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VATO

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Detroit, Michigan, US
VATO Photography

Mayhem #536454
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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/vato

About me
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Credits
Art is perceived in many ways – by the critic, the audience and its creator.  As such, we come to define our perception of another’s vision sometimes with flawed interpretation.  My work is not a simple capture of an image.  Rather it is the pause in a moment of time.  What follows are the visual representations of the intangibles of our lives we don’t know how to explain in words.  My photography is an expression of emotions, feelings and thoughts.

The exploration of our deepest thoughts and most personal desires uncovers the basic foundation of our being.  This discovery of the self allows the understanding of, not only who we are, but why we are.  My work in eros visually shows the power within us to express that discovery in its purest and raw form.  My primary direction is working in such areas (i.e., nude, implied nude, erotic, etc).

I am here to branch out to a new audience...to help you take the little parts of life and translate it into visual art.  There are NO bounds of what i will photograph...only constraints set by those who fall in front of my lens.

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs displayed in my profile were
taken by me and are protected by copyright. Please do not use them
without my express permission. 

Creative Highlights
•    Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Scarab Club
•    Currently  contributor to The Hungry Dudes food blog. 
•    Previous contributor to the Metromix.com restaurant review.
•    Concept originator and co-editor of the Scarab Arts Annual.
•    Concept originator and current co-curator of the Scarab Club’s Emerging Artist Showcase program.  Created in January of 2012, the program was spotlights metro Detroit artists of all mediums who are up-and-coming or considered the growing achievers of their inner subculture, but may lack the necessary exposure they need to get in front of the mainstream public. The spotlighted artists are handpicked and given the freedom to display and represent their work in their own solo show, with no commission taken by the Scarab.

Featured Publications:
2013 - thehungrydudes.com (photographer/journalist)
2013 - 2009 - Metromix.com (Detroit food journalist/photographer)
2013 - 1999 - Real Detroit Weekly (photographer/journalist)
2012 - Scarab Arts Annual: Volume 4, ISBN 978-1300208945
2011 - Scarab Arts Annual: Volume 3, ISBN 978-1105201745
2011 - Visions of Eros: A Midwest Perspective, ISBN 978-1257085279
2010 - Scarab Arts Annual: Volume 2, ISBN 978-0557856503
2009 - Scarab Arts Annual: Volume 1, ISBN 978-0557136827
2006 - Scarab Club: Images of America, ISBN 978-0738541099
2002 -  RollingStone.com

Featured Honors
•    Best in Show, City of Detroit National Endowment for the Arts Program, 2011
•    First Place, City of Detroit National Endowment for the Arts Program, 2009
•    Johanna Bielecki Honorable Mention Award, Scarab Club Gold Medal Show, 2009

Featured Exhibitions :
2013 - Ink., Detroit, MI
2013 - ViSalus -  Detroit Urban Art Exhibition, Troy, MI
2013 - Dirty Show @ Gallery Provocateur, Chicago, IL
2013 - Dirty Show 14, Detroit, MI
2013 - Graphic Design Show @ the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2012 - Scarab Club Gold Medal Show, Detroit, MI
2012 - DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Detroit, MI
2012 - Scarab Photo Club Show, Detroit, MI
2012 - Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
2012 - The 8th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program, Detroit, MI
2012 - Dirty Show 13, Detroit, MI
2011 - Scarab Club Gold Medal Show, Detroit, MI
2011- DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Detroit, MI
2011 - Victorian Opulence, @ District VII, Detroit, MI
2011 - The Sexuality Show, @ the Phoenix, Hazel Park, MI
2011 - The 7th Annual Exhibit and Awards of The National Arts Program, Detroit, MI
2011 - "Working Class Heroes" Exhibit @ the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2011 - Dirty Show 12, Detroit, MI
2010 - Scarab Club Gold Medal Show, Detroit, MI
2010 - The Kinsey Institute 2010 Juried Art Show, Bloomington, Indiana
2010 - Pin-up Extravaganza @ District VII, Detroit, MI
2010 - DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Detroit, MI
2010 - Dirty Show 11 (producer's club), Detroit, MI
2010 - Scarab Club Photographer's Club Show, Detroit, MI
2009 - Scarab Club Gold Medal Detroit, MI
2009 - Dirty Show LA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 - Dirty Show 10.5, Detroit, MI
2009 - The 5th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program, Detroit, MI
2009 - DAMNED: A Macabre Fine Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
2009 - Marquis de Sade Ball, Pontiac, Michigan
2009 - The Kinsey Institute 2009 Juried Art Show, Bloomington, Indiana
2009 - Design for Life: Denim @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD), Detroit, Michigan
2009 - The Seduction of Art @ CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI
2009 - Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, Rochester, NY
2009 - Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
2009 - Dirty Show 10, Detroit, MI
2008 - 2009-Noir Et Blanc @ the River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2008 - Photography Show @ the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2008 - DAMNED: A Macabre Fine Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
2008 - Peoples Arts Festival (a MWSEP exhibition), Detroit, MI
2008 - Dirty Show 9, Detroit, MI
2008 - Ascension Rising Art Show @ the Future Gallery, Centerline, MI
2007 - 'dAP "the 'dotte Art Project" @ the Wyandotte Art Fair, Wyandotte, MI
2007 - “Summerotica” (a MWSEP exhibition) @ Severance, Detroit, MI
2007 - No Vacancy: Roadside Motels - The view is free, clean sheets are extra @ the River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2006 - Dirty Show 7, Detroit, MI
2006 - Return of the Bohemian show @ Centaur, Detroit, MI
2005 - Photography Show @ the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2005 - Illuminate 5: Celebration of Detroit through art, food, music and drink @ the Carlton Lofts, Detroit, MI
2005 - The Noise Upstairs @ the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2004 - Dirty Show 5 @ the Tangent Gallery and Hastings St. Ballroom, Detroit, MI
2004 - Motor City Sleds 2 show @ CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI
2004 - Dirty Show Miami, Miami, FL
2003 - Dirty Show 4 @ the Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

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