Boyz Bieber

IG: @originalcopies

Last night I dreamt I was a renowned and beloved authentic creative person with fresh ideas and new perspectives. I’ve never considered myself an artist. When pressed, I refer to myself as a photographer. But what kind of answer is that really? In a world inundated with imagery and iconography, where every person has some form of camera in their pocket at all times and the average lifespan of an image is only seconds...what does the title of photographer mean?

Photography denotes a wide range of imaging practices sharing a common social and technological tradition intertwined with the construction of practical reality. It shapes the way we see the world, and how the world sees us. From social image sharing to museum retrospective shows, the practice has come to encompass so many devices and techniques the modern photographer must embrace all the tools at their disposal, and get used to carrying a large toolbox.

That is what enchants me. The relationship to the subject and the story that tells me, rather than the one I tell. Photographers are research scientists, composers, story-tellers all at once. Magicians.
That is where the definition lies for me.

Most of my pictures are usually, thoughtful, gentle, and personal.
They tend to let the viewer see for themselves.
They tend not to preach. And they tend not to pose as art.

Partial Client List
Old Blue Last
Rag and Bone
Upright Citizens Brigade
Fast Company
Maxim Magazine

Exhibitions (selected)

2018 ICP Talk in Images, International Center for Photography, New York NY

2016 Focus Photo LA, Berlin Art Week, Berlin Germany

2016 Center for Fine Art Photography, Center Forward, Fort Collins CO

2014 PhotoPlace Gallery, Water: Elemental & Fundamental , Middlebury VT

2013 See.Me Exhibition Space, Creatives Rising, New York NY

2013 Icon Projects, elusion I allusion I illusion, Los Angeles CA

2013 Dave Gallery, Silence, Los Angeles CA

2011 Icon Projects, Now What?, Los Angeles CA

2011 New Wight Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles CA

2011 UCLA  Gallery, Cheek to Cheek, Los Angeles CA

2010 New Wight Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles CA

2008 Academy of Art Gallery, Spring Showcase, San Francisco CA

Curatorial Experience 

2017 Photo LA, ALL KILL NO FILL, Los Angeles CA

2013 Icon Projects - Arto Saari : SIDEMISSION, Los Angeles CA

2012 Photo LA, Emerging Focus Contest and Review, Los Angeles CA

2011 Icon Projects, Now What?, Los Angeles CA


2016 Masters in Digital Photgraphy, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011 Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Associate in Arts, Photography Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA


2016 MPSDP Thesis Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

2016 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

2013 Feed Us Fund Us Grant, Los Angeles CA