Anthropologist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Musician.
As an anthropologist, musician, filmmaker, or as a photographer, traveling and meeting people around the world has made an impact in my life. I'm always in search of impactful and beautiful moving and still images and the stories attached to the people I meet. From filming documentary films that deal with political and social issues like; colonization, immigration, indigenous, and women's rights, to Photographing beautiful landscapes, models in a boudoir studio or outdoor setting, or traveling to other countries to learn from people and their culture, I always seek to capture the beauty and struggle of the human body & soul.
As a musician, filmmaker, photographer and now as an anthropologist, I've been privileged to have traveled to many places around the world and made dear friends in every place I have toured and visited. Filming documentaries allow me to learn the stories of injustice that so many people around the world suffer in the hands of the political and corporate systems that crush their dreams and lives. From an early age, living in Ciudad Juárez, México, I wanted to help change the world into a more just place for everyone. Forward to May 2010 and now living in Berkeley, California, I set up to travel to the southeast state of Chiapas, México to begin filming a documentary about the struggles and achievements of the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation). “The First PostModern Guerilla Movement” as the New York Times called it. "Not Everything Started in 1993" is a film about a Mayan indigenous insurrection that declared war against the Mexican Government and the Armed Forces to stop the 500+ years of indigenous oppression. Because of my work on this film, in August of 2010, I was invited to be the cinematographer of a documentary film in Ireland. "Landscape of Change" exposes the way women had been marginalized and controlled by an Irish patriarchy system that to this day has not changed much. I gained enormous experience from these films and they led me to start production on another film in June of 2018. “Fighting Not to Be Forgotten” is a film that takes place back home in Ciudad Juárez and it deals with the way young women have been disappeared and murdered in this border city since 1993 (unfortunately, also a problem that keeps happening and has no end in sight), how their mothers and families are trying to keep the memory of their daughters alive, and how they struggle on a daily basis with the Mexican government to find justice for their missing daughters.