I have been a photographer for twenty years, with book, magazine and album cover credits as far back as the 1997 collection of photos taken with the Russian Lomo camera, Don't Think Just Shoot. Last year one of my photos received a Jurors Award in the Plastic Camera Show at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, and I had a wet-plate image in an exhibition at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.
When not doing wet-plate collodion photography I still use film and medium and large format cameras with my collection of vintage lenses dating back to the 1880s. Among other things I do beautiful 8x10 portraits on black and white film.
I am also a musician. I co-founded and played in an indie band in London in the 1990s/2000s that released three albums and toured extensively, including opening slots with Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Flaming Lips. I make music these days that has been used in documentaries and on NPR.
A piece of short fiction I wrote was recently published here.
I have a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Leuven in Belgium and another in Humanities/History from Mt St Mary's University in Los Angeles.
I live in northeast Los Angeles with my wife, young son and three cats.