Friday, March 30, 2007

My Theme (because I can't spell Shtick)

When I met Peter Rad and showed him the first photos in my portfolio, they ran the gamut as far as the type of pictures I took. I didn't have a cohesive style or theme. Being that he is a professor at my top choice graduate school (SVA), I sought his advice. He told me that I should develop something that ties all the photos together in my portfolio as well as make a statement. Illustrate a point of view through the pictures that I want to express to the viewer. I think I've figured it out, at least from the pictures I've taken so far. I use light as a character in my photographs, as the theme. The energy of the picture is a dialogue between the person/object and the lights/color. Their interaction is what makes the picture special. For example,

Monday, March 26, 2007

We made it, baby.

While I have not seen it with my own eyes...
A friend of mine in Houston left me a message saying we were in the Chronicle for our Street Style.

hehehe. I think this is neat-o.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

I'm in the NY Times!

Kind of...

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Can you spot me? The photographer, Peter Rad, stayed at the Belmont and convinced whoever was sponsoring the article (a pictorial on the hip new spots in Dallas) to run a photo of the hotel lobby (using a couple of my co-workers and myself in the background). Exciting!

Also, I was exposed to one of the coolest fucking artists and some of the most amazing work I've ever seen last night at a random "game night" (friend of Gabby's). His name is Andy Goldsworthy and it is so incredible. He is essentially a "nature artist", patiently building elaborate structures made out of rocks, wood, leaves, ICE, and put together in the most intricate way, with the shapes and colors painstakingly melded together. I'm enthralled. Check it.

He even lays down on the ground for the duration of a rain or snowstorm to get this effect:

Some incredible favorites:

For more, he's got a DVD and several books which chronicle his work. Fucking insane. He's a mad genius and I love it. Cheers.


Saturday, March 24, 2007


So, I'm going to run a marathon in December. And maybe be a band manager for Raleigh. Probably not the manager part unless I sprout wings and bear pigs. What? Nothing.

But seriously, I've spoken to more than one person about moving to New York or LA to pursue photography school. Even talked to Josh about it if the band doesn't work out. I would love it. I think it's even in my blood to be there. My patriarch doesn't seem to agree.

He's just hesitant to let me go too far away. He'd miss me. I'd miss him. But I don't think that's reason enough not to do it. Bueller?

Popsicle. I don't really have much to say other than I'm going to miss Emily when she leaves me for a whole goddamn year. There she is, flying from the nest.

Way to go, abandoner. Way to go.


Friday, March 23, 2007


So, listening to Ben Kweller at work today. To begin, this will be a record of progress on my life. Also, this will track the progression of Emily's and my dreams. Namely, our success in moving to New York and starting our business ventures. Also, my intention to go to graduate school in photography. I will chronicle all the shit that will be. Life, as it were. Music, art, relationships (maybe), and any tidbits or anecdotes that seem significant enough to mention. Though this is a dichotomous blog (Emily is the other half of this operation), she has her own personal blog that she will write about her adventures in South Korea. Also, more about our tryst in Buffalo and Austin for SXSW. Complete with photos. So stay tuned for that at:

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