While in Seattle last Summer, I caught up with internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, D*Face. He and his team of right-hand assistants were just starting a second mural project called “Kant Complain”. This mural was in conjunction with his solo show at Treason Gallery.
I first met Dean Stockton 5 years ago when he created the first of three amazing murals for the art & music festival, Life is Beautiful. I've always loved documenting his process.
On a beautiful weekend in March of this year, the Plaza Hotel and Casino hosted its first annual Demolition Derby. I was hired by the Plaza to cover the atmosphere. They gave me the freedom to find stories and perspectives. Being a long time fan of dirt track motor sports and the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas, I jumped at the chance.
A year ago I started boxing and photographing professionals and their journey to spotlight. It is an on-going project and I'm not sure where it will lead me. The commitment and dedication I've seen in and outside the gym is awe inspiring.
It was a thrill to capture behind the scenes moments for the UFC Contender Series. The energy in and outside the octagon is electric. The air backstage is thick with mental focus and hangs heavy with hopes and dreams. I look forward to more opportunities into this window of dedication, sacrifice, and journey to the spotlight for these fighters.
Good friends, Michael and Jennifer Cornthwaite opened La Playa and Al Campo last year in Marfa, Texas. I had always heard about what an amazing destination Marfa is. I went out there during the TransPecos Art and Music Festival. The town, the people and the great vibes, it lived up to all the hype!
I met Adam a.k.a. Pretty Done earlier this year after I saw his mural downtown Las Vegas and commissioned him for a custom jacket. I love his style of abstract pop and how he applies free flow painting to anything. He would like to see his art: animated, made into toys and his designs on everything from apparel to furniture. He is one of the most prolific artists I've ever met. These photos are just the beginning of an ongoing creative collaboration.