Nine small exhibitions at Andrew Smith Gallery

January 18, 2023

Three photos from Iquitos and two from my project, “Mountain fields like stairways of stone” on view at Andrew Smith Gallery in Tucson, AZ for their grand opening of a new gallery space in 2021. The show was titled “Nine small exhibitions.”


November 25, 2022

‘etudes’ is a zine of photos I made with my 8×10 while living in Los Angeles in early 2018. They subject matter is diverse but I thought about trying to bring together photos where I was pushing myself formally and compositionally. The zine is printed on this kind of kitschy silver paper that I think is marketed for wedding invitations. There’s a kind of split-tone effect with the shadows being fairly matte from the laser printer toner while the highlights glint with reflections of light off the paper. The effect is basically impossible to photograph. 

Maravilla del Mundo

October 16, 2019

Maravilla del Mundo consists of photographs of my work from Iquitos, Peru between 2011 and 2017. The book was published by Photogramas in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 2018. Printed in China in an edition of 750 on Phoenixmotion Xantur paper, the book measures 216x279mm. The book was edited by myself and Pablo Cabado and designed by Ricardo Báez. It is available at the FOLA bookstore in Buenos Aires and directly from myself in the United States. Please contact me directly for purchasing info.

Here’s a page-thru video of the book:

I know at a glance, Step Gallery, February 2015

June 21, 2019

My MFA thesis show took place at Step Gallery in Phoenix in the spring of 2015. The body of work I showed is called I know at a glance and deals with my gay identity and my encounters with and responses to photographic modernism. A few months after the show I was interviewed by  Mikey Estes for the Phoenix New Times and we talked more about the ideas in and behind this work (here’s a link to Mikey’s website). Here are some installation shots from the show.

Maravilla del Mundo at Bufeo, April 2016

June 21, 2019

My first solo show in Perú was in Callao at the Galeria Bufeo, a no longer active gallery specializing in Amazonian art. The gallery was housed in an old building in the historic section of the port city. The adobe interior was substantially degraded and I felt like there was an interesting dialog between the walls of the space and the content of the photographs. The show was curated by Christian Bendayán and the wall text was hand-painted by Paulo Sierrah, who has since become a well-known street muralist.

Everything that Sounds in the Forest, August 2018

June 21, 2019

Curated by Gabriela Germaná and Christian Bendayán, Everything that Sounds in the Forest was shown at the Pensacola Museum of Art in Florida. The show presented various contemporary artists making work in the Peruvian Amazon across different media. I was honored to participate with several photos from my series Maravilla del Mundo.


Maravilla del Mundo at FoLa, July 2018

June 21, 2019

A solo show of my work from Iquitos, Peru was presented at FoLa (Fototeca Latinoamericana) in Buenos Aires, Argentina in July 2018. The show presented 18 photos from my series Maravilla del Mundo and was curated by Pablo Cabado. In a side hallway were recent photos from Juliaca.

En El Pais de las Amazonas, May 2017

June 21, 2019

Here are some installation shots of the exhibit, “En el país de las Amazonas, 150 años de fotografía” which was curated by Christian Bendayán and Manuel Cornejo. The show was at the Centro Cultural Británico in Miraflores, Lima, Peru and later at their branch in San Juan Lurigancho. Bringing together over 80 artists, the show presented a retrospective of 150 years of photography in and about the Peruvian Amazon. It was a huge honor to be in this show with several of my portraits from Iquitos.

Along with the show there was a beautiful catalog produced that might still available in Lima. I was not able to attend the show and these photos are from Christian Bendayán’s Facebook post at the time along with a couple of photos by my friend Jheinser who attended the show and took these snapshots despite the silly ban on photos.

Also here’s an article from El Pais, in Spanish, talking about the show.

I’m back?

June 21, 2019

Well, it looks like moving to Tumblr was a bad idea. They deleted like half my posts, including a lot of installation shots. Grrr! I’m thinking I can post installation shots here. It’s 2019. Blogging is back!

One more thing

January 9, 2014

I also have a tumblr, Lockecito, where I’m posting other peoples’ photos.