Removed at Vitra Design Museum, Germany!

I am thrilled to announce that three photographs from Removed are on display in the exhibition "Hello, Robot. Design between man and machine" at The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.

The exhibition was curated by Amelie Klein (Vitra Design Museum), Thomas Geisler, Marlies Wirth (MAK) and Fredo de Smet (design museum Gent, consultant curator) The curators were supported by an international advisory board. Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling belongs to him as well as the design researcher Gesche Joost, the Turin architect and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti, the media expert Sabine Himmelsbach and the cultural and media scientist Paul Feigelfeld. 

After the Vitra Design Museum debut the exhibition will travel internationally for several years-

February 11 to 14 May 2017: Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
June 21 to 1 October 2017: MAK, Vienna
October 27, 2017 - April 14, 2018: Design museum Gent
May 12 to November 4 2018 Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
More destinations TBA

Fellow  Columbia College Chicago  Alum  Cocar Barton-Wooty Woo  with his beautiful family visiting my work at the  Vitra Design Museum  exhibition  #hellorobot . The work will travel to Vienna and Gent later this year!

Fellow Columbia College Chicago Alum Cocar Barton-Wooty Woo with his beautiful family visiting my work at the Vitra Design Museum exhibition #hellorobot. The work will travel to Vienna and Gent later this year!

As always, thank you to the team at Rick Wester Fine Art for handling all of the logistics that made this exhibition possible!


Removed series brought me all the way to China for Lianzhou Foto Festival

I have to thank curator Francois Cheval for being not just an irreplaceable figure in the world of historical and contemporary photography but for also being so warm and welcoming and supportive of my work. He found Removed like so many others online and immediately reached out to me with an invitation to exhibit the series in Lianzhou, China. Francois is the kind of photography lover who oozes with passion and excitement over images.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to China for the exhibition and festival and to spend time with Francois and his team which turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. I spent late nights singing at the KTV and making new friends, all of which were gathering to celebrate the incredible Lianzhou Foto Festival.

Announcing Collaboration of Silent Pocket and REMOVED.SOCIAL!


Removed is a series about device use that came from a very personal place. Making the photographs was a way for me to confront and analyze the changes I was seeing in the lives around me. The work going viral made evident that noticing this shift was universal. 

As the creator of this series, I still find it difficult to partition my device use from my personal and family time. I knew there had to be a product out there that would help my family, friends, and supporters of my work regain control over where and when we use our smartphones.

A few months ago I began a dialogue with Aaron Zar, the founder of Silent Pocket. His line of patented soft goods serves the dual purpose of keeping your digital information safe as well as helping users to disconnect from their devices. Sliding your device into a Silent Pocket Faraday Sleeve blocks all incoming messages, emails, wifi, etc. which allows you to “Mind The Grid” as their slogan simply states. This feels different than powering the device down and allows you to quickly and fully engage with the individuals or tasks that are right in front of you.

I am excited to announce my partnership with Silent Pocket as we release the limited edition run of the REMOVED.SOCIAL Cell Phone Faraday Sleeve. I've been using mine at home while with my family and even while working on location so that I can be fully engaged in making my photographs. I am thrilled to see the launch of this product as I know it will positively impact the lives and relationships of so many people around the world! 

Click here for technical and purchase info about the REMOVED.SOCIAL Faraday Sleeve by Silent Pocket

3 Paris Photographs and 2 More Days Until TEDxPantheonSorbonne Video

Two more days until my TEDxPantheonSorbonne video is available online! 

Texting Scooterist, 2016

Texting Scooterist, 2016

Swelling Seine Selfie Stick, 2016

Swelling Seine Selfie Stick, 2016

Selfie with Jim Morrison, 2016

Selfie with Jim Morrison, 2016