As workspaces go, my studio is an installation evoking the better elements of a New York loft, a Berlin nightclub, a London used record store and an LA book shop.
All in a Washington cellar.
Quarantine Videos: Découpage, Time-Lapse Photography, & Original Music
The pandemic has given me time to continue documenting my studio's evolution, as well as the projects built therein, inlcuding time-lapse & animated video assemblages of mixed-media découpage pieces being built, set to fresh remixes of music I composed, arranged & performed.
The Spirit of ’59
“The Spirit of ’59” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when popular music was good.
“Seer/Sucker” aka “The Illustrated Man’s Guitar” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of better days in the USA.
LP Or Die
I made the mistake of leaving for college w/o laying down some ground rules, and my folks tossed my vinyl collection in the trash.
“Chucks Reduxe” is a time-lapse of my studio shot in late-fall quarantine20 on a cheap-o camera with a soundtrack composed and performed by me.
The Death Throes of PC DOS
Shot in luxurious time-lapse, "The Death Throes of PC DOS" explores the intersection of color, serendipity and the lovely chaos brought about by a freshly-kaput 28-year-old computer.
Leon Loved The Snaked Girl
A different type of quarantine project, “Leon Loved The Snaked Girl” is a salute to Directors of Photography who knew how to set-up a great shot.
The video's title comes from the soundtrack I wrote & performed for it, named for characters in the film Blade Runner.
Musically, it was influenced by MMT-era Beatles + scifi gloom 'n doom. Maybe some Stone Roses, too. You can read more about it here.
SOME CLIENT, FACULTY & PERSONAL WORK
Working with clients of all sizes, I am highly skilled at creating custom database-driven interactive solutions using WordPress, PHP, mySQL, jQuery, AJAX & Bootstrap. Database management is a specialty.
Most people in my field do web development *or* web design – I do both back- and front-end. I am well-versed in creating innovative applications serving up API-driven rich content from Scribd, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, Google Custom Search, Disqus, Wufoo and others.
I specialize in creating interactive storytelling experiences through integrating custom programming and open-source APIs in WordPress
Aptitude tests in high school reported I was best suited to be a farmer.
Expelled my senior year from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, I was a high school drop-out for awhile, living the life of a musician, playing shows and trying to get my bands signed to record contracts.
Eventully I was accepted by the Catholic University of America despite having neither a high school diploma nor GED or SAT scores. I made Dean’s List and graduated from CUA with a BA in American History. >> Would you like to know more? <<
Unplugged Since 1992
For nearly 30 years, I have been studying American heritage while living a pop culture hermitage: