Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Long Beach Center Art Show

I'm very lucky to be able to participate in this Art Show, I urge you to come check it out. I'm showing highlights from two bodies of work, including new images from my current project "Folklore"

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"Folklore" Exhibition and Reception

Last month when I participated in the DTLA art walk this older black woman came into the gallery, said some nice things to me, took a card and then she emailed me yesterday repeating a lil of what she had said in the gallery. She said our gallery was the last she went into, mostly because we were at the end of the strip, but beforehand she had went into a few other galleries where she saw photos of black homeless people, black gangbangers and black drug addicts. She said she didn’t know if the photos were real or staged. She said our gallery; my art show was the only space she had seen that black was being portrayed as beautiful. She was very appreciative.

I would like to file this as an example of sometimes art has to be pretty. In a contemporary art world sometimes beauty is the underdog.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Folklore Images

I had wanted to give each model a post of their own with varions from the shoot but due to time limits those will have to come later.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

April’s Vanguard Newsletter

I photographed the cover and feature story of April’s Vanguard Newsletter, the newsletter is produced by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, it’s free and you can sign up here http://bit.ly/11SNJ3G. Please show your support by  signing up. 

Word of Mouth got me this gig, one awesome person said I know this kid in Long Beach and he does this kind of work, which is amazing because besides social media I don’t have other means of advertising.  They requested the famous MDNA effect for their cover and feature story. Which is the door in my bathroom, translating I got paid to shoot a magazine cover in my restroom, how cool is that. Over all this has been an awesome collaboration.