Hola hola! I hope a browse around this site will give you a good idea of who I am, more so than the following text. I’m a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media. What pays the bills? Music photography and crafty crafts. My first photo credit came at age 16 in the pages of NME while I was on vacation in London (funded by selling candy out of my locker). My photo credits include Rolling Stone, Spin, Time, Vice, Pitchfork and more, though I’m now focusing less on editorial and more on commissioned portraits such as publicity shots. From ages 21-23 I wrote extensively about music, contributing regular concert reviews and feature interviews to Pitchfork as well as working as a staff freelancer for Willamette Week newspaper. Most recently I have contributed words and photos to Gawker.
My crafty crafts can be found in stores up and down the west coast of the US. A selection of my items can be found on the Accessories page of this site. My Portland on My Sleeve tote bags are being given out as gifts to celebrity guests of Season 2 of Portlandia – whoo!
I’ve thrown free conceptual guerilla gigs in various Portland locations under the banner of Lost Gospel since 2008. Shows have included a faux-pool party with the band Starfucker, a paint party with Explode into Colors complete with canvases and paint for everyone in attendance to splatter during the show and an acoustic gig on an abandoned train car, amongst others. Over winter 2009-2010 I curated an events website by the name of Winter is the New Summer and threw a series of warehouse parties with my two WITNS partners in crime.
As a DJ, I have spun sets in the US, Canada and Germany. I currently DJ under the moniker DJ Nine Inch Nilina and have previously DJed by the names of Party All the Time and Proud Parents with Meg Bourne, Louis Wu and Erik Haney. Party All the Time’s first gig was opening for the Teenagers.
I like to make props for parties and for photo shoots. I make posters for various Portland venues. I finished my first novel in 2011 and want to keep pursuing fiction writing. I also have a strong interest in film and video and am currently editing a stop-motion clip that I recently shot and directed. My acting reel is available on request and credits include a commercial for VW.
Born in San Francisco, raised in Portland, OR. Previously lived in London, Glasgow and Berlin. Currently drifting between Portland, Berlin and Paris.
Shirley Temple with coconut rum
Favorite LOL-speak abbreviation?
Theory on time travel?
That society’s standards and views on time are as archaic as thinking the world is flat and that the past, present and future are all running concurently. Want examples? Just ask.