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Time Traveler

A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit photographer, Daniel Carrillo, in his south Seattle studio. Carrillo demonstrated his daguerreotype photo process and shared his techniques with an eager crowd of photo enthusiasts. 

His images remind me of the work of Edward Curtis, another northwest photographer who worked in this region during the late 1800's. Carrillo's work has the grit and intrigue of vintage photographs but they also exude a contemporary confidence.The combination of these characteristics is what makes Carrillo's work so mesmerizing and you can see it in these portraits posted below...



More about the artist....
Daniel Arutro Carrillo Lozano (b. 1973) is a self-taught mezzotint artist and photographer. Born in Mexico and raised in California, he moved to Seattle in 1997. His work has been exhibited in many galleries and juried exhibitions and is now on display at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.

He is currently photographing members of the Seattle area arts…

Gold Rush

Back in the studio and working on some fun projects after what has been an amazing summer and action packed August. Here are a few photo highlights from last month....

I gold leafed my arm for the encore opening at Grover Thurston. I wanted to wear a big metal cuff and couldn't find one so I painted this on my arm using traditional gold leaf. It was a bit like having a golden tattoo and it was easily removed the next day with a little tea tree oil.

The following week I had guests in the studio as part of a stock photography shoot for Getty Images. Photographer, Tom Barwick, and his lovely assistant, Brooke, photographed me working in my space. 




A few days after these photos were taken I boarded a plane headed for the Hawaiian island of Maui. It was my first visit there and I spent the entire week in the ocean. The reefs provided an abundance of inspiration in color, texture and form that I know will have an impact on my work in the future. I got to swim with majestic sea turtles and …