Taking Chances

This website has been online and available to the public for some time. While it contains a handful of content, it has never been close to finished considering my scope of work and future ambitions. I appreciate every single person who visits here, as I take art very personally.

I recently had quite an amazing conversation with my father. Trying to explain what he's like would take a lifetime in itself but I'll just shorten it to - he's a hard headed tough guy who never really had the same interests I did, but always supported me. He always tells me how proud he is of me, but it takes him a minute to build up to it - he's just tough like that.

The conversation opened my eyes the widest they've ever been. We were discussing my photography and the things I'm doing with it, as well as what I'd like to do. He looked me in the eyes and his voiced turned very serious. With a stern tone, he barked at me to look around the room I was in. Could have been any room. He asked how many people take chances and dive in. Mistakes or not. Who could say they tried. He admitted some huge mistakes he's made in his careers but never once regretted being able to say he tried.

With moist eyes, my father told me to do what I need to do. Take your chance. Grasp it and make it your own. Have the courage to brave any storm, head up, in stride. My father was recently diagnosed with cancer and although it is considered treatable, his words echo louder as his surgery approaches. Art is my passion, and I will do everything it takes to pursue it. Suffice to say - work has resumed double time and this website is quadrupling in content by week's end.

Moments Lost

Just the other day I stumbled upon a crowd funding website called Indie Go Go. For the life of me, I can't recall how I arrived there but my lapse of memory might have something to do with the absolute wonder I found there. A studio in Sweden had set out to record brand new music deeply inspired by the film Blade Runner using the original equipment and techniques blended with all new original artwork depicting different stories set in its universe.

With Ridley Scott's cyberpunk masterpiece being among my favorite films of all-time, I was compelled to donate and support this cause. That project really kick-started some gears creatively on my end. Despite my donation being small, I had technically assumed the role of producer. With so many good artists achieving unprecedented levels of creative freedom, crowd-funding is the future for these independent voices and unique projects that would otherwise - never be a reality.

As of yesterday, the studio had reached its hefty goal and the 8-track synth infused soundtrack will become a reality this spring.