I have no formal training as an artist. Before using photography as an artistic medium, my camera was simply a tool to preserve beautiful moments indefinitely. I got my first film camera (Canon EOS Rebel G) in 1999 and my first digital SLR (Nikon D90) in 2009. The photographs on this website have been taken in India, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Italy, Spain, Morocco, England, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, and the US. I love traveling, street photography, urban exploration, and alternative fashion. I have documented several subcultures and traditional communities and photographed thousands of people in various settings. I do not have a studio or any special equipment beside my Nikon D610 and 35mm lens. I use simple post-processing techniques to edit my images.
My paintings are mainly created using acrylic, collage, and spray paint on paper, canvas, or wood. Some of them are inspired by – or a reproduction of – artwork I find online or at galleries. I love dark, surrealistic, lowbrow art as well as taxidermy and antiques.
I have displayed my photographs/paintings at the following group exhibitions:
Ruin’s Night Gallery (Monte Cristo Club, Los Angeles) – March 2009
Garden of Lost Dreams (Mi Alma Echo Gardens, Echo Park) – July 2011
Downtown Art Walk (620 S. Main St., Los Angeles) – Oct 2011
Brite People (Echoes Under Sunset, Echo Park) – Aug 2012
Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist (Gus Harper Gallery, Los Angeles) – Sept 2012
Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist (Art Share L.A.) – Nov 2013, 2014, 2016
As a model, I have collaborated with many talented photographers to create artistic images or showcase designer products. I have also done editorial and commercial print modeling which resulted in the following publications:
Gothic Beauty Magazine, Issue #32, Dec 2010
Von Gutenberg Magazine, Issue #4, Dec 2010
Carson Magazine, Issue #1, April 2011
Coco Eco Magazine, Issue #23, July 2012
HeArt Magazine, September 2013
Shots Magazine, Issue #120, Summer 2013