Saturday, May 16, 2009

new website

hi! please visit billyverse to see the new website for my photo studies.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

polaroid samples (ongoing)

01 (local organic potato).jpg
life-sized portraits of subject matter found in daily life in san francisco at the beginning of the 21st century. these environmental self-portraits are in a 1-1 ratio with the items depicted. for subjects larger than the 3” x 3.5” polaroid image, i piece together multiple polaroids. there is something truer about actual size.

set/slideshow (15 photos)

Monday, March 31, 2008

rest in peace (ongoing)

rip (july 2001)

an ongoing study composed of portraits of dead animals i have found on hikes and walks. i worry about the future of wild animals and this series is a meditation on their death. as one of my geology professors said, 'from the perspective of most other species, humans are a blight on the planet.'

set/slideshow (26 photos)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

perv (local, organic) (ongoing)

perv (pear).jpg
an ongoing series of intimate portraits of fictional phalluses exploring the anthropomorphic nature of produce from a humorous, sex-positive, perspective. our local organic produce comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

set/slideshow (8 photos)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

san francisco

sf study (2006)

portraits of the City in the 21st century

set/slideshow (40+ photos)

(see also sky (10 photos) and no (24 polaroids))

Saturday, March 15, 2008

sky (2000-2003)

sky suite (ode to Rigo 23), 2002-2003
sky suite (ode to Rigo 23), 2002-2003

part of a larger study documenting, over the course of four years, the destruction of Rigo23’s sky mural by the construction of very tall buildings in san francisco's soma district.

set/slideshow (10 photos)

Friday, March 14, 2008

no (2002-2004)

no (1)
a flipbook of 24 polaroids. i was seeing "no" a lot in those years.

slideshow/set (24 photos)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


i learn only to be contented
(i learn only to be contented, 2007, 24x36" digital print, edition of 5)

this year's annual juried show at southern exposure & intersection for the arts called for art responding to: "grounded?"

Kristan Kennedy from pica curated me into this year's show, along with Tamara Albaitis,Verda Alexander,G. Cole Allee,Erin Allen,Brian Andrews,Seth Armstrong,Amy Auerbach,Christopher Baird,Mark Baugh-Sasaki,Bert Bergen,Nicholas Bohac,Deric Carner, Matt Cella,Christopher Culver,Shayla Dopp,Claire Droney,Rebecca Ebeling,Christian Ebert,Catherine Haley Epstein,Adam Friedman,Jeffrey Glossip,Ariel Goldberg,Robert Jackson Harrington, Carrie Hott,Arthur Huang,Cynthia Ona Innis,Robin Johnston,Melissa Kaseman,Matt Kennedy,Scott Kiernan,Justin James King,Chris Koehler,Amy Fung-yi Lee,Brendan Leonard,Frederick Loomis,Martin Machado,Liz Maher,Laura Mappin,Christina Mazza, John Patrick McKenzie,Jessica Miller,Tom Mueske,Daniel Nevers,Sean Olson,Rebecca Parks-Ramage,Erik Parra,Hilary Pecis,Moshe Quinn,Airyka Rockefeller,Brion Nuda Rosch,Yoram Savion,Mark Scheeff,Zachary Royer Scholz,Corinne Schulze,Meg Shoemaker,Peter Stampfer,Owen Takabayashi,Aaron Terry,Kathleen Thompson,Kristen Van Patten,Jerad Walker,Adam Wier,&Celeste Zolezzi.

the show ran from november 9 through december 15, 2007.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


specimens blog cover shot

i was the photographer for Tiffany Bozic's show From The Depths at California Academy of Sciences. the show, the culmination of Tiffany's residency at CAS, was the last exhibition at CAS' temporary space @ 5th/howard before the current move to golden gate park. my contribution included two 4x8 feet panels featuring 12 photos of specimens from the collection.

set/slideshow (12 photos)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

perv.monkey (12.05-04.06)


this variation on perv presented itself when my friend Tiffany sought out a balloon animal for us as a party gift. the vendor touted her skills ('best in the world') and made a simple inquiry ('is it for a kid or adult party?'). when tiffany replied ('adult?'), the vendor had a suggestion ('perfect, you want the monkey. i can do another animal but the monkey is best'). Tiffany played along, unsure what she was getting or how we'd respond. the vendor teased ('i'm making you a biiiig monkey'). at some point, a kid, dragging parents, appeared and also wanted a balloon monkey; and a kid's parents, seeing perv.monkey, directed kid away. this set documents perv.monkey's pride and subsequent deflation over the next four months.

set/slideshow (22 photos)

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