Sunday, December 23, 2012

Susan Sontag - On Photography

"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies: it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution." S.Sontag

Friday, December 7, 2012

There Will Be Distance

tonight's attitudes all seem to fit the occasion most occasions are plain but now you have a well designed attack by dividing what you say with your eyes with what you say in the end we know there will be no words to indicate who we were tonight. how even my blood hurts to see you go, and hangs on to my heart while you're still here. reluctantly letting memory burn, and reluctantly allowing even a modest pulse through. first we will suffer real despair, then a willing decline down to where we're darkest. where we both know certain things. it could all be inevitable. or just that some things fail on first attempts. but attempts are never final. there are only final results in economy. and final results in waste. and final results in patience. and final results in work. the rest is unknown. i've never aimed at the future, or tried to evoke truth or direction out of what i had. but now, i know. there will be distance. wonder what can that mean, there will be distance. and is it cold there? is it chronic? or will anxiety have some role? and will they all need introductions? distance meet anxiety, anxiety meet the cold. the thing is still, that you will be gone. and i will have to leave the lights on so you can see to go. wonder what that could mean there will be distance distance meet anxiety anxiety meet the cold distance meet anxiety anxiety meet the cold The thing is still you will be gone and i'll have to leave the lights on so you can see to go

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Me making an 8x10 Tintype

Check it out! HERE

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ether Stew

Been burning through a ton of collodion lately. Spending the life's savings on chemicals.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Here is where I will be for the next year. My little studio.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Los Angeles Aqueduct

Tintype triptych of the Los Angeles Aqueduct running through Jawbone Canyon, California. This is close to the location where farmers from Owens Valley tried to blow up the Aqueduct in 1924.

Friday, June 29, 2012

R.I.P. Jaya Bonderov

We lost an amazing skateboarder and photographer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Saturday, June 23, 2012

John Baldessari

One of the best ones.


Thursday, June 21, 2012


Monday, June 18, 2012

Stand Tall, Breath Deep

When life is kicking your ass, the best way to fight back is to get out of bed, stand up straight and breath deep, and repeat till the clouds part. It has always worked for me. (not that I'm getting my ass kicked right now, but in the past). This is a 12"x12" silver gelatin print on Ilford FB Pearl paper, printed from a 120 pinhole negative shot in the studio.

Sunday, June 17, 2012



Mr. Fyerman

They broke the mold with Mr. Fyerman. He is my kind of dude. He told me his mom would kill him if he put the naked lady grip tape on his new board.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hold Everything Dear

"Desire, when reciprocal, is a plot, hatched by two, in the face of, or in defiance of, all the other plots which determine the world. It is a conspiracy of two." - John Berger I highly recommend this book. Just finished it and kinda want to go round 2 with it. Lookin for it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Russia 1922 Sometimes I am a printmaker, I guess. Here is an intaglio monoprint over some dissolved inkjet, with some letter pressed wood typed elements. I printed this edition of 9 in 2011, and I think I have 6 left. Sometimes I like some music, I guess. Here is Deer Tick, Sad Sun

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nose,Teeth,Fingers,and Toes

Nose,Teeth,Fingers,and Toes. I'll be lookin for you.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wet plate


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Monday, April 9, 2012


Sunday, April 8, 2012

I don't need my name in the marquee lights

The only two things in life that make it worth livin'
Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women

Love me some Waylon. Feeling connected to the world today. Skateboard and family.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Pics From Old Negs

Letterpressed wood type on enlargements of turn of the century glass negatives. These images are from 112 years ago.