sorry for the lack of updates, it's been a crazy busy weekend. I'll be back on it tomorrow.


Mark your Calendars

May 30th is the opening for a show where you can see some of my paintings and drawings. There will be new things. The drawing above was based on a photo taken by this guy. None of the pieces in the show will be as good as this. I'll post more details as I get them. Below is an excerpt from my bio for the press release.


…..I never made a conscious decision to become an artist, it’s something I’ve always done for as long as I can remember. I take pictures and draw and paint and collage debris and objects as intuitively as possible and I’ve never specialized in anything except making the best art that I can. Real artists don’t have a choice about making art, it’s simply a matter of satisfying an insatiable urgency to create…..

…..I grew up along the east coast, and a little bit in England. I’ve spent a lot of time moving around, and still do; a good change of scenery is always refreshing. I began my academic career in the arts at The Corcoran College of Art where I received my BFA. I then attended The Savannah College of Art and Design for my MFA and I’ve been enjoying a career as a teacher and freelance photographer for the past four years as well as exhibiting my work regularly, winning awards, and lecturing; here and there. Currently I reside in Northern Virginia and when I’m not making art I’m skating or hanging out with Brenna, my Border Collie..

…..my background is in photojournalism and I take a documentary approach to everything I do with my art. I’ve always felt that my most successful work are pieces that develop as a natural extension of existing. Conceptually my work comes from a frantic need to dissect the simulacra of the present moment and to be enveloped as completely as possible in every second of every day…..any
reoccurring themes are simply a byproduct of this artistic process…..


Last night....

....we went to see Fiddler on the Roof, one of my favorite musicals of all time.
Thanks to Tim we had free front row seats.
....and I took photos.


hooray for skateboarding

Soroush's photo (above).

Yesterday was a premium day for skating. Soroush and I hit a few spots and then Scot showed up and unleashed his flip-trick-sorcery.


skate update

The other day when we were out skating Soroush said "I don't know what I would do if there was no such thing as skateboarding."
For real.

work in progress update Vol. IV

more stuff.



A few days ago I made some pictures of Behrang and Soraya. Behrang is a classically trained guitarist and it was really cool to hear some of his music.


skate update

I shot this the other day, frontside flip mini ramp radness.