Category Archives: Writing


Perhaps I have ADD. Not only am I easily distracted, I am also very jealous of those individuals who are not.  What I wouldn’t give to be an artist that can drill down and repeat one action over and over again to make a cohesive body of work. As I look over the work presented […]

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I have been incredibly frustrated with photography lately and as a result, have been struggling with my own creativity. The weather in LA has been absolutely perfect for trekking around, exploring and making images. There’s a Nike missile site still lingering in the hills that I’ve been itching to checkout. However, my shiny new 5D […]

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I apologize for my recent relapse into laziness and not posting. I have been actively working as a guest blogger over at the wonderful and eclectic MIEL.  I will be writing under the topic of “Localities” and will focus my attention on concepts like heterotopias in the everyday landscape. You can find my latest post […]

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A Head-Scratcher

When I was working my way through the first year of the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, I took an amazing class called “Performed Photography” with a professor who would later end up as a vital part of my thesis committee. The course consisted of making projects that used photography (or any media […]

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Cliff Typography

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Hidden and Heterotopias

Sometimes I wonder why I even both to write, think, or photograph anything. I do a great deal of rehashing ideas and thinking out loud via my site/blog. However, somehow, it ends up being worth it. For example, it is almost humorous the way that things can come back around; full circle. This time 3 […]

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October 3, 2010 10:58 AM

“The structure of a system reflects the structure of the organization that built it.” – R. Fairley via: Minimal

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December 13, 2009

As the slide into full-blown winter solidifies, the concepts of failure and reduction have taken over my thoughts. When one thinks of improvement, of being a “better person”, the tendency is to look at what we lack and emphasize what we can acquire. I feel like I have been caught in this quagmire of acquisition […]

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Artists Doing Business With (Not So) Good People

It has been a tremendously good week for me. I’ve recharged my batteries so to speak by surrounding myself with artists and other creative creatures. At this point in my life my equation for happiness is something like: artist-friend + food + mojito = thorough discussion about the junction of life and art. Trust me, […]

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Up and Running…

During the avalanche of work yesterday, my friend in Los Angeles – Justin Lentz, sent me this great photograph from a photo shoot he was conducting. I’m excited to see the actual photographs that will emerge from his working process… but this iPhone image has me captivated right now. This little juicy tidbit reminds me […]

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