2013: I’m splitting this year between Edinburgh, Scotland, and Megijima, Japan to carry out graduate school studies and human:nature related projects.
My work makes use of various mediums — photography, sound, written word, performance and social interactions — to facilitate exploration and rethinking of the social and ecological fabric which makes up our world. You might label me as a social/ecological research based artist if you had to.
In practice, the interactions between humans and what we like to term ‘nature,’ are at the root of these explorations, and much of my work deals directly with experiencing the role of ‘nature’ in the context of various modern and traditional social environments.
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Current and Past Projects
Much of my time is occupied creating art and community engagements centered around these human/nature interactions, and lately this includes The Final Straw documentary project which deals mainly with a unique agriculture-based philosophy from Japan, as a main focus.
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…
Solo and group shows have taken place in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), San Francisco (USA), and in San Jose (USA), Seoul (South Korea), and Yokohama (Japan), where I produced collaborative visual/music performances with WindSync (Houston) and Lelele Tres (Yokohama), respectively.
You can also find recent photographic and written work of mine variously in CNN, San Jose Mercury News, ESSEN Magazine, OKH TV, Afterimage Journal of Media Arts, NorthernLights, JPG Magazine, CordPress (세 개의 선), 10. Magazine, Reed Magazine and Lightleak Photography Journal.
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. Pay them a visit if you’re in town and say hello for me?
Gosh, this is a lot of stuff to read. If you’re tired, take a break to look at some photos.
My position is that 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, was a visiting student at Aichi University of the Arts in Japan in 2013, and am currently studying in the Art, Space & Nature MFA program at The University of Edinburgh.
In my past life as a Silicon Valley technical writer, I co-authored a rather large book on Secure Wireless Networks for Elsevier Publishing, which is useful both as a doorstop and a stepping stool for when kids can’t quite reach up to the cookie jar.
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.
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