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Kat Lei…

May 22, 2014

Kat Lei is a model from Russia, and was a joy to work with! We created a portfolio of images for her one day last month. She hired me to “just do your thing with me.” I LOVE when people say that, haha. Here are the results…

Thank you to my incredible team:

Makeup by Stephen Bowman

Hair by Jayson Medina

Invaluable assistance from Darryl Stephens

















NYC and AP 29!

December 4, 2013

Hi all,

I recently made a trip out to New York City for the lecture and party for the American Photography 29 book launch. I was so happy and incredibly honored to be in the book, I just had to fly out for the event! Here are some snaps from the trip. By the way, now I know why people are so in love with NYC,  there is so much to see and do, and I felt very comfortable and exhilarated there. 🙂



We arrived late at night, had many drinks, woke up and then it was time to go to the lecture! My first subway ride with a NY bagel. I am totally digging this.


My awesome friend Betsy, who came with me to NY and showed me how to navigate the city. Thank you Betsy!

AP Lecture

The lecture was at SVA, with the jury on stage. This was my favorite moment, my photo being flashed behind these incredible people!!


The AP party. Awesome place, so many photo peeps!




Cocktails with Betsy and her brother, made by her cousin who bartends there. I never had so many incredible drinks! Much walking and pizza came next.


I love NY pizza. In a major way.

New series coming…

May 28, 2013


Hi all! I have started a new series of work called “aura portraits.”  I don’t know if auras exist but I like the idea of them for showing a person’s vibe/qualities in a photograph. I also am heavily influenced by 1970’s pop culture, and this is a little part of some of the mystical stuff that people were exploring back then, so I thought it would be fun to explore too. Here is one of the first photos to come out of this project, Courtenay Brandt is the model, who also happens to be my stylist. Makeup by Stephen Bowman, hair by Katie Neutz. Many more to come!

American Photography 29

May 6, 2013

AI-AP just announced the winners for American Photography 29. From 9,075 images submitted to the competition, 299 were selected to appear in the book. And I am so excited and honored to say that one of mine was selected. Yee haw! To be in the company of such incredible photographers, and to be acknowledged by the jury is totally thrilling. Thank you AP!

And thank you to my incredible cast of people on this shoot, my wonderful crew, and Treats! Magazine.

Here’s a link:


New work of the beautiful (and expecting!) Diora Baird

December 2, 2012

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Makeup by Stephen Bowman, styling by Courtenay Brandt, hair by Katie Neutz.

It’s been quite a year for Diora and I! In January we did a shoot for Treats magazine, I based it on the key party scene in the film The Ice Storm, and now it’s December and she is ready to have her baby boy. Quite the opposite kind of story. I was afraid she would have him before we did the shoot but the little guy is taking his time. As I am making a book of her I didn’t expect this to be one of the types of photos we would end up doing. It is a beautiful surprise to see her about to become a mama with her man Jon. Thank you all so much for a beautiful shoot! More pix on my website soon!


Treats Magazine Layout Preview!

April 17, 2012

Here is a preview of my layout in Treats! Issue #3. My concept was based on a scene from the movie The Ice Storm. It is an incredible movie about suburban adults in Connecticut in the 1970’s. I did my own version of the key-party scene, where the married couples switch partners according to whose keys they pull out of a bowl. A totally  disturbing and fascinating  social situation that I wanted to explore visually. And Treats! magazine gave me the go-ahead to do it! I wanted it to be a west coast version, and more lighthearted and sexy than the movie but still show the range of emotions that occur, as well as take it much farther along into the scenario.  The issue is out today at Book Soup!

Rooms Art Uncovered Magazine!

March 26, 2012

Hi all! British art magazine Rooms did a feature on my photography, and it includes my first interview ever. Rooms is super smart and cool, and I am so honored to be in it! It is in both print and digital. You can download the issue from their site: or find it on newsstands in London, New York, and LA coming soon.  My favorite girl Diora is on the cover, yes we made the cover! It was a great pleasure working with the inspiring Eva Pelaez, the editorial director, and Ana Afonso, the talented creative director. And a big thanks also to Nathan Kelly, the writer of my piece who was very patient and funny while I tried to answer his questions. I hope I can go meet these great people in London some day soon! Thank you Rooms!

I also want to thank my team: Courtenay Brandt for styling the cover, Stephen Bowman for doing the makeup, and Sean Mikel for doing hair. XO!

Treats magazine preview!

March 25, 2012

I did a shoot for Treats magazine! Issue number 3, it should be out any day now! I am in love with this magazine! A preview of one of my  pix can be seen on their site alongside an interview with Diora Baird! See:  More coming soon!

Show extended through this weekend and open for DTLA Art Walk Thursday too…

December 6, 2011

The L.A. Times review of my photo show!

November 28, 2011

Click here!

There is still time to see it if you haven’t already.  🙂

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