About the Author

AJ Calzada
Blurbarian Since August 2008
Name AJ Calzada
My Web Site www.flickr.com/photos/ajcalzada
Location Arizona U.S.A
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer
My Bio 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.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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.