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El Bosque | Vol. 1

As we finally approach the descent on winter’s slope, looking forward to the slide into spring, here is a selection of stills from a personal project shot in a kinder weathered Central Park, NYC. 

The project came about from a portfolio showing visit to New York in the early months of 2013.  Following our usual approach of exploring an environment with a subject or two, the story most often comes together on location with a few initial ideas to springboard the creative.  NY-based actor Jason Hurt and I set off into the woods of Central Park with limited time, a few props and ideas nestled in our pockets and minds.  The result of our time together in the park has become “El Bosque,” a tale of visuals loosely woven around the writings of Henry David Thoreau. 

When it comes to personal shooting, I enjoy getting into the grit of a subject and pushing the boundaries to explore new territories.  In this first look I am pleased to share the experience through the still images of the story and look forward to sharing the second installment in the form of a cinematic narrative.


Backpacks, backyards, microscopes and classrooms embody the wide range of props and destinations from a recent production for Target's "Take Charge of Education / TCOE" campaign.  Produced in colloboration with Minneapolis based little, this was a shoot ripe with color, light, textures and of course energy and emotion from our talent.  A great cause to rally behind, TCOE is an ongoing intiative endorsed by Target which has donated over $387 million to K-12 schools since 1997. 

Traveller Denim

South by Southwest is underway and we’re pretty stoked to have a presence at one of the country's most innovative events. Proudly partnering with Austin-based Traveller Denim, the short film above profiles the Traveller brand and their philosophy + approach to ‘bespoke’ custom-tailored jeans and apparel. 

Made by hand, following American tradition, Traveller Denim uses vintage industrial machines and the finest Japanese and Cone Mills selvedge ‘to bring you the best pair of jeans you’ll ever own.’ 

The film will premier at the Big Blind Ramble Music Festival, a party hosted by Traveller Denim as part of the 2014 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference.