Sunday, January 31, 2010


I've wanted to shoot stills of my friend Alan's old 8mm footage for a while now. Lining the camera up and fine tuning his shitty projector was a huge pain in the ass but we made it through a few reels and managed to get some pretty good stuff.

Alan in Spain. He would wander around all day while me and Luis were working.

There's a lot of skate footage. I really like this still of me pushing,

and this one too.

He even managed to capture the gnarliest shinner I ever got.. almost blacked out from this was 95 degrees and I got cut down to the bone.

I was always the one shooting the hangout snaps so its really hard to find any pictures of me from that time period. Maybe for the best..constantly furrowed brows and some goofy hair.


On a more somber note...there's tons of WTC imagery. The twin towers were such a dominant force in the skyline and they worked their way into a lot of me and Alan's snapshots as teens. View from Greenpoint, Brooklyn in '99.

Then there's the pretty amazing/scary/lonely footage Alan shot on 9/11. It took him 5 hours to get over to all of us in Brooklyn from Jersey. He filmed a lot of the trip and this amazing shot is from a 2 second clip looking south from Canal St. into the dust cloud.

Wizard Stick

I went to Esao's house last week to help him shoot a big painting.
Soybean was busy being awesome..

..and at Alan's house yesterday I found this photo at that Esao took 5 years ago.


Some friends of mine got in on some $200 a month studios in an abandoned Catholic school 5 minutes from the Graham Ave L train. They're super bright and's a crap photo showing half of Ben's studio..

..and this is in a neighborhood where 1 bedrooms can cost $2000 a month.

Ben making room for his movable wall by tearing down the lights.

Creepy bathroom



Some of the classrooms are still intact.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Inside a heavily modified Corvette

A group of greasers in Tokyo

Monday, January 25, 2010

the curving hip, the soothing shade v 1.0

I started this blog as a slightly less personal continuation of journals I kept when I was around 20 years old. I'm a little burnt out working on photos and the weather is shitty today so I decided to post a couple pages from the first book.. the size is 8 1/2 x 11 inches and its around 180 pages long. I started in Oct '99 and finished in March of '01

Here's the cover

That dude slays me every time!.. I remember finding the photo on Houston street and knowing exactly where I was gonna put it.

Here's the second book. This has about 60 pages and was finished by the end of 2001. Photo is from an English lad mag called Loaded. I don't know if its still around.. they had the best captions.

Here's the third one

There's a bunch of little contact sheet cutout pages.. Here's two examples.

I used to write real small so nobody but me could read it. There's a couple of labor intensive pencil drawings too. The thug dude was copied from an old issue of Dutch magazine. I screwed up drawing the blunt and got bummed.

Some pages were more complicated than others. Here's a simple one with a photo I really like.


There was lots of fiddling around with contacts, drawings, and color copies. I have a friend (who shall remain nameless) that basically let me have free reign over his offices' xerox room after closing.

My Dads old driving licence collection from Africa.

Some colorful porn on the left and a simple drawing on the right.

I remember spending a lot of money and time finding a specific brand of rub on letters. Lots of vellum was used too..

I used to visit my dad's office and take photos. Ignore any dumb rants..


Some pages were sloppier than others.

I couldn't get a clean shot of this page because the book doesn't lay flat. If you move your eyes to one side, then quickly to the other as the scanner moves, you can look googly- eyed like this.

Color copies became the foundation layers towards the end of the book. On the left is a map of LA and on the right is my passport stamp.

Rub on letters

I like this foggy bathroom photo

I learned a lot making this book.

Odds and ends

This photo has been sitting on the desktop for months. The sky completely changes every 5 minutes during the summer in Ireland. This was a crappy scan.

Speaking of crappy..I think I need to change my lab cause I got streaks galore on my last batch of film. I double checked and its not the scanner. I gave up working on the streaky sky in this photo below but I'm stoked on the strobe timing.

Hopefully in a few days I'll finish the hospital photos and get em up on the website.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


A disappointing run



Out at the Great Salt Lake. I used to ride my bike from the city out to the lake during the summer of '05. This was taken on my last ride before moving to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dreary depth

This was shot over Buffalo I think...this time last week.

While waiting for my blood test I saw this mirror..

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shotgun, Splash

Esao shotgunning a beer in North Carolina motel room. Reworked as a black and white cause I always hated the dead color in this photo.


I totally forgot about this. First time to Blackrock during a British Elle job with Luis.

Stylist getting splashed..

Both from the summer of '06