cancellation then I was in. A few days later she messaged me and said Henry Rollins (awesome!) cancelled. I gladly took Henry’s place and consequently sold some work!
I saw that the Verge Group was looking for a new member, I applied, Daniel accepted me and now here we are.
I had my first small show with them a few weeks ago, not an official show but an affordable prints show, where everyone had five 6″ x 9″ prints signed, but not in an edition, I sold some at this show as well! I used the same print that was my yourdailyphotograph.com shot titled “Fogtown”
This was an image I shot while I was still living in Venice. Sometimes the fog will roll in very thick, so one late night it did. I went down to Windward, got down on the ground, as I had no tripod, and made the shot you see here.
So this Sat. night the 19th of July from 7-9 pm I am having my first official opening at the gallery. I have 5 new works continuing on in the Venice Beach theme as I feel that is what got me started here, so why not pay homage to that?
I am looking forward to showing a lot of the work I have shot and it will be a great place to do it. Now I will always have a chance to show something new.
Hope to see everyone there!
Posted on March 12, 2014
Welcome to my website! My website has existed in various states before this, but this is finally a site that I can update and keep current as I am under control.
I have always been a multi-media artist. Painting, Photography, Music, Video, Prose and whatever else spirit moves me. I feel art is being open to the creative muse and I welcome whatever ideas I have into creation.
My mission with photography is to search for all the special moments and perfect light that I can get my lens in the way of. I find that the natural world often does all the work for you, it is just up to me to find a unique perspective. California has been of particular inspiration to me, there are just so many wonderful and unique land features here. I am inspired by Ansel Adams and his use of the “golden hour” to get striking images. I work in color primarily although I am also open to experimentation with external light sources. My work has been getting attention lately through a few galleries and designers and I look forward to going further with my career.
I have always found art to almost be a religious experience and that is what I have tried to convey in my work. A “sublimely religious connotation” is what I hope the viewer experiences both through my stained glass style paintings and through my photography which celebrates the beauty of our natural world. My latest series of paintings are based on some of the ideas of Andy Goldsworthy brought into permanence on wood panel. My latest photo series celebrates the surreal beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, where you feel less attached to the earth than you do space.