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Zero 7 – Destiny Uncategorized

I lie awake I’ve gone to ground I’m watching porn In my hotel dressing gown Now I dream of you But I still believe There’s only enough for one in this lonely hotel suite The journey’s long And it feels so bad I’m thinking back to the last day we … Read More

Teju Cole Photography quote Uncategorized

Love this summation quote from Teju Cole, “Photography can remember for us what we didn’t think or were not able to remember for ourselves. I was in New York on Funch’s productive day, but I wasn’t at Grand Central. I know what I was thinking about that day because, quite … Read More

being practice visuals zepracticeprocess

beginning my practice up again visuals…wee ha! “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown, instead you relax and float.”-Alan Watts “We cannot change anything until we accept it. … Read More

Great talk on Visual Identity and Photography Talk

Gibson’s photographs are included in over 170 museum collections around the world, and have appeared in hundreds of one man exhibitions. According to ArtDaily: “For Gibson, photography isn’t about capturing a special event or a certain moment but about making the most insignificant subject into a work of art”. Ralph … Read More

Kathy Acker Interview Interview

Inspires me to un-dull my being! You create identity, you’re not given identity per se. What became more interesting to me wasn’t the I, it was text because it’s texts that create the identity. That’s how I got interested in plagiarism. -Hannibal Lecter, My Father (1991) At a certain point … Read More

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention Music

An Intention Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith [Verse] The hardest part of finding out your name Is owning it in all that it contains And if I let go of holding on to my ego Will you let go too? [Chorus] This cold hand to the face when I’m inside a place … Read More

Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project documentary

Wowza! Great lens into what it is to be instinctually compelled as an artist and especially as a photographer.

Quote – weaknesses Quotes

“…masking our weaknesses only leads to stagnation…” -from youtube Academy of Ideas ‘The Psychology of Self Deception’

Ugo Rondinone – The World Just Makes Me Laugh

Ugo Rondinone – The World Just Makes Me Laugh art-show

Loved this show at BAMPFA 

John Trudell – It is what it is Poetry

It is what it is So no use in wishing, hoping and wanting And those if only And those coulda, woulda and shouldas Are just troubles for the head And crying around ’bout most anything Is just a waste of tears It is what it is Life doesn’t put anything … Read More

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My primary focus as an artist is self-portraiture. Mostly I focus on the ever growing bubbly biosphere of it, including its always relevant history, oscillating present and unknown future. The mission is to stimulate, question, educate and arouse those who are obsessed with self-portraiture in photography within all its crazy permutations. As such I maintain the site selfportraiturex.com (currently down) which focuses solely on self-portraits that are done via the medium of photography.

I believe that self-portraits are physicalized representations that bring together mind, body and soul in a powerful exploration and representation of what it is to be conscious on the planet. In general I strive to cultivate on-going views, perspectives, and research into how we see ourselves and the world we live in.

The underlying principle that selves encountering themselves “should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather a broadside skid in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”

My exploration is a carnival of mirrors on the meaning, play, and significance of self-portraiture ranging through the intertwined path of gradations from the serious to the playful—both historical and contemporary.