Lately I have been thinking a lot about my failures in life. I’m absolutely at a crossroad in my life path. I’ve pondered the lessons learned as well as the mistakes repeated. This photo reminds me that even the worst failures can be turned into art. We have the power to create something from destruction. […]
Sometimes, pain comes from unlikely places. This piece is from DisClosure, a photography exploration of male escorts I did over a 10 year period. This image was included in the exhibition as a demonstration of the emotional pain that many sex workers experience from doing this type of work. The quote that went with this […]
This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by photojournalist, Jenn LeBlanc with the # 57 This photograph was taken while I was scouting the Denver industrial neighborhoods as part of a photojournalism class with Kenn Bisio at MSCD. At first I didn’t know what it was and it freaked me out a […]
Good fences make good neighbors? As I start to dig through my archives for photographs, I came across this one which I took with my newly created fisheye lens in the late 90s. This photo was taken not too long after Mathew Shepard was killed in Wyoming. It has always symbolized that fence where he […]
This photo was taken in the harbor of Reykjavik, Iceland in 2003. I took a trip with my friend Michael to explore both Iceland and Denmark. My handmade fish-eye lens is one of my favorite lenses to shoot with despite its low tech design. I love the distortion and simplicity of the images it produces.
This piece was part of my photo series, Disclosure, a photography essay on the subject of male escorts. For more information on the project, go to www.machosissy.com.
During my time at TOSA, light bulbs became another image that I became obsessed with. When I first rented the building, there was only one light bulb on the whole second floor. In the later years, it became an almost daily chore to change light bulbs.
The Other Side Arts Says Farewell to Jeff Ball After eight years with TOSA, Founder and Director of Artist Development, Jeff Ball, has made the decision to pursue other ambitions outside of the organization. Though the decision is bittersweet, Jeff is excited to begin his new endeavors while continuing to support and encourage TOSA’s mission. […]
Rust will always catch my eye. I love the variations in tone and texture in this piece. Decomposition is part of any life cycle. The process of steel oxidizing is one of the most beautiful to me.
This piece was inspired by protesters during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co. and the creative censorship imposed by local law enforcement on artists and arts organizations. The original image was taken at a war protest during the DNC and I created this three color serigraph print using the same community arts facilities […]