March 31, 2008

What is Art, to you?

Music | Toxic by Yael Naim

Insightful view on art...

March 16, 2008

2 Portraits...

Music | I Had a Dream by Joss Stone

Lighting is everything. It sets the mood, tone and even the tempo at which a viewer will look at a photo. Shadows are where the meaning of life lies. With just the movement of one light source and a few reflectors, these 2 photos originated out of ordinary headshots.

I'd much rather sit in an old small jazz club thats a bit smoky and worn with creaky tables and chairs, where the visitors come because they really want to hear the music. The room is dark, except the spot light on the stage and the sound is truth.

March 15, 2008


Music | I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay

I got a commission to do a head shot for an author who is having a book published in the near future. I was happy to hear he went against his publisher's advice to, "Just have your wife take a picture". It isn't that she would do a bad job, but when a business (A Publisher) takes photography so lightly, I get concerned. Frankly, I would not think so highly of a business that takes photography so lightly, but it seems to be the trend.

I'm thinking we are living in the era of, Good Enough... Lets not take the time to put out the best we can, but just make it Good Enough and put it out there as soon as possible. One would think that within the speed and accuracy of the digital age, we would be able to create some of our greatest work in a relatively shorter amount of time. But in this age, we will never be fast enough.

March 14, 2008

Putting a Reality into the Present...

Music | Autumn in New York by Kenny Dorham

March 07, 2008

The Show...

Music | Moon Boat by 上々颱風

The turn out for First Thursday for March was absolutely fantastic. By 6 p.m., there was a steady stream of people coming in to see all the great art until closing at 9 p.m. Between talking to friends, art enthusiasts, other artists and new friends, the experience was inspiring. I was offered again to show in April and May. If I can make it, I'll show on both occasions, but May for sure! This experience is addicting... Dare I say, I'm looking forward to my first sale!

'I fell in love with a female assassin

Music | O Amor Em Paz, by Ryuichi Sakamoto

WOW, what a story!

'I fell in love with a female assassin' - Americas, World -

March 04, 2008

Group Show...

Music | Aka Tonbo by Aiko Shimada & Elizabeth Falconer

I was asked last minute to be apart of a group exhibition of various artists in the Pearl District at the Albina Community Bank of Portland. I'm not sure how many artists were invited, but I am excited to be in my 3rd group show.

Apprehensive, I stepped off today to hang my photographs. The tension of arranging, hammering that nail to the wall, hanging the frame always stirs up my essence. The anticipation of climbing off the step ladder and walking away to view my work from the perspective of a viewer is frightening. But today, the Photo Gods were with me and although seeing my photographs in a foreign setting was unnerving, together they felt like they belonged. My deep sigh of relief lasted only as long as a woman stepped in front of my images and stared. She didn't move for a good 45 seconds. I stood a good 10 yards away wondering what the hell she was thinking, her head moving up and down from one image to the next, arms folded... This is merely hanging day... I laugh as the thought of the opening is a mere 2 days away.

Here are the images that will be displayed for the month of March...

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