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Some of the most exciting artists for me have worked closely with music. Some of my favorites being Rick Griffin, David Carson, Craig Howell, and Frank Kozik. I started this project back in college. I was taking various art classes and playing music in the local bars and trying to stay in school, but kept on dropping out, then dropping back in ...and then out. But the class and the quarter that probably mattered the most in my life was in Black and White Photography with Deborah Orloff. That’s when things starting to click in my head about art, photography, music, freaky people, long discussions and wine, and I slowly started piecing out in my head all the possible things that I really had to do. Deborah Orloff showed me everything I needed to know, how to mess with the development process, how to get contrast, how to get motivated on projects, and she showed me artists that did way more than just take a picture with a camera...artists that were creative and created photographs that resembled anything but what I was used to seeing as a photograph. I learned that you could create photographs with the same emotional feelings as I played guitar. This changed everything. I then started my career as a live music photographer, documenting the scenes that I encountered through my eyes and feelings that were influenced by the band and the people that 118

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

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