I’m just a guy in Upstate NY that's got a decent camera, a computer, Photoshop, and a photo library that spans back through the years: From traveling, various jobs, having kids & watching them grow, good times, bad times, basically through everyday life and a million different experiences.

I take a ton of pictures, thousands of them, and then try and find the unique ones (or even just the unique parts) where I can see something that stands out - a shadow that hits the wall just right, a wave crashing on the shore of a great lake at sunset, the view through the window behind a subject, a striking color in the clouds, a cow that is staring at me... Something that makes me feel a certain way.

These photos are then edited and converted into semi-realistic "painting" style digital art pieces. Sometimes it’s the actual photo as is and lightly edited, and other times it’s just part of one - or even a combination of a few different images - that's been highly edited and has text added for effect... But every piece, every single one of them, is built upon a unique photo that I’ve taken, in daily, every day, kind of boring, life.

My creations have a technique and appearance that’s part photography, part traditional painting, and part digital art and can often - while beautiful and complete - be at times run of the mill in thier approach.

But, in the end, that’s both what makes them unique in the digital art / NFT world, as well as the intent of them: I often create stuff for the everyday kind of person/collector/consumer, not some super cool 3d explosion laid down over a tight beat or with some super deep meaning behind it. Instead I create for the guy who picks up a painting at a gallery when he’s on vacation in Cape Cod because he likes how it looks and how it makes him feel, the guy who is looking for some semblance of what he is familiar with as he gets into NFT’s, basically the guy (or girl) who is a reflection of most people who buy art IRL.

That’s not to say that everything is all pretty beaches, sunsets, butterflies, and hugs, or that they are never something a bit more out there or have a deeper meaning or message associated with them: Every now and then a particular image has something especially unique too it - a look of anguish on a child's face that reflects a terrible year perfectly, a shadow that strikes you with it’s heavenly darkness, a pile of meat to be reheated for dinner - and I take that and make something more from it. Still always based on and created from a photograph I’ve taken, but with ‘something’ added to it to give it an additional level of depth, a message, humor, or even just plain weirdness (Cause, I mean if we're being honest, I think everyone likes a little bit of weird every now and then).

Either way, whether it’s a traditional landscape styled as a painting or a message about the terrible year 2020 was, for the most part I tend to make basic straight forward digital art: my work has never been modeled out of sound in a collab with a famous musician, hand drawn while watching Banksy spray paint a wall, featured in the pages of some famous magazine, or printed on a limited edition LV purse - but it does make you stop and appreciate it’s unique beauty, it’s perspective, it’s coloring, how it makes you feel, the memory that it conjures up for you, a single moment in time that’s relatable to both you and I.

And that, I think, is a style (& pretty cool) in and of itself.

Thanks for stopping by. Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.


P.S. - Oh, and my wife says I’m also an amateur hoarder who "likes to collect random shit" and "can never get rid of anything", which is probably why I also created the MMIO Collection... A digital & physical cabinet of curiosities made up of digital art / PFP's presented as one of one NFTs and made 100% from pictures I took of actual physical ’treasures’ (as I call them, or 'shit' according to her) in real life. You should check it out. It’s pretty cool too.