The Black Upstart provided me the opportunity to photograph their bootcamp session. The program helps young, black entrepreneurs develop and grow their business to be profitable and hire others, creating a stronger community in the process.


This is starting to become my favorite series to work on. 

CreeseWorks Magazine Vol. II! It’s as much a design exercise for me as it a love letter to the fellow artists I call friends.

This is the second time that Naret Photography ( naretphotographynsfw ) and I have teamed up, and this cover is a follow up to the one I did with the amazingly talented Its Raining Neon ( itsrainingneonlast year.  

Shoutout to 1nerdnation and to bosslogicinc.


Mine/Field: LightingThe lighting cues were also operated by CreeseWorks throughout the run of the show, providing a fully synchronized experience for Glade Dance Collective.For this project, I was contracted to be Glade Dance Collective’s (glademinefield) Creative Director for promoting their piece, “Mine/Field” at the 2015 Washington, D.C. Capital Fringe Festival. Having worked with Glade previously, I already was familiar with their style and worked to achieve something that would push their visibility further, especially among other Festival performances.

Costume Design
To this end, I designed the costumes, directed the photo shoot, and designed the campaign poster. The theme of “Mine/Field” revolves around data mining and anonymity, so the concept drawings took inspiration from both popular search engines as well as movies that involve being observed without acknowledgement.

Photo Shoot
The next phase was translating those costume ideas into actual costumes for the shoot. I directed the shoot, using the experience I’ve gained from previous shoots to capture Glade in a natural state. This lead to quality photos that would then be used later for the poster design.

In the post-processing stage, all the information about the piece was complied and used in order to make the final piece. This included using the carefully selected shade of blue, linking back to social media, while having a representation of the dancers digital persona’s watching over them in the background. By doing this, the piece gains layers and depth that communicate the concepts of “Mine/Field”.

Mine/Field: Score

In addition to the graphic design work, CreeseWorks provided live support for the actual piece itself. Audio engineering and curating was done, mixing down the 14 track score into a fluid piece that moved parallel to the dancers and anchored both them and the lighting cues.


Glade Dance Collective

Photography by:

Rob PC Photography

“Thirst for POWER”. Illustration by CreeseWorks

The fact that he’s finally gone struck this image into my head, a parody of Kanye’s “Power” single. I loved the art style of George Condo, so I thought I would give it a try on this one.

FUTURE IS WOW - m-flo Review

At this point in the game, anybody familiar with the work of m-flo knows what to expect from them: fluid mixes of Japanese and English lyrics delivered by MC Verbal over classy, high-energy, dance-floor rave ready beats and more by DJ Taku Takahashi. Somehow, in between running AMBUSH Design, the fashion label run by Verbal and his wife, YOON, and delivering show after show each week on Block.FM’s TCY Radio (both ran by Taku), the veterans have time to make a new album.

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