|Blurbarian Since||August 2008|
|My Web Site||www.flickr.com/photos/ajcalzada|
I began writing poetry and expressing myself in various journals when I was 6 years old. I collected numerous hardback novels of my thoughts on unlined paper. I continued to write in my journals feverishly, until the majority of the writings I had collected were destroyed.
I began to be involved with graffiti in 1996. It inspired me to express myself. I followed graffiti by taking photographs when I saw fit. I continued to write graffiti until 2004, but I now leave it up to the artists that I respect for wielding that craft.
My professional photography began in January 2007. I started working for VCM, and I also found work at a paper in Scottsdale. I did covers and spreads, and then started working for exposure companies and high fashion stores. I started getting more publications, then began freelancing for musicians and artists. I then worked on major music video sets, high end runway shoots, then nightlife and events.
Currently I work and freelance for myself.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|35mm Film. Not many portraits.|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
|Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee.|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
|Full color 100 page book with over 200 pictures. Over 30 pages of Hip-Hop artists. Over 20 pages of 35mm film photography of my street art and pieces from 1996. Includes 6 full page journal entries from 2007 until 2009.|