Sunday, April 24, 2011

montauk point lighthouse

I'm currently in Miami, making my way south to the Keys for my best friend's wedding. Last week I visited Montauk, Long Island and captured this lighthouse with my Nikon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

kрасная жара

Katya (red heat) will always remember her American comrade with this golden combination I created for her. I made it strong, like a Russian tank. I'm obsessed with chains at the moment, come get some. 

Model: Katya Belkina
18k yellow gold seamless w/ 22k Indian drop, 22k Indian rope spinners, 18k yellow gold 108 cable chain

Monday, April 18, 2011

aaron hunsaker

My good friend Aaron Hunsaker was in town this week, teaching a yoga workshop at Pure Yoga.  It was so good to share some time with him and catch up. Keep an eye out for Aaron, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of him on the east coast. You can currently find Aaron teaching at Centered City Yoga in my beloved Salt Lake City.

108 ism

Today, April 18th is the 108th day of the year. It's also a full moon, Jewish Passover and when the legendary "last supper" of Jesus Christ and his disciples supposedly took place. Something to think about.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Charles Moore

I visited the Charles Moore exhibit today @ the Steven Kasher Gallery on the recommendation of my friend Ellen. Moore made some of the most significant photographs of the civil rights movement. His work ignited my emotions, I was left feeling ashamed of my association with the human race. Images of grown men beating women with clubs now haunt my mind. I can't help making the connection between this brutality and the one we are currently inflicting on other species. "Humankind is not supreme"!  -downcast

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This video was filmed in my old apartment building in Brooklyn.

portrait: mia keller

Mia is one of my favorite people to photograph because she is so animated. Always a good time! She hates this one, but its my favorite. Sorry dude. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Evan Owen Dennis shot this short film over the past couple of years for New York Adorned. It turned out out beautiful. Narrated by owner/ jewelry designer and visionary Lori Leven.

NY Adorned “Tradition” from Evan Owen Dennis on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

venus project/ jacque fresco

I first learned of the Venus Project and futurist Jacque Fresco's work from The Zeitgeist film series in 2007. The main goal of this series are to create awareness about the world we share, the problems we face, along with what we can do to make it better as a collective species. I find Jacques work very interesting and extremely relevant in these drastically changing times.


Jacque Fresco's background includes industrial design and social engineering, as well as being a forerunner in the field of Human Factors. Mr. Fresco has worked as both designer and inventor in a wide range of fields spanning from biomedical innovations to totally integrated social systems.
The Venus Project reflects the culmination of Jacque Fresco's life work: the integration of the best of science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society based on human and environmental concern. It is a global vision of hope for the future of humankind in our technological age.

The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.

Monday, April 4, 2011

conch/ lobe piercing

I had a lot of fun dressing these two simple piercings up in gold. The chain and bead give this modern piercing an ancient feel.

18k yellow gold captive ring w/ 22k Indian granulation bead and 18k yellow gold cable chain