artist statement

great stories are not restricted by color, tax bracket, personal frame of reference or Wi-Fi connection speed. a great story just is....

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born: baltimore, md | 1982

education: B.S. in sales and marketing, tuskegee university 2000-2004

film projects


"broken stories" | feature length film

"i know the sunset" | short film

“last call for sad goobyes” | short film


“perception” | Short Film


"if you know the words, feel free" | short film

"smoke and mirrors" season deux | webseries


"the world awaits" | documentary short

"united" | documentary Short


"smoke and mirrors" season one | webseries


"power of pussy" | documentary Series

"color outside the lines: a tattoo documentary" | feature length film



art, beats and lyrics | eight market tour

"i know the sunset" official selection of Afrikana Film Festival | richmond,va

"dead ringer" group exhibition/collaboration | murmur gallery | atlanta, ga

"in the act" group exhibition | facet gallery | atlanta, ga

"alltimeslove”solo photo and video art exhibition | notch 8 gallery | atlanta, ga

"city of ink 10th anniversary" group exhibition | city of ink gallery | atlanta, ga

"any other place and time" group photo exhibition | facet gallery | atlanta, ga


"what did you expect" group photography exhibition ft. kelly blackmon, chilly-o, spencer charles, tripp cook, kaya faery, jeff hagerman, manda moffitt, justin perkins, omega ruth jr | atlanta, ga

"city of ink 9th anniversary show" | group art exhibit | atlanta, ga


"roots natural hair experiential exhibit" | quad barber lounge | atlanta, ga

"If You Know the Words, Feel Free" Premiere Screening | Studio No. 7 | atlanta, ga

"Smoke and Mirrors" Season 2 Premiere Screening and Q&A | Studio No. 7 | atlanta, ga

"Enough is Enough 2" Group Art Exhibition | City of Ink | atlanta, ga


"Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary" Bronze Lens Film Festival Official Selection | atlanta, ga

"Skin & Ink" Group Photography Exhibition | City of Ink | atlanta, ga (curator and exhibitor)

"Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary" Premiere Screening | LandMark Theatre at Midtown Art Plaza | atlanta, ga


"Georgia Loves You" photo series for private collection of Mercedes Benz Stadium | atlanta, ga


Published Work

2015, Mass Appeal Magazine | Atlanta Art Scene Feature | January Issue

2014, Creative Loafing Music Issue, J-Live Feature 

2012, Urban Ink Magazine, "Color Outside the Lines" Feature


"Best of ATL" Best Documentary Award for "If You Know the Words Feel" | Creative Loafing

Selected Press


"Short Film Looks at Atlanta's Creative Class"  feature for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free" | Burnaway.Org

Creative Loafing Arts Issue feature for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free by Rodney Carmichael | Creative Loafing

Black Voices feature for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free by Bessie Akuba | Huffington Post

"Smoke and Mirrors showcases Atlanta Black Arts Scene" by Rodney Carmichael | Creative Loafing


 "10 Black webseries that will make you cancel your cable" by Charing Ball | Madame Noire


"Smoke and Mirrors throws shade on the single life" by Rodney Carmichael | Creative Loafing


"Power of the Pussy takes you behind the pole at Magic City" by Siobahn Cassidy | Vice Magazine

"New documentary on Black Tattoo Artists makes it's mark" by Patrice Peck | Ebony Magazine

Selected Lectures and Talks

2017, Instructor of "Documentary Filmmaking and Black Lives" course | Georgia State University

2013, Black Geek Week Screening and Q&A for "Color Outside the Lines" | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2012, Arts Awareness and Appreciation Club Screening and Panel for "Color Outside the Lines" featuring Spree Wilson, Al Fliction and Made Rich | Fashion Institute of Technology

2012, Secret Screening and Q&A of "Color Outside the Lines" with Ryan Henry and Miya Bailey | Complex Magazine