Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mammoth Vacation

It's amazing how getting away for a couple of days can change your perspective on home; I had a ton of fun snowboarding and spending time with my family, but it's great to be home!


LACMA :: An Outing With Family

Just like most other people I've been caught up in a whirl-wind of family and holiday gatherings and obligations, so I've been very detached from my computer and as a result have not been able to blog for a couple weeks.

On the 23rd of December I took a trip to the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) with my grandmother and little brother. My grandma (commonly referred to as "Gwams ") is a member and had originally proposed the idea of visiting the museum months earlier, and seeing as how my little brother (who lives in Colorado, with his mother) was in town for the holidays I figured that we should make a day out of it and go visit this museum. I checked the LACMA website and was ecstatic to find out that I'd have the opportunity to view the Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 exhibit!

It was an extremely inspiring exhibit, with photographs from the likes of Helmut Newton, Maria Testino, Edward Steichen, Jonas, Karlsson, Chuck Close, Man Ray, Herb Ritts, Jonathan Blecker, Michael O'Neill, and of course Annie Leibovitz. There was quite a broad range of photographic styles, spanning many decades during the 20th and 21st century.

The exhibit is running until March 1st, 2009, and I would strongly encourage you to take some time to go visit the LACMA and see this exhibit; being there really made me realize how important it is to go and see artwork in museums. It was a really uplifting day!

Here are a few photos from our lunch-break:

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Today marks the launch of my new website! I'm super pumped on having built it myself and I'm rather pleased with the results. Check it out:


Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Website- coming soon!

I've been working with the fantastically talented Jonathan Haggard, a graphic designer from Northern-California, getting some layout work done for my upcoming web site. I'm super pleased with the outcome; it was my first time ever working with a graphic designer and it was an enriching experience. Anyway, I thought I'd write a short post and put up a preview.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Trouble Writing

I'm currently in the process of developing a new portfolio website and I'm stuck on the bio/about section. It's weird to write about yourself, especially in the third person!! I think I'll peruse through sites of my contemporaries to get the gist of what's generally being said; I want to maintain a short, sweet, and concise description, but I don't want it to seem like I'm unable to talk about myself or my work, at length. 

It'll work out!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I guess I have a blog now...

Yeah.... So I guess I just decided to create an account; I've been curious about blogging for quite some time now and I have several friends and contacts who have blogs, so why not...

I'm curious to see how this will all unfold.

Here we go!!!