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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:24:54 +0000Scout Tafoya, the film essayist, approached after our screening at the BlackStar Film Festival to congratulate me on making a "fucking awesome film."
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:37:20 +0000Flying out to LA I knew one thing was certain, I would return a changed person – baptized by the fact that I could now, officially, call myself a feature filmmaker. The festival itself was 9 days, but I stayed in LA for just over two weeks, saw at least 14 movies, and talked myself […]
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:00:07 +0000Though you always imagine music being written and placed into your film, one of the things I hadn’t pictured at the start of this process was standing in a room while the cellist and composer record the music. Pictured, Alexandre “Diesel” Varela and Kristine Kruta, who wrote and performed our original score in a whirlwind […]
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:07:27 +0000Here’s an article in The Hollywood Reporter about my film, 72 Hours: a Brooklyn Love Story?. In it I talk a bit about the process of adapting a short documentary into a narrative feature. And there’s even an exclusive clip from the film embedded in the article.
Sun, 15 May 2016 17:40:51 +0000Diogenes Brito, a designer at Slack, writes about his decision to make the skin color of the Add to Slack button brown. Why was the choice an important one, and why did it matter to the people of color who saw it? The simple answer is that they rarely see something like that. These people […]
Tue, 10 May 2016 17:55:24 +0000Live in LA? Like film? Love Brooklyn? Trailer here. The show is Thursday June 2nd at 9pm. Don’t miss out.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:46:15 +0000I’ve been waiting to say something like this for years. My first feature film, “72 Hours: a Brooklyn Love Story?” will make its World Premiere in competition at the LA Film Festival. It is a tremendous honor and I couldn’t be more proud. See the trailer here, or sign up for updates on the project […]
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:17:40 +0000After a recent two-week trip to Morocco in which I shot several thousand images, I have much to share. The question is format. For the first time, I’ve been exploring printing the work. The trip covered Marrakech, Fes, the Atlas mountains, the Merzouga Dunes and more. So much to see, and even more to visit […]
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:48:27 +0000A comment on Soundcloud: “Black tears! I can feel my soul dancing & crying”
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:21:43 +0000Just keep scrolling. This Instagram feed will reward you. (via @khoi)
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 06:24:41 +0000This post by Jason Kottke is one of my favorites. I’ve re-read it several times since it was first published in 2012. In it he considers two approaches to running a business, but it’s the commingled sense of fret and wonder that makes it worth the repeated visits.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:47:29 +0000This essay by Crag Mod asks the question, “will digital books ever replace print?” Call it a state-of-digital-books referendum. Beautifully written and digitally bound. To read a book once is to know it in passing. To read it over and over is to become confidants. The relationship between a reader and a book is measured […]
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:46:57 +0000A recent film project took me all over the city — and the boroughs. These shots were caught in between. All happen to have been captured in Manhattan. The last two happen to have been captured a half-block apart.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:03:06 +0000One could have an entire career photographing Coney Island. Numerous photo books and essays have been shot in the area. In his recent guide to the neighborhood, Scott Newman showed some of the highlights. The mix of people and vistas is unlike any in the city. The socioeconomic forces that make the area both a […]
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:12:57 +0000Great characters and writing by Jordan Ritter Conn. A dose of reality about the silent majority of athletes with professional aspirations: For some of the players on tour, this is how their basketball lives end: not at their college senior day or an NBA retirement ceremony, but on a Wednesday evening in a Berlin suburb, […]