(If you hate walls of text, here’s the abridged version.)
About the Man
I owe everything I am as an artist to graphic novels from the 70s. I learned how to read because of Warren Comics. As an artist, my teachers were people like Frank Frazetta, and my classroom was Heavy Metal Magazine. Born and raised in New Jersey during the 80′s, I was an incorrigible hell-raiser as a child, but back then they called it “gifted and talented”. Later, I cleaned up my act and eventually found myself on the other side of the country riding the dot-com wave. Since then I’ve found myself traveling across the country, taking photos of abandoned structures, and painting pin-up art.
From the beginning I was destined to be a creative. Through the years I have been driven by the challenge of self-expression. Never settling on any one specific area of development, I became a multi-talented creative. I’ve turned into a walking media development lab. I challenge the process to seek improvement.
After ten years of traveling the majority of the United States, I devoted some time to set-design and fabrications for Haunt attractions and I had a wonderful time as a fire-arms dealer for a while. After the economic downturn effected my local-local economy, I elected to move to Philadelphia and enroll into college.
In the meantime, I’ve started two software development companies. The first one was Don Draper’d, so I had to try it a second time. Also, my greatest accomplishment happened while I was living there. My lovely daughter was born.
Now I live in Atlanta, where I use my years of experience working for Haunts and have transitioned into film and video. It’s been a wild ride! This whole “New Hollywood” thing is kinda fun. Even if it’s ass-backwards sometimes.
Before I forget, I’m a published photographer, a retired fire performer, an award winning special effects makeup artist, fiction writer, occasionally a musician, and when the moon is full, I’m a Doctor of Journalism. I’m an ordained minister, and I’m obsessed with cinematography. I believe that nonsense is our salvation. I also believe we should try to be nice to each other. Even if that means being a jerk once in a while.
I’m a gracefully aging punk rocker, a warrior poet, an egomaniac with a low self-esteem, and an angry citizen. I also make sure to open the door for my date.
Sometimes I mix things up by making bad choices, but that’s what builds character. The most important lesson? One should never take themselves too seriously, and one can never take what they love seriously enough.
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About the Mission
This website is for the sole purpose of spreading awareness of what I’m up to, either in terms of what I’m creating, or what I’m a part of creating. I share what I do, because joy spread is doubled. No really, it sounds hokey, but try it.
About the Website (The Colophon)
This website has existed on and off (mostly on) since September 9th, 1999. There have been 13+ revisions of this site since then. In the beginning I used notepad to code it, and Adobe PS 4.0 to make it look pretty. For over a decade I used Dreamhost. I always coded with responsive design in mind, and was even an early adopter as a member of the Web Standards Project, so I’d like to think I was part of the grassroots campaign that created our current industry standard (thank you Jeffrey Zeldman.) Now I’m pretty lazy about the whole thing and I host and support with WordPress. I’m pretty sure in an emergency I could still whip something up in notepad, but I’d still cheat and use Bootstrap as my framework.