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My Life, My SoundTrack

Got my first SLR, a Canon F-1 from Baba.

In Utero. Rid of Me. Painful. Souvlaki. Yank Crime. Fucked Up Inside. The Buried Life.

Got accepted to and started school at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in Oakland/San Francisco with Larry Sultan & Jim Goldberg as my professors.

OK COMPUTER. The Lonesome Crowded West. Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. Either/Or. Perfect From Now On. I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One. The Boatman's Call. Dig Your Own Hole. Dots & Loops. Earthling. Mag Earwhig. Dead Elvis.

Graduated CCA moved to Berlin, Germany and began work as a (photo)journalist writing and photographing for URB, The ExBerliner and *surface magazine.

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Figure 8. Dongs of Sevotion. The Teaches of Peaches. #1. Rings Around the World. The Red Line. Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons. Young Effectuals.

Moved to NY, NY to Ave D & 9th St. and became a full-time photographer and a daily patron of Ninth Street Espresso. Printed 3-5 days a week at BethSchiffer Darkrooms and ran up my credit card like crazy. Tried to laugh it off while taking classes and watching shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Vespertine.

They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top.

Rock Action. Things We Lost In the Fire. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Source Tags & Codes. You Forgot It In People. Suicide Invoice.

Continued work as a photographer and art directed my shoots for Getty and Corbis Images and frequented Café Mogador and The Pink Pony after moving to a studio apartment on 1st & 1st.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The Private Press. You Are Free. Chutes Too Narrow. Elephant. Fever to Tell. Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. The Lemon of Pink. Ghosts of the Great Highway. Melody A.M.

Formed a film production company, Death on Holiday, w/ Bob Peyton & Tristan Waldroop and released two short films Donna James & Gary + 4 WEEKS

Apologies to the Queen Mary. Takk… Blinking Lights and Other Revelations. Illinois. Before the Dawn Heals Us. Rather Ripped. Show Your Bones. The Great Destroyer.

On a whim submitted my first ever feature length script to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab Competition and got accepted (The Life Club). And then it happened again (The Great Destroyer). And again (Hank & Henry).

In Rainbows. Neon Bible. Sounds of Silver. Hissing Fauna You Are the Destroyer. Person Pitch. Wincing the Night Away. The Reminder. Saturdays=Youth. Antidotes. Third.

Left NY for Portland, Oregon and tried not to be a character from Portlandia.

Halcyon Digest. Forgiveness Rock Record. Before Today. This Is Happening. Melted. Frankie Rose & the Outs.

Ended my "retirement" in Portland to go back to NY- then got offered an editing job in Los Angeles.

Pure Heroine. Modern Vampires of the City. Trouble Will Find Me. Silence Yourself.  MBV.

 Today…photographing and working in VR+360 at xRez.

Little Deaths. Slowdive. Too True. Lemonade. Post Pop Depression. Emotional Mugger. Black Star. Glow in the Dark. A Weird Exits.

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Image Credit:

Self Portrait with Debi. E 1st Street. NY, NY.

Polaroid from a Hasselblad back.

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