Tuesday, August 28, 2007

nirvan entry

my older sister, jessica (right) got me into Nirvana. i was fully in my nirvana phase in this picture sitting in front of the Alamo. this particular day became strange later as we learned of the murder of Selena by the president of her fan club while visiting the Hard Rock cafe.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

nirvana entry

This is my friend Andrew. We had both just moved to Chicago, bonded
over a love of Mudhoney. He was always taking photographs of nude women, then gridding them out into these fleshy abstract kaleidoscope prints. I remember him being like, "Hey, have you heard Nirvana? Awesome." He first played me Bleach when we were high.

i just edited a few pictures out of the series so it feels a bit tighter on the website. still need a number of 'winners'. i like the above, maybe the text is a bit long...

new minimalist birdhouse image from Harold...

hey, do that again!!!

shooting weddings on the side has lots of small perks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

wright commission

i was commissioned by wright auction house in chicago to make some images--the result will be a 16 page color catalogue of images i made and some writing, to be bundled with their october auction catalog. the folks there were great in every way, especially for letting me move their amazing art around to photograph (and even more especially for moving the 15 foot jenny holzer piece, thank you!). below are the images and titles:

Wallspace where an Ed Ruscha hangs (the post-it note reads, 'Borrowed your Ruscha -JLL')

Self portrait in Curtis Jere infinity mirror (partially functioning)

Laying behind my favorite Marilyn image (Marilyn as Mao)

Leaning (Jasper Johns, 1974 and Josph Beuys, 1957)

Donald Judd Stack Construction (from Wright Auction House Catalogs)

Wrapped (a Jasper Johns in the American flag)

Jenny Holzer, Over and Over Again

Assemblage of Alexander Calder Writing (through which I discovered my favorite Calder of all time, "The Lace on the Edge of Your Panties" from 1947)

Looking at the back of an Ad Reinhardt

Thursday, August 09, 2007


my uncle used to fly me out to Los Angeles as a kid. he was my early introduction to music, epecially the ramones and joy division. he paid me $100 to coat check his parties at 8 years old. i listened to nevermind for the first time with him, straight through, sitting at his kitchen table. i lost him to AIDS in 1994.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

'boys far from home calling their lovers (finding a signal)'