12 September 2013

"not i, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. you must travel it by yourself. it is not far. it is within reach. perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know." 

/ walt whitman

25 May 2013

207. He who leads a life in the company of fools suffers long; it is as painful to live with fools as it is with a foe; association with the wise brings happiness as does the company of one's kinsfolk.

If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.

/ the dhammapada

31 March 2013

/ rhett, new york city 2009

19 March 2013

"those who have suffered understand suffering and thereby extend their hand. the storm that brings harm also makes fertile. blessed is the grass and herb and the true thorn and light." 

/ patti smith

18 March 2013

/ mmmmmmmm this is it.

13 March 2013

/ i've loved marina abramovic's work for as long as i can remember. last fall at moma i saw a documentary featuring her life, work, and her 2010 retrospective at moma after which the documentary is named -- 'marina abramovic: the artist is present'

the documentary was fantastic. i left feeling invigorated, empowered, and hopeful. i remember crying in the theater at various parts, especially during the clip i posted above. there is a long back story to it, but marina had a long-time relationship with another artist with whom she collaborated with and did performances with for over 20 years. they broke it off following their final performance piece together, aptly called 'the lovers - the great wall walk' in which they both started walking towards each other from the ends of the great wall of china and met in the middle after 3 months of walking.

during marina's retrospective, ulay came to the exhibition without marina knowing and sat across from her. the raw emotion is so overwhelming to me as an outside observer, i can't imagine what either of them is actually feeling inside. the expressions on their faces and within their eyes says it all.. it's like they are having a silent conversation with just eye contact and emotional gestures.. one of the most beautiful things

08 March 2013

 / a few images from a small series i did on chinatown back in early 2011

/ special thanks to my friend chris gampat of the phoblographer for featuring my work in a beautifully written article on his blog today! check it out HERE

and happy friday everyone xx

03 March 2013

/ fleeting moments, (2009, 2010, 2011, respectively)

23 February 2013

justin dillard, writer & friend/ brooklyn ny 2012

22 February 2013

'don't only practice your art, 
but force your way into its secrets,
for it and knowledge 
can raise men to the divine.'

/ beethoven

17 February 2013

/ old photographs coming back in new light very very soon
'if you love and get hurt, love more.

if you love more and hurt more, love even more.

if you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more...' 

/ william shakespeare

26 January 2013

/ self portrait, december 2012 manhattan ny 

20 January 2013

'knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. when we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape'

10 January 2013

/ opening night, john cassavetes 1977

01 January 2013

/ many important decisions to be made this year