Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snaps from the last few weeks…

Been here, been there. Here are a few landscapes from the past few weeks…

Jet skis
Coney Island, NY

Newbury, MA

Traditional New England home.
Newbury, MA

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Land flooded by beavers
Daleville, PA

View from the Airtrain to JFK Airport
Queens, NY

Basketball Court
Bed Stuy Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Now I at least have a semi excuse...

"The truth is no portrait of substance has people smiling. Look at the history of painting, Rembrandt, Titian, Goya, Velasquez, Sargent, Vermeer, DaVinci, etc., the subjects gaze to the viewer is neutral at best, neither inviting nor forbidding. It is there for the viewer to see and feel. Smiling is like much of American popular culture, superficial and misleading. It is part of our vernacular, but it should be expunged in photographs."

– Rodney Smith

The End Starts Here via, wizwow


Taryn Simon...

I like what she's talking about, I like the way it was shot. Not much else I can say.

Taryn Simon: Shot True on

Monday, December 12, 2011


Thank you to Jenny Barnes for featuring my work on her site

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Ink Butter...

Homies featured on tattoo culture blog Ink Butter.

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Koi Koi Koi

Homies featured on creative culture blog Koi Koi Koi.

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Russian Esquire...

Russian Esquire did a feature on my Homies series. Navigation is a bit weird so it might be hard to find, but they have some great work up on there.

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Berlin Culture Blog Knicken....

Art and culture blog from Berlin Knicken did a little feature on Homies.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lost At E Minor...

Thank you to the art and culture blog Lost At E Minor for posting about the Homies project...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Milk Gallery Underground show in NYC opening 11.17.11

I have two prints from the Homies series in a group show at the Milk gallery. I will not be in town for the opening reception but I'm sure it will be a good time. Two friends, Ryan Bailey and Mark Hartman, have work in the show. More info on the flyers below.

BoyleGhosts (Las Vegas 1).psd


Tuesday, November 08, 2011's LightBox

My feature on's LightBox just posted in the In Progress section. Pretty excited about it!

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

500 photographers

Just got the news that I have been featured on  Pieter Wisse's blog 500 Photographers. It is a pretty amazing list and I am very flattered to be included. This blog was included in Life's best photo blogs of 2011 along with Pete Brook's blog Prison Photography and Jörg M. Colberg's blog Conscientious that I was featured on previously.

Thank you Pieter!

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Peanut Butter Thoughts...

The illustration and photography inspiration site Peanut Butter Thoughts recently gave me a little love...

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This is the What becoming a printed mag...

I have mentioned in past posts about Kate Osba's blog This is the What. She has featured me and my work twice now and I can't thank her enough for her support of my work. She has just started a Kickstarter project to make a printed version of her blog. Donate what you can! Check it out here.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snaps from the past two months...

Funny how much I edit down for a post when I just let a card fill up for a bit.

These first few are from my road trip back east with my dad and Shug. Didn't shoot nearly as much as I did on the move to LA back in 2009 but we didn't stop as much either.

Shug on watch in Nevada

My Father, Angelo Amengual, outside Moab, UT

Passed through Arches again so my dad could see it. Still one of my favorite places I've ever been to. Need to plan a serious camping/backpacking trip in UT someday.
North Window Arch
Arches National Park, UT

Somewhere in IL

Niagara Falls, NY

Me, Dad, and Shug
Niagara Falls, NY

Did a gig in Coney Island right when I got back. It is the last season before they strip the place of all its soul.
Coney Island, NY

Ryan Bailey great dude, good assistant and rad photographer. Check out his work, especially his projects section
Ryan Bailey on the Coney Island Pier

Also found where all the old school NYC garbage cans go to die.
Coney Island, NY

Made it up to MA a few times already, mostly to deal with some stuff in storage but we did make it to the beach.
Shug enjoying the sun.
Salisbury Beach Reservation, MA

Man in a cold ocean.
Salisbury Beach Reservation, MA

Some snaps from a recent travel gig.
Hotel room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Condos in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Out to sea…

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Website update

Been a crazy month being back here in NYC. I'll hopefully get to a snaps update this week but today I just finished a website update. I still want to shoot a bit more on the Day Laborers project but I thought I would post my favorite twelve portraits that I have taken so far. I also added a Commercial section, here you can see selected pages from the annual report I recently worked on for NDLON and the informational brochure for The Iraqi Ministry of Energy that was completed last year. I have also added quotes from a few of the subjects of my Homies series, which I think adds another layer to that project.

Here is a mini gallery of the Day Laborers:

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

En Foco Fellowship

I was also recently awarded with an honorable mention at this year's En Foco fellowship. You can see more info on my artist page on their site and about the show that I will be apart of next year here in NYC.

Special thanks to juror Michael Mazzeo for selecting my work.

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Just got an email day before yesterday notifying me that I will have a print in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in Texas. The print is of Adrien Caceres from the Homies series.

Adrien Caceres 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Michael Mazzeo Gallery Blog

Thank you to the Michael Mazzeo for recently mentioning me and the Homies series on his blog.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NYC again!

As some of you must know by now Kate and I are moving back to NYC. I thought I should do a quick post about it. Los Angeles has been great. In the last two years I shot two projects that I am very proud of, 'Homies' and the soon to be completed 'Day Laborers'. I had a lifestyle change that I plan to continue in NYC. And most importantly I have met some amazing people and made some great friendships that I will have for the rest of my life. I can't wait to come back for work or for fun and see everyone. Too many people to thank individually on here, but I hope to see you in person before I leave. I hit the road around mid Sept. with my Dad for a week or so road trip back to the East Coast. Should be a good little adventure and I should have a few nice blog posts from it like I did from our trip out here.

There were many reasons to stay and many to go back, in the end NYC won out.

I am already researching and lining up some projects for the East Coast. Good things to come!

Pete Brook's Kickstarter Project: 'Prison Photography' on the Road: Stories Behind the Photos

A few posts ago I talked about my recent interview on the acclaimed blog Prison Photography by Pete Brook. Pete has started a kickstarter funding campaign to raise money to take 'Prison Photography' on the Road.

Several photographers including myself have donated prints to raise money for this project. DONATE whatever you can or even buy a print and help Pete make this happen.

You can learn more about the project on his blog or on the Kickstarter page.

and here's Pete's pitch

I will also be one of the people he interviews.



Did a job in Utah last month. Was a really nice time, with a really great crew and production company, Aspen Productions, they were awesome. Can't sing their praises enough. Liz and Jere run a smooth ship.

Clouds from a small airplane.

Dead bugs in a web.
Lake Powell, UT/AZ

Lake Powell, UT/AZ

Ranch Dog
Zion, UT

Zion, UT

Zion, UT

Moab, UT

Hot air baloon handlers
Moab, UT

Small rodent like animal
Moab, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Delicate Arch, UT

Moab, UT