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Fotografo | Pictorialist | Raconteur

My photos are part Blow Salon’s group Fall Art Show 2014, available from August through November in Berkeley, California. Prints of varying sizes, framed and unframed are available. Please contact me directly for further information. My photographs are inherently exploitative, a mélange of traditional and contemporary techniques based on the transformational principles of pictorialism. In this way my images bridge the chasm between personal expression and collective observation, melding the shifting social and cultural attitudes of today. Continue reading

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Above The Line:Practical Movie Reviews Birthday News Year 2.5

It’s birthday time again here at Above The Line: Practical Movie Reviews and this year comes with another milestone – I totally forgot my birthday! So that being said, we turned 2 on May 18th followed by another big accomplishment on August 7th, 2012 when I posted Batman: America’s James Bond and reached my 200th blog post since starting this whole thing back in 2010. I’ll be here, man, because well, the dude abides writing about my high-colored times, low ones too, marveling at the movies and you. See you soon. Continue reading

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Melissa K. Smith: Honey Hunter

Melissa K. Smith’s imagery and expressions reveal an exacting attention to the nether-spaces in color and form where layered, complex spatial formalities meet the intangible, often illusory places between destinations. These structured juxtapositions of space and imagined space tell us that the subjects of her worlds must first begin with their own command of comfortableness before being allowed to exist entirely on their own. “Honey Hunter is me returning to the paint and canvas shapes I love,” Melissa explains about the painting that was accepted for Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program exhibit “Honeycomb 2012”. Continue reading

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