Professional photographer, director, writer.
New York. New Orleans.
I mix art and fashion with technology. Kanye West loved my fashion story about black skinheads. I’m the guy behind those Hysterical Literature videos. I get zef with Die Antwoord. My Long Portraits inspired a Superbowl commercial. I got dirty during Hurricane Katrina. I think subculture is culture. I think deeply about how the present creates the future.
My dad was a Canadian national running pot over the border from Mexico. My mom was a Cajun hippie runaway, go-go dancing on Bourbon Street. They met, married, and went on a lifelong road trip, conceiving me in the back of a VW van on the way. I saw more by age ten than most people do their whole life, and this informs my work.
Editorial clients include: Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The FADER, Glamour, Elle, GQ, Surface, SPIN, Clear, Planet, URB, Vellum, Vice, Nerve, Metropop, Oyster, Smithsonian, Icon, Dezeen, Zink, XXL.
Advertising clients include: Dolby, Converse, Nike, Charles & Colvard, HarperCollins, Eli Lilly, Ad Council, David Yurman, Interscope Records, Mulholland Books. Agencies include: Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Grey Worldwide, VSA, Brand New School.
Gallery exhibitions include: SixSpace Gallery, Envoy Gallery, Larissa Goldston Gallery, Grimmuseum Berlin, Krause Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, alongside artists including Terence Koh, Steven Meisel, Tracey Emin, Bruce Nauman, Lisa Yuskavage, Will Cotton, John Currin, Zak Smith, Bruce la Bruce, Nick Knight, Mario Sorrenti, and Steven Klein.
My art and music videos have been viewed over 20 million times, and feature artists like Die Antwoord, Big Freedia, Xiu Xiu, Cocorosie, and Nicky Da B.