Interview in HARPER’S Magazine

I’d like to share with you 2 new works from my series Eclipses, unveiled for the first time by HARPER’S in the magazine’s July issue, and in good company sharing the page with a poem by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The featured images are accompanied by an in-depth interview by Sam Cate-Gumpert about this new body of work as well as my artistic practice in general and other new projects HERE.

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Anatomy of Desire featured in Musée Magazine

Check out the new issue of Musée Magazine featuring 2 images from my series “Anatomy of Desire”: 

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I am delighted to be selected as one of the Top 100 artists to be featured in Magenta Foundation’s upcoming publication this fall: “Flash Forward 10th”.  This special anniversary 4-books set has been compiled from a pool of 1200 photographers who have been part of the Flash Forward Emerging Photographers program for the past 10 years. I was selected as an Emerging Photographer of the Year in 2005.



Publication date: September 2014

Format and Features:

4-Books in a Slipcase
5⅞” × 8¼”
120pg + 160pg + 160pg + 160pg
colour throughout

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New York Magazine – May 19, 2014

New York Magazine - May 19, 2014

New York Magazine features one of my photographs of Fort Tilden. Look forward to a rosy summer!

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Poolscape #57 featured in The Washingtonian

The Washingtonian picks Poolscape #57 to feature the Washington Project for the Arts’ exhibition “SELECT 2014″.


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My work reviewed on Crimson Cocoon blog (UK)

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My video STATE OF FLUX wins Jury’s Prize at ASVOFF Film Festival in Rome

State of Flux was awarded the Jury’s Prize at the 6th ASVOFF Film Festival in Rome. For the Rome edition this year, Bulgari & Altaroma have come together to put on an exceptional event at the Tiempo di Adriano from January 24-26, 2014.
Launched by fashion icon and journalist Diane Pernet in 2008, ASVOFF – A Shaded View on Fashion Film – has gained critical acclaim for encouraging both emerging and established artists to reconsider the way that fashion is presented and for challenging the conventional parameters of film. ASVOFF debuts in Paris during fashion week and tours the globe with subsequent screenings at prestigious institutions and events like the Barbican, the Guggenheim and Cannes Film Festival in a host of creative capitals such as New York, London, Tokyo, Milan, Moscow and Mexico City. ASVOFF is not only a competition of short fashion, style and beauty films but also a travelling international event showcasing feature films, documentaries, conferences, performances and installations – making it a must-see on both the fashion calendar and the film circuit. Genre-bending and groundbreaking, it has already brought together such illustrious names as Chris Cunningham, Róisín Murphy, Nick Knight, Erwin Olaf, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tilda Swinton, Steven Klein, Mike Figgis, Chloë Sevigny, Dita Von Teese, Max Vadukul, Bruce Weber and Ryan McGinley as well as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Gareth Pugh, Sergio Rossi, Hussein Chalayan, Mr. Pearl, Rodarte, Givenchy, Yohji Yamamoto & Thom Browne.About State of Flux (2014)
State of Flux was conceived along side with the series of photographs Altered States (2013). Laval directed a professional dancer to perform underwater, testing the body’s resistance in an unfamiliar element and under challenging conditions, thus evoking man’s struggle with nature and the uncertainty of the human experience. Here Laval continues to explore the vagaries of subjective perception and challenges the way we see by combining performance and time and exposing the mechanics of vision. The moving images, combined with an original soundtrack created by Laval, offer an otherworldly feast of textures and multiple surfaces evocative of sculptural forms. Using water as an additional – and distorting – lens, the artist generates a non-narrative work that oscillates between representation and abstraction and blurs the boundary between video, performance, sculpture and painting.

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