Four days in Sunnyvale, spending the holidays with my Dutch-Indonesian family in the home my Oma and Opa have lived in since they moved to the US in the '60s.
One afternoon on a private compound in Tijuana, three bullfights for a young woman's birthday party. May 30, 2017
MEET THE BREEDS 2018
I was invited at 3am to go to the American Kennel Club's annual Meet and Compete by an old friend. Operating on four hours of sleep, the images capture a frenetic and overrun headspace in an environment too strange to be fake. I spent several hours chatting with breeders and tried paying respectful homage to the quirkiness, the oddities, but the sweet tenderness much of these people hold for dogs and the dog world.
Taken January 17-22, 2017 in Habana, Cuba.
The series marks my first three months with a film camera, starting November 2015 to January 2016 and includes work from Coronado, San Diego, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara.
My girlfriend had to leave for five months, and I being held in the city with potential opportunities and twelve months left on the lease, learned to love my captor, New York. Some days I would walk thirty miles in the heat to create these escapist's works.
Findings during a short walk on Silver Strand State Beach, January 2017.
They are on every block and known by forgetful men. I wanted to isolate them from the paint buckets they spend their last days in, shooting at a very high shutter speed.
NO MORE ZERO DAYS
The quotidien musings of a photographer. Each frame is the first, or zero frame, of the film roll and serves as a necessary function to arrive at a full exposure, but produces an art object automatically. What emerges is a statement of truth about where and about what, two things often manipulated or lost in photography.