"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" — Steve Jobs. In his commencement address to the Stanford Graduating Class of 2005, Jobs discusses how his life changed after being diagnosed with cancer, that he looks at himself in the mirror each morning and asks this question. For this photo, I wanted to look as if I were standing in front of a mirror brushing my teeth, and printed a shirt to display the quote.
Most of the photos I take are usually on the go with my iPhone. Instead of posting a great deal of mediocre images here, I suggest you visit my Instagram.
Video created for Uber’s JUMP brand of electric ride sharing bikes NYC launch.
This was a sample video created to show off features of an upcoming app.
Genesis Central Park Ride
Teaser for a race we held in Central Park for Ride Genesis Electric Skateboards. Directed/Edited
Protocol Director Mode
Short Promo for new app feature. Shot/Edited/Visual Effects/Music.
Promo for Protocol Dronium 3X. Directed/Shot/Edited/Music
Short Promo for the Protocol NeoDrone AP Drone. Directed/Shot/Edited/Effects
One Bedroom Studio
Sometimes the projects I do never really see the light of day, as with this illustration originally conceived for the New York Times story on lease-reassignment app, Flip. While not as noble as gracing the pages of The Grey Lady, we did find a use for this piece in Flip's weekly newsletter.
I was the editor-in-chief of my school's yearbook during my senior year of college. Unfortunately, I was the only one on staff. I did the layout and design of every page, took the majority of photos, and wrote most of the copy (with a great deal of help from my friend Zachary Parker)— all while working another full-time job throughout the summer after I graduated. My secret? Lunch hour naps.
Originally proposed and designed in 2008 (on the first version of Adobe's Creative Suite mind you) ULM's literary journal, The Helicon, was to be resurrected after a 6 year hiatus. Unfortunately, before the book could be printed we lost our director, along with most of our funding. When the new director arrived, it seemed very unlikely that the journal would ever be printed. For every year that passed I created a cover with a new date (2008, 2009, 2010..) only to see it go nowhere, but the editor (Zachary Parker) kept to it. Nearly a year after we graduated Zach managed to secure funding and get all the approvals needed. In 2012, we finally had our copies.
This video was actually made to accompany my application for a job at Jagermeister. Unfortunately, they had already hired someone before I spent all weekend working on it.
Drones For Everyone
I created this video for the 2017 holiday season for Protocol NY. I made a previous stop motion utilizing music equalizer bars and thought presents could work really well for the same concept.
Terrible First Efforts
"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. Start by getting something— anything— down on paper." Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird. Ink, spray paint, and chalk on paper.
Video created for Super Bowl XLIX. Clay, laserjet prints, vinyl cut lettering on paper.
I was fortunate enough to be able to make it down to Nashville for the 2017 total solar eclipse with my family. I created this stop-motion from a series of photos I took periodically while waiting for totality to occur.
How To Make Bulletproof Coffee
This video was made with writer Chris Gayomali as a promotion for his story on bulletproof coffee.
This video takes the premise of life auditing, which involves organizing your goals and ambitions. When I saw the arrangement of the color coded Post-It notes used, it reminded me of a still frame from an audio frequency spectrum. From this idea, I made a complete video using the Post-Its as bars in the spectrum. Music by John Potts. Pen on paper.
A Tinder (Love) Story
Pen and marker on paper.
I Don't Feel Like It
"You don't have to feel like doing something in order to do it." — Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. Marker and vinyl cut lettering on wood.
During 2013, when selfie became Oxford's "Word Of The Year" and the hashtag craze swept the nation, I created #selfieNYC as an experiment to track audience engagement. I placed mirrors in subway stations and out in the streets of New York City, and using the hashtag #selfieNYC, tracked over 1000 pictures taken using just a handful of mirrors in a few weeks. Check out the project at selfienyc.com. Vinyl cut lettering on glass mirrors. (12" x 12")
A Great Development Opportunity
Like much of Louisiana, Monroe has a very high rate of poverty. In these low income areas, when businesses fail or shut down, there is usually nothing to replace them. Abandoned for years, these buildings fall apart from weathering and vandalism. Vacant properties are often associated with squatters, drug use, and violence, which ails an already impoverished community. To bring attention to the developing potential (and lack of) in these areas, I created a "real estate advertisement" of a nearby abandoned processing plant, listing its address and the phrase A Great Development Opportunity. The mural itself was placed on the boards of yet another abandoned building in the heart of the up-and-coming downtown. Laserjet prints and wheat paste. (162" x 88")
All New Beginnings
"All new beginnings come from quitting something." — Bo Ren, Facebook Product Manager. Pen on paper. (9" x 12")