Thursday, May 31, 2007

Illin'

Man, oh man... I've been asleep for about four days, I'd say. I don't know what hit me or what I still have, but it has completely wrecked me.

I hope I can get my energy back up for this weekend. I'm supposed to attend a lovely party on Saturday night at Iris's and help Adam set up the "Who Arted?" exhibit on Sunday. I also need to finish up any pieces I plan on exhibiting by then. I know for sure I'm exhibiting two new pieces... One is a fun and playful collection and is a challenge to traditional Erotica... the other was intended as conceptual for an upcoming shoot, but I ended up liking it a great deal. I'm supposed to prep up to two more pieces... but we'll see. I just want to be able to get out of bed and not swoon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Who Arted? (Art Show June 7th)

I will be in a one day group exhibit on Thursday, June 7th featuring contemporary rising artists in a reception from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., followed by two sweet ass concerts.

Clutch Cargo's will be hosting an art exhibit in their iLounge, followed by a concert by the amazing Suicide Holiday with special guest Cerilia... just $10 at the door for entry to the exhibit and concert!

Come on out and buy me a drink and some great art, too!





Any questions? Shoot me a line and I'll be happy to answer!

Clutch Cargo's iLounge
65 East Huron
Pontiac 48342-2204

I'm happy to say that Cory Thompson (a friend of a good friend), Samarel (my newest cohort), as well as my agent's newest client - the (in)famous BT Charles... love that dude, will be in this show.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Well it's official...

I have recently signed on with Adam Owen Layne of Streetwise Art to represent me as my agent. I met Adam last fall at The Dirty Show and was immediately impressed by his charisma, intelligence and appreciation for art in every medium. Adam is also a talented photographer and a great friend to boot! I'm looking forward to working alongside him, developing my art and challenging myself in all new directions while he handles more of the logistical aspects, and growing together!

In the meanwhile, I've firmed up a collaboration with internationally reknown digital artist Samarel. I also became familiar with Samarel through The Dirty Show, seeing his work "Enter" and "Inner Kiss" at this past show in February and falling madly in love with his style - vibrant colors, sexy imagery, and a sort of romanticism which I think gets lost in erotica today. I will be serving as a contributing photographer for some of his work, providing him with images that he will morph into his own visions and fantasies to share with the rest of us.

Totally unexpectedly, I received quite an honour when I was contacted by photog genius BT Charles two weeks ago to invite me to join the exclusive Mid West Society of Erotic Photography. There are currently only twenty-one members in the group hailing from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and the Windsor, Ontario area and I am pleased to announce that we have our inaugural Erotica Photography Show Opening Reception on Saturday, July 28th, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan... so save this date and stay tuned for more details to follow!

Additionally, I have a one day group exhibit coming up on Thursday, June 7, 2007 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, Michigan - so save that date! The exhibit will be followed by a concert by the amazing Suicide Holidays... just $10 at the door for entry to the exhibit and concert!

Finally, I've found myself in another unexpected but welcomed position of late. Years ago I was named the Dow Jones National High School Journalism Scholar of the year and won a journalism scholarship. I spent my Freshman year studying journalism and communications, but ultimately my interests veered towards a different degree. However, I think the cosmos is pulling me back in the direction of photojournalism, as I've been shooting a lot of Detroit area events for my own enjoyment lately. Whether it's composed or spontaneous, I love using photography to document the human condition. I've been contacted by several media represenatitves and local periodicals asking for my work for publication and at present, I'm considering several freelance opportunities. At the moment, I'm up for consideration for publication at JPG Magazine for my photojournalism piece "Anachronists" and my Photo Essay "American Dreams" so take a gander and vote!

Oh yeah... as if that weren't enough on my plate, I've recently taken up watercolors and found a whole new appreciation for that artform, so keep an eye on my gallery for new paintings to be posted soon!

http://www.streetwiseart.com
Streetwise Art (coming soon, bookmark it now!)

http://www.samarelart.com
Samarel's Digital Art

http://www.btcharles.com
BT Charles' Art Portfolio

http://www.mwsep.com/
Mid West Society of Erotic Photography (also under construction, bookmark it now!)

http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/138810
Vote now for "Anachronists" to be published in JPG Magazine

http://www.jpgmag.com/stories/779
Vote now for "American Dreams" to be published in JPG Magazine

http://www.lisolette.com
My Gallery!