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Character so creepy that the shot required nothing but simplicity

Character so creepy that the shot required nothing but simplicity

This photograph was done for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 haunted house. I went through the haunted house on Sunday and it left a mark — pleasantly disturbing. Go to hauntedhousenyc.com for more info.

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New Prints and They Will Look Exactly Like This

I’m selling prints at LIC Flea and Food in Long Island City tomorrow from 10-6 and every Saturday thereafter until September 28. I’ve hesitated posting anything about this but have been encouraged by my customers’ responses. This is just a small sampling of what will be included but it gives you an idea. Even if you’re not looking for prints, I highly recommend checking this flea market out. I’m earnings have been going into new purchases from there — kinda defeats the point but cool stuff.

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LIC Flea and Food
5-25 46th Avenue


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Hank and Cupcakes

Hank and Cupcakes

Greenpoint, BK

Photo by Carlos Detres


Desperately Looking for Inspiration From Lensbaby

This has been a great year in my career. I’ve been able to survive in New York solely on photography and have collaborated with a lot of people to give life to a vision. I’m totally grateful for all of this but have found myself lacking inspiration these last few weeks.

Yesterday, I went to Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York and brought my camera along for the ride. I hadn’t used my Lensbaby Composer Pro kit in a long time so I figured that I’d bring it and allow fun to seep into photography again (it’s easy to get burned out after a while). I purchased a tour at the winery. We went down into the cellars and the inspiration came at me with the damp, dank smell of this underground chamber. I reached into my camera bag, allowed certain feelings to come through and went nuts. I feel that this experience was all I needed to jumpstart inspiration so here I am, feeling as if I’ve returned from a long sleep.

Brotherhood Winery
Washingtonville, NY
July 21, 2013

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American Exceptionalism Part 2

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Memento Mori (skull, mask, Mardi Gras)

This piece is a great accessory for coming Carnivale season. Inspired by the grim, magical and hallowed aspects of New Orleans, this photograph comes in the ideal size of 13×19 with a A35 border (gallery format).

Purchase HERE for $25.

Photo paper is of top quality with a glossy finish.

Other print sizes available on demand.

Click photo to purchase.

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A Clearing in the Park

During a walk through Central Park one day, I found a clearing in the trees that led to a patchwork of stones and foliage. It didn’t appear as if many people ever went down this way so I took some pictures and marked it in my GPS. I later returned to the site with a model, a couple bottles of wine and a friend of ours who doubled for make up duty. Soon after we started, thunder and lightning fired off in the distance, lighting our otherwise darkened surroundings.

New York
Central Park
2011


Hidden Art at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LA

It’s taken me a few days to get work out of the way so I could post some photos from my recent trip to New Orleans. These are a few from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and probably my first cemetery photos in over a year.

What gets me about this cemetery or any cemetery is the amount of artwork contained within. The eternal marriage of decay and stone is riles my imagination. Pressing my hand against lichen along the cracks and crevices of crypts reminds of thousands of little hands reaching for what lies within. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is rife with religious voodoo markings and offerings, which combined with all of the previously mentioned elements creates an intoxicating harvest of ideas. This cemetery is one of the many, many aspects that make New Orleans a refuge for me. This city awakes my mind.

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Click to enlarge.


+dangerous (The Doll House)

part of an ongoing series I’m working on.