Linger On

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Room 1006
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90015
Tuesday January 20, 2015

Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990. One night while staying at Ace Hotel in LA for work, I was thinking about it and decided to turn my room into a small one-day only exhibition in honor of the photo / Voyager / space exploration in general. I did so using only materials found in-room, with two exceptions. One, the leaf was actually found outside my room on the window ledge of the 10th floor. Second, I borrowed a projector from the hotel to shoot onto the window curtain. Two aspects of the installation are not documented here: a sound recording of the hotel room’s key-lock “beep” slowed down 400% and the room temperature, which was set to be very cold.


Leaf, Ribbon, Can in the Mirror, Epoch of Recombination, Interior Lighght, Sarsen PDX, Gemini is in the House, Helmy in Panama and some untitled works.


In the early to mid 2000s I was spending a lot of time in Second Life –I had the idea to do a sort of “nature photography” there. My dad is a photographer but I never really got the hang of F Stops and ISO whereas here, I was able to play with environmental settings which I felt was analogous. Much of my work from this era is lost, but here are some examples of landscape photography which was a main point of focus.