Here are some installations photographs of my self portrait Hydrangea selcted by juror Ann Jastrab from the opening of the Contemporary Portraiture Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. This image was taken in October 2018 in Grand Manan Canada. The island is a remote island off the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia and I go there each year to make new work. It is a special place for me. I love its remoteness, beauty and quietness. It gives me a chance to recharge from the chaos of NYC and spend a week on just focusing on my creativity.
This past September Nazzereno from my Descendants series was selected by jurors Kris Graves and Hamidah Glasgow for The Center Forward Exhibition. I am pleased to announce that the image has been acquired by The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins Colorado. This will make my second acquisition in 3 months. I am very honored that my Descendants series has gotten so much recognition and interest. The series started out as something I wanted to create just for myself and had no intentions of exhibiting the work. Thank You to Douglas Ramirez for your encouragement and advice to put the series out there to see what happens.
I was honored to have two images from my Descendants series selected by Gordon Stettinius and Ashby Nickerson in this summers Unbound 7 exhibition at Candela Gallery in Richmond VA. I was even more honored to have my grandfather Alfredo, acquired to the gallery's permanent collection. This was my first gallery acquisition and what a thrill to learn the news.
This has been an incredible year. I am excited to share that I have been selected for Photolucida 2018 Critical Mass Top 50 for my series Descendants. I have been selected as a finalist for three years and never in my wildest dreams thought that I would ever make into the Top 50. I humbled and grateful for the recognition. Thank you to Laura Moya and to all the jurors of Photolucida for this incredible recognition.
See all of the Critical Mass Top 50 here
This opportunity came as a result of being selected as a Critical Mass Top 50 Finalists. Chris Kovacs was one of the jurors from Photolucida, he saw my work from my Descendants series and reached out. Chris is the publisher of Adore Noir magazine and recently has started a new publication called MonoChroma. My work from Descendants along with an interview will be showcased along with five other artists.
I am very excited to be the winner of the Light Issue and the first photographer chosen for the Innugural Issue of All About Photo Magazine. Thank you to Sandrine Hermand-Grisel for selecting my work. For this magazine Sandrine chose fifteen photographers for their different approach to the definition of photography itself: "Drawing with light" My work from my series Raven's Point was selected First Place accompanied with a feature article and interview
Read the interview here