I Just Made This

Today, we were suppose to have a gigantic hurricane rip through Boston/the east coast in a “Godzilla vs. Cardboard Box” style match up. Instead, what we got was more like “Little Foot” which also turned out to be a lie (I have in recent days been informed that the brontosaurus never actually existed, thereby ruining many of my fond childhood memories. Thanks friends). What we did get however, was this ridiculously dense but cool looking fog. Here’s a picture from my window. I seem to be accumulating more of these kind of pictures now, as I keep coming back to …

World of One

I guess you know you’ve made something cool when you want to share it with all your friends. I have been taking a rather long and lazy break from actually shooting work since about the beginning of this summer. Instead I have focused most of my time on making paper cranes for my senzaburu project (where I’m trying to make 1000 paper cranes so I can get my wish!) and trying to find a goddamn day job (this would be my wish). The big problem with this project has been, quite simply, it’s really un-fun. Every so often I will …

Treasure Hunting

I found this picture hidden away on my computer one afternoon while I was sorting through my old work to add to my portfolio. Sometimes I just make a picture, work on it until I’m happy with it, and then stash it away somewhere and forget about it only to rediscovered it at a later date. I call this treasure hunting. This would be a good example of such a photo. I love this picture, which often baffles me because I don’t think it’s even any good. I think the subject matter is boring, and it doesn’t really say anything …

Concert Fail

Since graduating from art school a year ago this month, I have found myself completely unprepared for post graduate world. I have spent much of this past year bouncing from job to job while trying to scrap together some time and money to make more work/figure out this crazy photo business thing. I realize now that I have been going about this the wrong way, and that I should have just jumped first and asked questions later. In leaving the comforts of school, I had forgotten the most important lesson my professors had ever taught me: the road to success …

Chicken and Beer 2010

This year’s Chicken and Beer (a bboy jam with all you can eat chicken + all you can drink beer) was this past weekend in New York city. While I felt that this year’s jam was a significant improvement over last year in terms of the logistics (bigger venue, better beer, more efficient beer distribution system). I have been told by many of the vets of the jam that the magic from the previous years seems to be gone now that people know about it. Although there were no random international bboys that showed up this year, I still had …

Ghost Hunting

I have started photographing for a new online music magazine called Foundwaves which covers the local music scene in Boston. I have been looking at the work of a number of Japanese photographers recently like Daido Moryiama, Ken Kitano, and Osamu Kanemura all of which will be exhibited at this year’s New York Photo Festival happening in a few weeks. One thing I have noticed about the style of the Japanese photographers is that their photographs tend to have more democratic compositions, and have this feeling of vastness that is absent from western photography. I find much of western photography …

BBoy Project

This is my friend Josh, don’t let the corporate getup/friendly demeanor fool you. Josh can be pretty vicious… …on the dance floor.

PAX East 2010

PAX was described to me as the largest video game convention in the U.S. second only to E3 (which is much more of an industry party and has a finer corporate edge to it). I love, love, love nerd culture. I grew up on video games, and have many fond memories watching my brother play Zelda 2: A Link to the Past and fail miserably at beating it (totally not made for 8-12 year olds). PAX was a great experience for me and a total nerd heaven where nerds from all around could come and feel a sense of camaraderie. …

Rolling with Heat

This is my friend Ivan, aka Heat Rock, or just Heat. I have known this guy for years and years now and just a few weeks ago I finally found out his real name. Such is a typical story among bboys, we communicate through our shared common interest for the dance yet seldom connect beyond it. I have found that many bboys prefer not to talk about real life with each other, instead we all find solace in the act of dancing, I’m sure each bboy dances for their own reason. I have had this idea to make work on …

Sequence

This set of images were inspired by the work of David Hillard, and comic books. I think it’s ironic that although I began practicing photography in a different city, I still feel relate more to the photographers from my city, Boston. I have been trying out different approaches to making work recently and started to make these triptychs. I feel like I am beginning to change my work and approach to art making drastically, and it’s starting to feel exciting to me again.