published in international contemporary masters, vol. VII

I'm proud to be featured as a Premium Artist in this beautiful collection of contemporary art.

I submit for various contests and exhibitions throughout the year, so when I received this book I was thrilled to be a part of it. It’s beautifully printed and has the weight and feel of a quality art book.

The artists represented here are just amazing. I especially like seeing a variety of mediums from artists all over the world.

awards: "sukiyaki western"

"Sukiyaki Western" has been the winningest series of my career, culminating in a solo show at Haus Gallery in Pasadena.

Other honors for this series included: 

  • 2009 Third Place, The Art of Photography Show (San Diego, CA)
  • 2009 Nominated, Photography Master's Cup International Color Awards (London)
  • 2008 Finalist, Photolucida (Portland, OR)

Shooting this was also just a blast. I was so lucky to find dedicated and talented actors and a phenomenal makeup artist. Also, I got the horses from a retired LA police officer living in Pioneer Town for next to nothing.

We got to stay in the coolest “cowboy” motel ever and were treated to a free New Years Eve potluck party at Pappy and Harriet’s Roadhouse put on by the locals. I could never have done this without the kindness and generosity of others.