- How old are you and how/when did you start with photography?
I am 26 and I started shooting photos when I was 20.
- I don't know much about you, but it looks like your from California.
Do you have that surf/sk8 lifestyle influence on your work? If yes, how
that works and who are the guys that inspired you the most?
do live in California and in the epicenter of the skate and surf
industry/culture. Most of my friends I hang out with and photograph are
deeply involved in that culture. I think what has influenced me the most
from that lifestyle is the idea of having a flexible schedule where you
don't have to go into work everyday. This makes for a pretty extemporaneous existence and I feel that is how my photography works
anyway, a bunch of spontaneous occurrences.
- Talk a little bit about that zine. What did you planned when you
were doing that? Did you used old pics or you made photos specially for
Most of the pictures were taken this year. I like making
observations or captions for photos on my blog and wanted to make a zine
that was something like that.
- Whats your dream photo trip?
I like road trips so any trip that involves driving cross country.
- Do you use analogical or digital material to work?
shoot in 35mm film. To me, digital is like writing in pencil and it can
be erased and film is like a permanent marker that will last forever.
- Have you ever did an exhibition?
Ive been a part of group shows but my first solo exhibition is this Thursday Nov. 8th in San Francisco at Establish SF.
- Do you work for clients(labels),media, galleries? How do you work? Do you work insides studios too?
I am an independent contractor and I contribute to the Vans skate site. I
bring my camera with me every where I go. Even if I am going down to
the corner store that means I will have a camera around my shoulder. I
find that if you forget to bring your camera somewhere 9 times out of 10
you will miss a great photo.
- 3 photographers you like.
Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, William Eggleston
- What kind of food you like?
I've been into seafood lately.
- Favorite camera right now?
I have been using my Konica Big Mini a lot, its a point and shoot camera. I take it out at night because it has a flash. - Glasses?
- Worst job you have ever done?
worked on a Army base filming soldiers train in miniature cities with
simulated battlefield scenarios.
wouldn't say this was a worst job but definitely the most interesting.
- A place to visit and why?
Orange County because here we push dogs in strollers and walk babies on leashes. Is that big in Brazil too?
- What my parents said when i decided to be a photographer:
In October Ashley and I made a special trip out to the desert to see one of my favorite bands, Thee Oh Sees. They were playing at a small venue called Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA. No stage, no crowd, no security and pretty much no rules. If a band that you like books a show here I would highly recommend driving out this way for an up close and personal show.
John Dwyer goes deep in the desert.
They played in a pyramid formation with the drummer in front.
Tip: When a band starts playing and everyone starts pushing each other, that's when you make a b-line to the front.
I hope you didn't mind my flash going off in your face.
*Note: Ive been lazy and only carrying around a point and shoot camera where ever I go, so my photo quality has been suffering. This is a habit I need to break...
These photos are from a trip up to SF in early November for my "Correct Me If I'm Wrong" show.
Went to the B.A.M. to check out the mega Barry McGee exhibition.
Looks like Barry had some fun with this epic space.