I'm pleased to share that several of my collages have been featured in the 18th issue of the ASU Literary Magazine "Superstition Review" with an array of talented artists and writers including fellow collage artist Vakseen. This is such a treat! Special thanks is due to Cody Wade for sharing this opportunity with me.
UPDATE: Several months back I photographed the talented and kindhearted singer/songwriter Kathy Black. I'm so pleased to see the album artwork in its final form!
From 01/31/15: The best work, in my mind, is improvisational and spontaneous. While there is plenty of planning, scouting, lighting, makeup, and post work that typically goes into creating quality images, there is special magic that only happens with open-minded and communicative subjects willing to collaborate and get creative. Musician Kathy Black is one such adventurous soul. Spending a day making pictures for her forthcoming record was a true pleasure. Here are a few shots from our time in Echo Park:
Because it bears repeating, every now and again I take photos for an art/music/culture magazine called Amadeus. I happily photograph creatives across Los Angeles while chatting with them about art, duh! So, I figured I would share some shots from my recent visit with the multi-talented and self-taught LA-native Gianni Arone. You'll have to pick up the next copy of Amadeus Mag this summer to get the full scoop on this inspirational young painter. For now, here are some snaps to get you going...
Sometimes I take photos for this kick ass art/music/culture magazine called Amadeus. This happens to be one of my favorite things. I get to meet passionate and interesting artists who talk to me about what they love doing most and I get to take their pictures. Sure doesn't suck...
These are a few images from my time spent with the inspiring LA newcomer (Salt-Lake City transplant) Teresa Flowers. You can read the full interview with Teresa and see more pictures of her work at: http://amadeusmag.com/blog/teresa-flowers-a-multidimensional-approach/
Creating with friends is one of the greatest joys I know. Particularly when I get to spend an afternoon in the hills of Griffith Park drawing angel wings and taking photos with an unusually clear view of Downtown LA.