I've lived and been all over, but grew up mostly in Texas. I've done a bit of everything and held many jobs; including four years in the navy. Somehow, all of this brought me to Los Angeles and to photography. I've only been shooting for a few years, but it's now what I love and I can't see myself ever putting down my camera.

For the most part, I photograph only women. I don't know why, but I seem to connect better with them. It's just easy for me to sit and talk to a girl. I don't try to objectify, or put myself first. I genuinely care about everyone I shoot with and I think that comes through in my work. they deserve as much credit as myself.

One final thing... I have a gorgeous wife of four years, and none of this would be possible if she weren't so understanding and supportive of what I do. I know I'm not easy to deal with, but she stands beside me and I really am thankful... I think I should tell her that more.




I love lines and wrinkles, scars and moles... I love rolls and bellies. I love eyes and lips and hands, uncovered and powder removed... I love skin. It all tells the story of our lives, of who we are and where we have been. It's always honest and I find that more beautiful than anything. I don't care for planning and I love the clothes that you wake up in... I want a shoot to have a life of its own. I want the photos to breathe, and to tell a story or maybe just give you a glimpse of who you are when all the walls come down. Sometimes everything just works... I don't think, I just start clicking away... and when it's done, I can't remember half of what I did.

In photography, there is a place for everything, but this is what works for me.




We are given this fake idea of beauty and perfection. We have ten year old girls with eating disorders and women crying when they look in the mirror. Let people be as they are and show the beauty in that. I actually wrote about American Apparel a while ago but forgot about it until you asked this. Sorry to be long winded but this is what I wrote and I think it pretty much sums it up...




I remember when I first heard of American Apparel, and I loved it. There was this beautifully simple, well designed piece of fabric that was made locally and shown on real women. It inspired some sort of pride that by wearing it you were a part of something better, a part of something real, something genuine that didn't come from a boardroom or a paper-thin runway. It was something that came from us, from the people, and that was beautiful.

Maybe I had blinders on, maybe I was just looking at a fairy tale. But, I did see something, something that I thought could be great, something that I thought could have revolutionized the industry. Imagine, photographing real women of all types, in well made clothes that were absent of all the logos and banners that are splattered across every inch of our lives. It was like taking everything we knew and then doing the opposite, and it was beautiful.

The company could have revolutionized the industry and the way we see women. It could have changed who we see as models and who we consider beautiful. I believe it could have changed the way every girl in the world sees herself, and the way everyone else sees her.

...But it didn't. Instead of revolutionizing how we see women, it objectified them. Instead of being associated with taking women a step further, it is associated with porn and rape.

I believe the initial intentions of Dov were good. Why else would you refuse to outsource, pay your factory workers between $1318 USD per hour, offering low-cost full-family healthcare for employees, and take a company position on immigration reform.Too bad the women in his life and on the billboard weren't shown the same respect as the workers that made the clothes.

I really do hate to see something that could have been so much end up like it has. I hate that it could have made such a change, but fell the opposite direction. I think opportunity is still there, maybe even for American Apparel, maybe for someone else. I think the time has come and people are ready, ready to see something better, something real, something genuine.I believe they want something they can be a part of and something they can believe in. It might sound ideological to believe that a clothing company could have such an impact on how we see each other, but I believe it could and I believe it can.




You know what, I don't have a clue if I will ever actually turn a profit... but I love shooting, and people seem to like what I do. I still have a lot to learn, and I can only see myself growing as a photographer and getting to meet a lot of really great people. So yeah, I'm pretty damn happy about where I'm headed.



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