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The Flabby Muscle of Intuition

This post appears in my Medium series about my Self-Styled Residency.

In September I attended a Photography Festival in Chicago. I’m not very good at conferences; though I can be outgoing (and have a knack for meeting Very Important People by happenstance), I don’t have much appetite for contrived activities and often venture out on my own. After a few solid days of conference stuff, I was needing to stretch my legs. As luck would have it, the program provided a convenient destination: an evening talk a couple miles across town by the photographer John Chiara, whom I had never heard of. I’d walk, grab a glass of wine, and check it out.  Continue Reading...

Some of my latest experiments; my polaroid camera keeps fucking up so I’m trying to work with it!

Some of my latest experiments; my polaroid camera keeps fucking up so I’m trying to work with it!

Self-Styled Residency

I've created my own residency for the Winter and begun writing about it on Medium.

Impetus

Winter. It’s when most sane individuals avoid the beach. For me, there’s nothing more raw, wild, threatening and therefore exhilirating than the winter ocean. Beginning next month, I’ll be there with it, seeing winter through in Rockaway Beach, New York City. Continue Reading...

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Chicago

Last week I returned from an inspiration-filled week at Filter Photography, where I had my work reviewed by artists, gallerists, and photo-industry folk who I deeply admire: Darren ChingKat KiernanCarson SandersCorey KellerJon FeinsteinJennifer Friess and Catherine Edelman

The overall tone of the event was friendly and constructive and I got tremendous feedback I can't wait to put to work. On a free afternoon I had a few hours to stroll around the city; here are a few shots I took.

Showing at Brooklyn Workshop Gallery Mar 17-26

I'm pleased to announce I'll be showing two pieces from City Meets Sea: Meditations, at the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, through March 26.

Part of what I love about this gallery, and Martine Bisagni, the founder, is how strongly they believe in supporting up and coming artists like myself, and their dedication to engaging with the community at large, through artist-lead classes and workshops.

This is a unique opportunity for me to share my otherwise difficult-to-share [very large] work, and to support an institution that relies on their community. Please consider stopping in to see the work, and the beautiful things Martine has spun up through her beloved space. 

Opening Friday, March 17, 5-8p

  • Brooklyn Workshop Gallery is located at 393 Hoyt Street in Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • The work will be on view through March 26. The gallery is open Thu & Fri 1-7p; Sat & Sun 12-7, and Tues & Wed by appointment. You can reach the gallery at 718.797.9428 or martine.bisagni@gmail.com with inquiries

As always, thank you for your support. I hope to see you there!

My 2016 Love Affair with The Rockaways

2016 was the year I officially fell in love with the Rockaways. As part of my exploration of all the wild places within the boundaries of NYC, I have been obsessed with Jamaica Bay for years, and this gorgeous recently renovated 9-mile expanse of ocean front drew me right in. There's so much more for me to explore here, which I'll certainly do in 2017. View the images.