Proud to be a Juror in this year's Phillips' Mill Photo Show!

I am honored to have had the opportunity to Jury this year's Phillips' Mill Photography Show with the ever smart and talented Paula Chamlee & Spencer Saunders! This year we had a record number of entries. It's going to be an amazing show! Come out to the opening June 3rd! Click here to read a Bucks County Herald Article on the process. 

OFFICIAL SELECTION of Venice Film Week Film Festival

CITIES UNDER THE SAND has been officially selected for VENICE FILM WEEK

I am proud to announce that CITIES UNDER THE SAND has been officially selected for 2016 Venice Film Week Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

The Venice Film Week is an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge. The VFW focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time. 

Please click here for more information.

Source: http://www.venicefilmweek.com

'Cities Under the Sand' Short Film Release

I am very happy to share my short film "Cities Under the Sand." It has been a very personal and moving journey, an ode to mortality and nostalgia. 

Many years ago, I inherited boxes and boxes of old footage that my Uncle Frank shot in the 50's. It wasn't until years later, when I was working on Roger Waters' Wall Tour that we were looking for unusual stock footage to use for the edit of "Another Brick in the Wall Part 3." I mentioned that I had tons of footage from my uncle that we could use. "Well, where is it?," I was asked. And I replied, "In my parents' basement." That weekend I went home and sent the boxes off to California to be telecined. There were over 24 hours worth of footage and Roger paid for the costly film transfer in exchange for its use. I am honored to say that images of my family are forever on the wall!

That being said, it took me another couple years to go through all the old reels. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it until I came across an old recording of my sister Sharon singing in my childhood home.

I hope you find the piece as moving as I did.

 

I'm honored to be in the Phillips' Mill 86th Juried Art Exhibition!

I am truly honored to be included in the prestigious 86th annual Phillips' Mill Juried Art show!

Please come out to see some of the most accomplished artists exhibiting in the area.

The show will remain up until October 31st. It is not to be missed! Click here for more details

http://www.phillipsmill.org/art-exhibition/art-exhibition-current/

'The Flood of '55' is a mixed media piece created with vintage newspapers from the historic flood of 1955 that decimated the river valley. This year is the flood's 60th anniversary.

Facebook Art Challenge - Day 2

Day 2: And by Michele Pulaski-Tippett's request, here's Jesus on the terlet.— with Michele Pulaski-Tippett and Ali Merkyn.

Jesus on the Toilet, New Orleans. Something a little illegal was happening in this photo that I can't really talk about. Stay tuned for my book. — in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Couple Kissing — in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mexican Wrestlers — with Michele Pulaski-Tippett andAli Merkyn in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Facebook 5 Day Art Challenge

Looks like I can't escape this one! Thanks to Kenoka Wagner and Deborah Danziger for both nominating me for the 3 pieces of art each day for 5 days Artist Challenge! Thanks guys! I'm going old school today with a few of my favorite photographs. I nominate Honza Blazicek!

I took this photograph of a Prostitute in Amsterdam. I was riding my bike by when I saw her. She waved to me to come in. I stepped inside her small little red-lit room and I persuaded her to allow me to capture this moment. One frame and that was it! My friend later went back to give her my photograph but she was no where to be found. This is one of my old time favorites

Here's another oldie but goodie. Gina Kardos & I hitch-hiked to Croatia during the war. We heard about a creepy local island called Witch Island and of course we had to go! It was a very odd and mysterious island. I could go on and on about the strange things that occurred. This wonderful old man invited us into his home to share some wine with him. He handed me a dusty old glass complete with bugs and cobwebs. I drank of his wine and took this photo. It feels veryHenri Cartier-Bresson, if I could say so myself! A few days later my camera was stolen and thrown in the sea. I ended up sneaking into the thief's house and retrieved my water-soaked camera only to save this role of film. What a story! — at Mali Lošinj.

Here's another favorite of mine. I was a guest at an old friend's wedding in Scotland when I came across these three gossiping ladies. — at Dunoon Scottland.