Back in the maudlin days of this blog it was hard to imagine some of the wonderful things that have happened in my professional life over the past few years. The only things to report were the reality that those things were decidedly not happening. I started to make the posts here less personal, more […]
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the word lucubrate means “to write or study, especially by night.” It comes from the latin root lucubrare which means to work by lamplight. There’s a pejorative tone to how the word is used in present-day English as the New Oxford notes that lucubrations, usually plural, describe “a […]
Waking up to news of the police killing of Daunte Wright, 20, in a town near Minneapolis sent my emotions through the spin cycle. These events are both regular and unpredictable. As a rapid response, I created a jersey design within Instagram’s stories feature. Later in the day I learned that the artist Karine Varga, […]
That headline isn’t clever, but damned if it doesn’t do the job. Journalist Ben Osborne made me comfortable enough to speak in my own language, to cry, and to wax on the talismanic quality of jerseys in my life, and then set it up with a feathery sentence like this: Sports also carry the nostalgic […]
Here’s a short documentary about the Fall Tour I did with Unarmed. It streamed as part of the YouTube Originals special Black Renaissance, alongside segments by Barack and Michelle Obama, Anderson.Paak, Killer Mike, Stacey Abrams, and other luminaries – a great honor. The segment played at the 55-minute mark, directly after a meditation on protest in […]
I shot these during a series of afternoon walks I took while living in Ensenada, Mexico for a couple months. The pandemic was still raging south of the border, too, but at least the sunsets were decent. I’ve placed these and other shots from the American southwest in a new photo set documenting some of […]
A post-election swoop through the Southwestern USA in the months November through March.
In the month of February I had my first solo show as an artist at Leon Gallery in Denver. The exhibition featured my work for Unarmed and a few images from my recent travels in the American Southwest. The pivot from ‘filmmaker’ to ‘artist’ has not been as daunting as I thought it might be, […]
I recently created a short, personal documentary about Unarmed for the YouTube Originals special Black Renaissance, which will be hosted by Barack and Michelle Obama. The show streams February 26th.
Unarmed has moved from an online-only art project to a full-time thing over the last six months. Here’s a short essay telling the story, with an introduction to my new collaborators.