Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Rockaways

I spent my day lying on my side looking at this. Wisps of platinum strands occasionally fell into sight, and commercial planes ascend and rupture this meditation. Heavy eyelids are tough competition, and I'm on the brink of defeat.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hello from the heart of Manhattan

rooftop of The Metropolitan Museum, the view is a true spectacle.

I don't know, living life I guess. I've recently discovered the pleasure of turning my weekends into an excuse to get out of the city. It's great therapy to relieve any personal baggage you may have, but a few trips here and there can turn wanderlust into a total addiction. I think I'm teetering towards the addiction - trying to head West later this year.

You'll find a lot of my adventures told in photographs. I'm trying to break the habit of excluding my life to my semi-new iPhone 5 (before this I had the prehistoric Blackberry, and the infamous Hello Kitty phone that those closer to me are very familiar with), using Instagram as an unreliable (but hella fun) method of documenting my life, losing the longevity and tangible value of paper diary entries and film that holds more to memory than an app that may see it's cyber grave within five years. Photobucket/Myspace, anyone? With that said, I think I'm writing inside the coffin of my blog's own grave site. Or Blogspot is still in descend six feet under. I don't mind the secrecy. -- Also, my second mix for Workin Nights has been posted on the website. Thanks to TK Nicholson and Mike Martinez for the opportunity to contribute to a wonderful site. Not for the faint of heart, but otherwise check it out.

- R

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February 2, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

Use distance to go where the air smells a little better, the people are a little nicer, a metropolis oddly quieter.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello again

Left this alone for months and now I'm shocked stiff upon seeing Blogspot's new CMS layout. It took a couple of clicks to finally land on the post page, but apparently I could have saved myself some minutes by noticing the glowing orange pencil icon on the main page. The old geezer syndrome applies to all ages when it comes to progress in technology. Sigh.

New place (but still in Brooklyn), some steady jobs here and there, still checking out shows, and always picking up the gigs to keep me busy.

You can find me here:

And here:

And still working on shoots:

Premiere issue of Nero Homme, cover photo/editorial styled by Gemma Slack. Assistant styling by yours truly.

Or lining up for free Plan B in a Vice article.

Or taking shameless selfies at the Top of the Standard.

Very soon, R.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Burst and Bloom.

Photographed by Conor Lamb. Styling, Rika Nurrahmah. Production Manager, Jen Kessler. Model, Iris Colburn for RED Modeling Agency.

Necklace, Joomi Lim. Shirt, Helmut Lang. Shoes, Gio Diev. Shirt worn as skirt, American Apparel. Lip stain, Estee Lauder.

See more of this shoot here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Created by yours truly

A great mix for a sad lad. I’d like to thank TK Nicholson for the artwork, and for letting me do this.

Click on the mix artwork above for the list of tracks and download.