Sleepless Nights

The words of artist David Choe ring in my ears “You got to wok harda, you know? While you’re sleeping i’m still drawing’. I’m on tour i’m drawing. I go home, i’m drawing. I wake up in the morning I’m drawing in the mirror. I don’t have to, but I like to so, you have to try harda, you have to wok harda.” You see all kinds of cool shit when everyone else is sleeping. I myself have always loved night photography. As photographers we always remember that first picture we made that got us hooked. Most people in the …

Madness Before Method

This has been a busy month. I’ve been preparing for my shows, creating hype and worrying about nobody showing up. Most recently I have been shooting for project code name Super Ego, and am still looking for models who wish to participate (see call for models [kinda] post below). I don’t even remember the last time I took this many portraits. Currently on a break from the cool surrealist kind of stuff, but really that just means I’m itching to make some more pretty soon. Now that the weather is warming up, I will hopefully get around to making more …

This is Not Optimal

It’s amazing what boredom can turn into. Sometimes I feel like I need to get bored in order to be productive. As I was agonizing over what to post up this month, I started playing around with an image I shot this past week. Initially I started with something like this: I wasn’t really all that crazy about it, but I felt the idea was good but it just needed a little something. I looked at it again and thought to myself “that snow should be white,” and when it was, it immediately it made me feel logically better. The …

Spaceships

I have lost many hours of sleep recently due to my purchasing of Starcraft II. Because of this, my nocturnal status must have leveled up something like 10x. I was up around 4am the other night just as another gigantic fog rolled in through Boston. As I took a moment to step away from my computer, and commanding my masses of alien armies, I took a look outside and thought to myself “Holy crap! Boston looks like a giant spaceship!” Here, let me show you:

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 …

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 …

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.