Joined September 2009

I am mainly a self-portraiture artist who began experimenting with the camera as a means to express myself in the year 2009. I am...


The fine art of photographic self-expressionism in ten seconds….

There is a space. It lasts but ten seconds. I place myself within it like breath enters lungs. I flow in and out of it to deliver life to every other part of who I am. This ten-second space sustains me in its impermanence. It feeds me everything the other spaces don’t. And at the same time, when I am in it, there are no other spaces. There is only that space in which I am born and I die in a little fraction of time. Like an insect. It is short, but it contains my whole life. And it is a life that is woven into the fabric of all life here on our planet. Its expression inevitably results in my self-portraiture art.

WELCOME to my Gallery and thank you for your visit!
I self-taught myself photography in the year 2009.
I use it as an auto-biographical outlet of sorts, and thrive on the spontaneous thrill of creating all my self portraits on a ten second timer.

I most appreciate comments on my photos as I learn and draw inspiration from them. I feel genuinely honored you are here to view my work.

“I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.”

Anais Nin

“Since my art’s subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.”

Frida Kahlo

“Love is the axis and breath of my life.
The art I produce is a byproduct, an excrescence of love, the song I sing, the joy which must explode, the overabundance — that is all!”

Anais Nin
Oct. 21, 1934

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  • Joined: September 2009
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