Photography, film, poetry, painting, & drawing. Several series underway as I edit my surrealist feature film. The notion of jumping from a plane with a parachute without knowing where to land: this kind of risk-taking is necessary for me otherwise there’s no need for me in particular to create. Lots of ideas out there but who jumps? My work reflects a fascination with the Brechtian concept of “the alienation effect”, an emphasis on stylization that is sometimes cloaked in visual classicism, and lots of other random influences. I like the way a snapshot can be debated or dismissed; or how two well-constructed sentences can feel like a novel.
Award-winning filmmaker in post-production on surrealist b&w film starring 2 of India’s finest internationally recognized actors. Prior film The Sky Below screened in museums, galleries, think tanks, universities, film fests, & embassies. Won Best debut film; Nominated for the Social Justice Award. Guest artist Lahore Lit. Festival; interviewed by many intl publications & locally the Brooklyn Rail.; Grant funded series of photos on fire escapes in Manhattan. Accomplished painter/photographer exhibited in NY & India; work in private collections. Attended Maryland Institute and Parsons.