I am a Detroit-based fine-art conceptual photographer whose pseudonym, which began as an acronym for Dark Vision Studio, is a play on the word "devious", to which I embrace the definition "departing from the common norm".
NOTE: All work was created physically within the studio with nothing added digitally.
To me, the true art lies within all aspects of the physical creation of the vision that lead to the brief moment when the shutter opens and closes. I enjoy creating unorthodox lighting environments, unusual photographic gadgetry, hand-made wardrobes and props to enhance the vision without need for any digital effects added in editing. I am drawn to the "smoke and mirrors" technique of pushing the eye and mind to see what I wish through delicate perspectives, strategic shadows and a little dramatic flair. I also love the inclusion of real elements such as fire and earth and am drawn deeply towards shadowplay in general.
Inspirations: My inspirations are many, but primarily threefold. The first traditionally stems from continually evolving spiritual explorations and lucid thoughts of self. The second is perceptions of the model's persona and overall essence to hopefully infuse these within the collaborative art. The third is simply but most importantly music. I always strategically choose music for my sessions to help direct the overall emotive aspect of visions we are creating together.
Purr: What's with the cat? What cat?
· "Visions of Eros" book
· Erotic Review's "Photographer of the Year 2008" book
· Real Detroit interview for DAMNED
· Gothic Beauty Magazine
· Hustler's XBiz Magazine
· Orlando Weekly featured artist for Nude Nite
· Secret Magazine "Fetish Anthology 5" Book
· Bizarre Magazine website spotlight
· The Detroiter interview
· Indiscript interview
· Photography Forum Magazine "Best of 2006" Book
· Poisonned Apples
· The DAMNED Bazaar @ the Purgatory II Film Exhibition
· Dirty Show 13
· 111 - An Exhibiion Trinity (major solo exhibition)
· Wreck The Halls exhibition @ Krampus Night
· Noche de los Muertos - A Day of the Dead Exhibition
· DAMNED IV - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
· People's Art Festival
· Fallen Dreamers Exhibition, Slovakia
· Dirty Show 12
· District IV "Pinup Extravaganza" Exhibition
· DAMNED III - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
· District VII "Art Meets Technology" Exhibition
· Dirty Show 11
· "Secrets Revealed" - Self Portrait Exhibition
· "Chair-ity" Exhibition - Reinventing the chair for charity
· DAMNED II - A Dark Fine Art Exhibition
· "Obscura" - Digital Exhibition
· Marquis de Sade Ball
· Motor City Comic Con
· "The Seduction of Art" - A MWSEP Exhibition
· Dirty Show 10
· Exotica Expo 4
· DAMNED - A Macabre Fine Art Exhibition
· Capitol Punishment, Washington DC
· MWSEP Exhibition @ People's Art Festival
· Exotica Expo 3 & DEAC
· Nude Nite, Orlando FL
· Dirty Show 9
· "Menage a Trois" @ River's Edge Gallery (guest artist)
· Exotica Expo 2
· People's Art Festival (solo gallery)
· "Summerotica" (a MWSEP exhibition) @ Severance
· Motor City Comic Con
· Exotica Expo 1
· "Hush" exhibition @ Pulse
· Dirty Show 8
· Motor City Art Expo 3
· Circus Detroit
· "Studio Seen/Take One" exhibition
· Dirty Show 7.5
· Motor City Art Expo 2
· "Masterpieces" mini solo exhibition @ Centaur
· Dirty Show 7
· "Original Sin" exhibition @ Metro Image Gallery
· Motor City Art Expo 1
· Dirty Show 6
· Dirty Show 5
· Co-curator for FIGMENT Detroit
· Producer/curator of DAMNED - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
· Producer/curator of Purgatory - A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
· Founder and director of the Detroit Erotic Arts Collaborative - A fine art nude, pinup and fetish photography group
Founder and director of the Syndicati Obscura - A Dark Arts Collective (now dissolved)
Co-director and charter member of the Midwest Society of Erotic Photography (now dissolved)
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· Someone really hates me here apparently...
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And to my dear feline friend Jacob, may you rest in eternal loving peace...