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Hang with Alex

Me and my good friend Alex hang every Thursday morning.

I had a fresh role of film handy this fine morn. image

Sometimes in a coffee shop, sometimes at his Volvo.

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My daily Cortado.

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Alex is one cool dude. Not only is he one damn fine Calligrapher, backyard farmer and veteran of the U.S.M.C. but also majoring in Environmental Studies at VCU.

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Here he was showing me some new rocks and minerals he collected.

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Then Johnny Hugel walked by.

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 Then we drank more coffee.

Piece of paper I draw on when I’m really tired, part 1.  #sleepy #illustration #yolo #vscocam #hmmmstrange

Piece of paper I draw on when I’m really tired, part 1. #sleepy #illustration #yolo #vscocam #hmmmstrange

Sketches from life at the headquarters of Need Supply Co. for Human Being Journal III

✨⚡️Magic markers⚡️✨ #vscocam #magic. #sketchbook

✨⚡️Magic markers⚡️✨ #vscocam #magic. #sketchbook

Mina.

Mina.

Cody.

Cody.

I was asked to design a flexible identity system for an up and coming film and media studio, the Never Ending Film Company.

A few years back I made a short stop motion video about Net Neutrality when the issue initially started to reach public light. I executed the project with 2 other designers Ada Cooke and Austin Laverty. What better way to show the building blocks of a computer screen than with legos? 

It’s a little slow, and could be immensely improved. But more so, it’s a huge bummer to see that net neutrality may no longer exist.

South Africa: Part II

So we’re halfway through our trip. WHAT WE GOT’S TO DO.

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Panic, drink coffee, get excited.image

The backyard provided natural entertainment.

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This guy was the alpha male. He wouldn’t let any other monkeys get close to us, so we started just lobbing food way past him to feed the weaker tribes-monkeys.

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Went to the ‘mall’

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Night before the wedding. It was tense, emotions were high.

At night, after people went to bed, I did all the signage for the wedding.

All I had was a 35mm camera so I didn’t waste any film on shooting the signage, but you can see them standing on the banner I painted below as they are getting betrothed.

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One of my most favorite shots I’ve ever taken,

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Fellow Americans.

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We made it. Ethiopian Airways is pretty sweet.

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Very special thanks to David Kraft who paid my way to take this trip, otherwise I would not have been able to go. This was my first time oversees. If I can someday scrape some money together, it surely won’t be the last.

See the published photos in Need Supply Co’s Human Being Journal II (SOLD OUT!)

Bike Polo

I documented the Richmond Bike Polo team (A.K.A. Shit Squad) for six weeks this past summer which was then published in Need Supply Co.’s Human Being Journal III.

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I usually had 2-3 cameras on me. I was shooting, loading and winding really fast and couldn’t afford one to jam or a light meter to go out. 

Shot with a Canon AE-1 & Minolta x-700 but mostly shot on my Nikon FM (now for sale)

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This is Joey. He was my “guide” through the entire documentation.

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This is one of the top 5 Bike Polo players in the world folks. 

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Surprisingly, it was probably the most awkward photography experiences I’ve ever had. The first 3 weeks were really just to let them know I was serious about shooting and truly interested in their sport. The fourth week was when I could really get it done and both I and them felt comfortable with each other and I could ask “can I stand in the middle of the court this round” and they were became happy to oblige. In the end, I had chipped away some more of my social anxiety and had taken some of my favorite photographs to date.