As an artist, I’ve been called a ‘cultural and ecological information synthesizer;’ a fancy way of saying that I use photography, written word, and social interaction to explore, and help us re-think the world we live in. Currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, my personal work manifests itself in visual, text-based, and audible mediums, and often through various kinds of public interventions.
Current and Past Projects
These days, much of my time is occupied by directing a project called The Final Straw, as well as writing and curating content for my very own little pocket of social innovation/exasperation, called Sociecity. In recent years, I served variously as an Art Director, Entrepreneur, and as an Arts Commissioner for the City of San Jose (USA), putting me on the front line as a direct liaison to arts organizations, championing the arts and diverse cultural communities, and helping to oversee a $10M arts budget for this city of 1 million people.
As Seen In
Work of mine has been published in various places like CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, NewScientist, San Jose Mercury News, Afterimage Journal of Media Arts, Domus, NorthernLights, JPG Magazine, CordPress (세 개의 선), 10. Magazine, Reed Magazine and Lightleak Photography Journal.
Solo and group shows over the past years have taken place in Seoul (South Korea), San Francisco (USA), and in San Jose (USA) and Yokohama (Japan), where I produced collaborative visual/music performances with WindSync (Houston) and Lelele Tres (Yokohama), respectively.
Odd as it may seem, my past life in the Silicon Valley tech scene saw me co-authoring a rather large book on Secure Wireless Networks for Elsevier Publishing, useful both as a doorstop, or a stepping stool for when your kids can’t quite reach up to the cookie jar.
The Most Delicious Museums (are Cafes)
My work is in the permanent collections of Cafe Ism and Cafe Oui in Seoul, South Korea, two of my favorite places to get coffee and cake.
Taking the time to learn from the people, places, and nature within our surroundings is probably the most important education one could find, although the official ‘cultivators’ of this thought and practice are rather nice, too. With that, I graduated from San Jose State University in 2007, after studying equal amounts of music, photography, and design, and am currently working in the Art, Space & Nature MFA program at The University of Edinburgh.
Work For Hire
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE, 2013 SCHEDULE
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA | JAN-MAR 2013
OSAKA, JAPAN | APR-SEPT 2013
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND | OCT-DEC 2013
As a professional photographer my work for hire includes natural lighting portraiture, object, architectural, and landscape genres. My experience and list of clients in this area is extensive, having carried out jobs on assignment throughout the world.
All of my professional work is done under ‘natural lighting,’ for the beautiful and true imagery it brings. Clients call on me for photography services because they appreciate the dedication, respect, and attention that I give in documenting people and places. As a result, many of my clients are professional artists, musicians, craftspeople, or more generally, people and organizations who are deeply and truly dedicated to their work.
For information on how to hire me for professional services, please use the Contact Form.