"VIRTUAL" ART?

May 20, 2020  •  5 Comments
IS VIRTUAL ART THE FUTURE WE WANT? I'm publishing this recent excerpt from my photography journal to initiate a conversation about online "galleries" and art sales during these rapidly evolving times. Your thoughts and ideas are welcome, either below or in the social media posts linked to this page. NOTE: The panel discussion Experiencing Art:...
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DEAR DIARY...

May 05, 2020  •  3 Comments
ON JOURNALING Few of you know that I've been keeping a photography journal since 2009 – in longhand no less! I'm also reading photographer Edward Weston's famous "Daybooks" from the 1920's and 30's. I believe many of us today – particularly artists – could benefit from keeping a journal, so I've decided to transcribe my entry from last night for...
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420 x 420

April 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hope y'all are well! Please join us this Monday for a Zen Psychosis event broadcast LIVE!* from Chungking Studio on 4/20 at 4:20 PST. Writer Shana Nys Dambrot and I are cooking up some good sh#t for your viewing pleasure. Definitely MUST SEE TV! 😉 *Live streaming at Instagram @shananys or Facebook Chungking Studio. Man with (not so) Empty Bi...
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IN THE FLOW ⽔

February 20, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
A friend once said that an artist needs to stay in the flow. Well right now, it's all about the pinhole! Zen Psychosis, my book collaboration with art critic Shana Nys Dambrot sold out in a flash, with a new shipment of the first edition hardback just arriving yesterday. There's an ARTIST TALK at Chungking Studio February 29, 7pm, followed by a boo...
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ZEN PSYCHOSIS LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY!

January 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The novella Zen Psychosis launches this Saturday, January 25 at 6pm with a reading at A. G. Geiger Fine Art Books in Los Angeles Chinatown. Next we'll move down the block for food and drinks at Chungking Studio, with new pinhole photographs from the book on view until 10:30pm. Come early, come late, be zen! The hardcover first edition will be avail...
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A BOOK, A SHOW, ANTARCTICA!

January 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Mark your calendars! You are cordially invited to the Zen Psychosis launch on Saturday, January 25. Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot's debut novella arrives in a gorgeous hardback 1st edition from Griffith Moon Publishing with 33 pinhole photographs by yours truly. Festivities begin with a reading at A.G.Geiger Fine Art Books in L.A. Chinatown at 6p...
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ME TALK PRETTY

September 25, 2019  •  1 Comment
Mark your calendars! I'm honored to address Photo Friends at the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 16, 12:15pm (630 West 5th St – Meeting Room A: Ground Floor Near 5th St Entrance). Previous Photographer's Eye speakers include personal favorites John Humble, Julius Shulman, Douglas McCulloh, and Nick Ut. My 40-minute tal...
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KA-BOOM!!

July 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Early fireworks last Sunday at the Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards. I was honored to receive two first place trophies for Feature Photo and Photo Essay, placing 2nd for Photojournalist of the Year. My High & Dry partner Christopher Langley placed 3rd for Environmental Reporting, all for work on KCET's Artbound. Highl...
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WAIT, WHAT!?

June 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
The next couple of weeks are kinda crazy, so buckle up my friends, and let’s get started! Summer is off to a colorful start this Saturday with the Los Angeles Art Association’s always-entertaining Out There exhibition celebrating West Hollywood Pride Month at Gallery 825. Juried by Cliff Benjamin of Western Project, the show opens June 22, 6-9pm...
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IT'S BEEN A MINUTE

May 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
…so let's get to it! The Los Angeles Press Club just announced their SoCal Journalism Award finalists. I'm proud to represent KCET's Artbound / High & Dry for Best Feature Photo, Photo Essay (News/Feature), and Photo Essay (Culture/Entertainment). I am also up for SoCal Photojournalist of the Year. Yes, I’m currently the LA Press Club’s National...
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ALL SYSTEMS GO

March 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Paradox California is garnering rave reviews! Much gratitude to Genie Davis for her gorgeous piece in Riot Material, Two Artists, One State of Mind. The stunning exhibit with Chelsea Dean is at Launch LA: 170 S. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood (gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 1-5pm). Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot will moderate an artist talk on the FINA...
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READY TO LAUNCH!

February 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Mark your calendars – twice! Paradox California opens at Launch LA, Saturday, February 23, 6-9pm. The two-person show pairs my work with talented mixed-media artist Chelsea Dean, exploring the contradiction between promise and actuality in the “Golden State.” Paradox California runs thru March 23. Top: Osceola Refetoff, Remains of the Fr...
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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

January 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
With a name like mine, you gotta love it when the awards MC has to pause for a moment before announcing the winner. I had the honor to hear my name mispronounced not once, but twice at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards, for Best Photo Series and Photojournalist of the Year. The commendations follow this summer’s Writer of the Year and Best Photo S...
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GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

November 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This month brings much gratitude, particularly for the vibrant arts and journalism communities thriving in Los Angeles today. This summer, I was the recipient of the Outdoor Writer’s Association of California’s Writer of the Year award. And today, I am one of two finalists for the Los Angeles Press Club’s Photographer of the Year honor, with additi...
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SEASON OF THE BOOK

October 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Fall begins with two exhibitions in Los Angeles: OUT and ABOUT at Rebecca Molayem Gallery on Fairfax, and Out in the Street, curated by Juri Koll at MuzeuMM. Each show features six of my photographs, on view thru October 20 and October 22, respectively. Currently on view: OUT and ABOUT and Out in the Streets...
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