Great catching up with makeup artist Sam Fine, and Tim Snell, who i worked with in NYC at the very beginning of my career in NYC. Guest DJ! Recently I had the pleasure of photographing hip-hop’s first lady, the radiant Queen Latifah, for USA Weekend with photo director, David Baratz. Queen was an absolute joy to be around and infected everyone with her energy, from jamming out with the DJ to singing some soul as we worked outside. I felt […]
Thank you to Leigh Andersen from Industry for the lovely feature on our Art of Studio space for the first installment of their Studio Visit series. Read about it here. We are delighted to share our mix of analog and digital media and experiences with the world.
If you stare into the sun for too long, you can go blind–but nothing is more addictive than sungazing or getting lost in the great golden globe. I’ve always been drawn to water and sunsets, especially during the golden hour. It’s easy to get lost watching the passage of time as the water softly and slowly rolls back and forth into the horizon. Although sunsets are quiet and peaceful moments for me, I still feel invigorated by the electric […]
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Thank you to Sotheby’s and everyone who came out and supported the show- read more about it below. In the last couple of months, I have had the fortune of collaborating with Sabine Gebser of Sotheby’s International Realty in her mission to combine both passions for art and architecture into one. To celebrate this, we held an art opening and exclusive champagne reception featuring new work from my ongoing Venice project, A Village by the Sea. In honor of the […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to see #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED, a collaborative installation with fellow artist Glen Wilson and I. The night was a smashing success and a perfect way to ring in the Summer on Abbot Kinney. About the show: “From two distinct neighborhood vantages, artists Glen Wilson and Kwaku Alston have witnessed and documented the dramatic transformation of Venice Beach, where each has called home for 15 years. Their collaborative installation, #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED shares visual fragments of an […]
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Behind the Scenes…. Ready to light! Thanks to Morel Rental House for helping everything run smoothly! Sunset from the plane. My LA Photo crew hustling to get home in the airport. No Mondays are mundane when you’re in the creative industry–and on New York time. On a particularly chilly March morning, Essence magazine’s photo director Rebecca Karamehmedovic called me with an exciting assignment–photographing two media moguls who hold the reins to Hollywood and the entertainment industry: Oprah and Tyler […]
#VENICE(UN)ENTITLED, a collaborative installation with Glen Wilson and myself, opened this past Sunday at the Venice Art Walk along with the debut of Art of Studio at 1346 Kinney. If you missed it, come view the show this week and follow the project on Instagram #Veniceunentitled. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the show, it was fantastic meeting all of you! To contact Glen Wilson, follow him on Instagram @dubarts or email him at email@example.com
24 hours before the big day! Enjoying the thrill of procrastinating hanging #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED with our art installer and good jams. Get a ticket to the Venice Art Walk and stop by Sunday May 19th for a unique experience.