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This back lit image was used originally for a lgbt art show at The Other Side Arts. For many years, I tried to give lgbt artists in the Denver area a venue to show their work. The goal was to engage the lgbt community in dialogue through art.
This is one of my early fashion pieces. I worked with designer, Armando Guerra on creating this haunting look of our friend and model, Lonnie. I’ve always love the severeness of this piece. The stark black and white of the garment as well as the lighting and makeup. There’s a certain level of desperation in […]
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Some days I am left to my own devices in the studio. I love doing studio work but sometimes I just don’t have a model. Today I used this mannequin to express myself. I love the lines and color of this piece. It was done with red gelled strobes and a white background.
Denver Diner is another iconic business in Denver, Colorado. From the corner of Speer and Colfax, this eatery hosts lots of late night patrons seeking comfort food. This photo was taken as part of a photography series based on Colfax Ave which is now showing in the Aurora MLK library. It was also recently chosen […]
The Millennium Pedestrian Bride near downtown Denver is quickly becoming an iconic symbol for the city. Economic growth has boomed around it for the last 8 years and for me it has come to symbolize our coastal envy as a city. I really love the lines of this piece. My eye never gets bored.
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. […]
This photo is part of a series of photos that I did where I use paint and ice to create unique and changing landscapes of color. I love the temporary aspect of the concept. Every second the composition changes and evolves. Colors mixing and changing.
In the Summer of 2007, I was invited to show my DisClosure film and photography series at the San Francisco Sex Workers Art and Film Festival. During the week of the festival, sex workers from all over the country protested an ordinance that targeted them. They took to the streets and peacefully protested in their […]
2010 not only marks a new decade in history, but a new decade in my life–I turn 40 today. Taking pictures of trash may seem like a strange way to commemorate it, but when your birthday follows a frenzied trail of torn wrapping paper, confetti, and abandoned Christmas trees, the images offer a different perspective. […]
This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by Shawn Britt with the # 123. This piece was shot on the back wall of The Other Side Arts. Back in 2002-2003, we allowed local graffiti artists to use the back of our building to create pieces. In this photograph you can see the […]
This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by Michael Cruson with the # 223. In 1993 my love for photography was born when my partner and I traveled Europe for 6 months in a VW bus. This photo was taken at night in the streets of Lisbon, Portugal. Jesse was in bed […]
This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by Sharon Meriash with the # 3. This photograph was a study for a series of drawings I did for a class at MSCD. The assignment was to tell a story through a series of 9 drawings. In this story, the duck was stuck in […]
This jar of film has lived in my refrigerator for years. Earlier this year, I decided to produce a body of work based on what’s on the film. What is on the film? I have no idea. I look forward to exploring the mysteries that it holds. As we move more and more towards a […]
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Roy is a ballet dancer here in Denver. We did this shoot with Designer Armando Guerra. Armando designed this look which I ended up really loving. Armando never ceases to amaze me. I love being surrounded by such talented artists.
The configuration of the original typewriters has given us an essential tool for everyone to communicate with each other. We have learned the letters and their locations so that we can write without ever looking at the keys themselves. We have developed muscle memory and never have to think about where the keys are located. […]
The platte river valley in Denver, Co has become a real focal point of the city’s urban renewal efforts. Riverfront park has become an oasis of urban green lands juxtaposed with stunning city scapes. The area boasts trendy coffee shops, restaurants, museums and arts groups. It’s access is unmatched with light rail, buses and bike paths centralized between lower downtown and the platte […]
Keys are the greatest source of frustration during frantic, rushed mornings when their whereabouts are unknown . They unlock the doors to what we most value, keep our secrets safe and symbolize a growing trust between two people when they are exchanged. In a world where technology is rapidly evolving, these primitive devices could be easily viewed as obselete. […]
For a moment, this grate at the base of the Milennium Bridge is transformed into a futuristic skyscraper with strange, circular windows. The relationship between the repetition of pattern and the arched lines create an assortment of dizzying perspectives.
Pencils may evoke memories of algebra homework and standardized tests but to an artist, a freshly-sharpened pencil holds endless possibility. The photograph’s narrow depth of field is sharpened, much like its subject.
Denver shines as brightly as the moon in this luminous photograph taken from my own backyard. Shooting at night may present its challenges but the slowed process invites me to capture the light with care and precision. Prints are available for purchase by clicking on the title of this post. Secure payment through PayPal is provided.
. At last year’s artist retreat with The Other Side Arts, I created a series of pieces I call Ice paintings. I really enjoyed creating these photographs. As the ice melted in the hot sun, it created such beautifully rich colors and patterns.