is graduating and we we able to steal an hour or two out of her busy finals schedule to grab a few photos. She was my former boss and now I’m glad to call her my current friend. I’m just one of a long list of people who are proud and excited for her.
My friend Kenny just exhibited his excellent series “Ballantine,” inspired by Franz Kline and the phenomenon of outdoor light on highway architecture. To me, the nature of the paintings seemed to shift as I moved in relation to them, going from hazy and smooth to abstract fragmentations with visceral texture. Kenny paints in a range of styles, writes and performs his own music, and...
The Depth of the Visible
Menswear is often much more than just clothes to those participating in its fascinating ebb and flow. When my friend Thandazo asked me to do this shoot, I came away with more than just “fashion pictures,” receiving a primer on the menswear and style universe that I’m quite removed from. He shared his perspective on blog culture, style philosophy, and vulnerability, and if you...
Chelsea in the studio - preview
The Nature of People & Things
I had the pleasure of documenting my friend Chelsea Alling’s thesis gallery exhibition, The Nature of People & Things this past winter. She drew these images of her family and friends without looking down at the page, keeping her eyes on the subject. The opening felt like a party: a celebration of the relationships that were a primary source of the show’s inspiration. ...
Senior Thesis Exhibitions have started again this semester and despite the cold, the creative buds of countless laboring months are in flower. I had the privilege of documenting the work of my friend, the very talented Alex Cambell, who exhibited with two other friends in a beautiful, bizarre, and masterfully cohesive group show called Arcadia. Here are a few shots from the show. ...
Some of my friends who share a house in NoHo. Fun fact: This was partially commissioned on account of my not having enough funds to renew my flickr account in a rough spot this summer, so these photos are viewable here due to this shoot. So meta.
The Last Bookstore
I went to explore this dreamlike bookstore in Los Angeles last night. The first floor is great, and the second is overwhelming. I’m not going to be good at describing it, but it’s basically an optical illusory labyrinth of books that cannot be covered in a single visit. Here’s a few shots of the place that I took to enter in their photo contest:
Wedding: Andy & Emily
A modest and actual premiere
Here’s a short bit about tiny fears: Four months ago, some friends and I completed the opening of my senior photo thesis, “The Margin Legends.” Due to various complications, we had no gallery space up until the last week before our scheduled and publicized opening date, with no budget for installation. We ended up finding a building in the film department that would allow for...