Endure – Urban Change in China

Endure is a photo essay of Urban Change in China, it is now a featured exhibit on the Social Documentary website.
The online exhibit features photography by myself plus a short film that was produced with Morgan Schatz Blackrose and Shane Schatz.
To see the video, please select the Video/Multimedia section on the linked page.




untitled (traveling)

Pick something

All the stars

All the stars

Come pouring down

It is true                       I know it

Impatiently                        I wait

                                            I wait


On the bus ride home

The next day

She led me 

                                     Across the road

 How glorious 



To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo

Desire – an online writing collaboration.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the online collaborative experiment.  The rules for the experiment were : Pick up the nearest book to you, don’t go looking for your favourite book, open it up at a random page and post a sentence from that page. Here is the result. 





The old man lowered his head to look for something, then took his cup in his trembling hands.   
I see a yellow duck looking at me!  
She is your sister, and you know very well that the law does not allow brothers and sisters to marry.


Charlotte s’éveilla dans la nuit, avec la chair de poule, le corps raidi dans les draps, les poings serrés.  
To illustrate his point, Jonathon opened his laptop and navigated to a site devoted to pictures of bronzed Israeli goddesses 
with high caliber bandoliers crisscrossing their naked D cup breasts.


art by Roman W. Schatz, mixed media on sheet metal.

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky …

The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to raise awareness and strenghthen the suistainable management of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.  Some key facts are: 

 Forests cover 31 percent of total global land area.   
 Forests store more than 1 trillion tons of carbon.  
 Over 1.6 billion people’s livelihoods depend on forests. 
 Trade in forest products was estimated at $327 billion in 2004. 
 Forests are home to 80 percent of terrestrial biodiversity. 
 30 percent of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products. 
 Forests are home to 300 million people around the world. 
 Deforestation accounts for 12 to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. 

For me, trees have long been a visual and emotional inspiration for my photography, this series of images explores the relationship between the natural and constructed world.

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
 Kahlil Gibran


I AM in Taree, art and storytelling workshop.

I am  looking forward to working with students from the Taree Public School on the I AM arts and storytelling project next week. This project explores visual literacy, oracy, active listening, cultural awareness,  risk-taking, self esteem building, co-operative behaviour, reflective practice, experimentation, persistence, imaginative thought,  improvisation, spontaneity and self expression!