January 31, 2011

about Styrous®

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I was born in Chicago, raised in San Francisco and have been involved with Jingletown in Oakland for the last 25 or more years. I studied music theory and composition, and danced from 1958 to 1977. I owned and operated my production company for over 20 years, producing live events (company promotions, dance and theater productions, and performance art). I produced fashion shows for over 20 years for Obiko, other fashion stores and art-to-wear designers. I composed music for films, commercials, the San Francisco wearable art store, Cicada, and the theme song for the Asian American Arts Foundation’s 1999 Golden Ring Awards at the Palace of Fine Arts theater in San Francisco. The contacts through these many venues have inspired my photographic development of characters and subjects.

I converted from film to digital in 2001. My work, described as Formalist and "romantic-realist", is represented in private collections in Spain, France, Switzerland, Greece, Mexico and the United States. My work is in the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and the archives of the Textile Arts Council of the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.

I am now experimenting with "processed" images.

My work can be seen on my website.
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