General info
Photographer
New York
"Life moves pretty fast if you don't slow down you might miss it" -- Ferris Bueller 1986. email: bas@basclark.com
About
Bio
I grew up in Washington Height during a time when comics were 35-50 cents; everyone had their "Special Move" when break dancing & Dragons Lair was the BEST game of all time! At a young age I was surrounded by so many creative folks. It was part of my everyday life to create something unique as a way of embracing what others were doing around me.

It is cliche to say "I always knew this would be my life", so I will not say that. To be honest I had no idea what I wanted to do besides draw comic book characters, play video games and play sports. However, I did have an attraction to cameras due to my father and his college hobby. I may have broken a camera by accident; or exposed a roll of film or two but that was part of my growth (he probably didn't know that until now).

Each time I have a camera with me I want to capture those moments that can be looked upon years later and you will say "Wow I remember that time, that moment and the feeling it gave me". To me that is one of the main components of creating art, which is to evoke some kind of emotion. Each day my main desire is to continue to grow as an artist and still keep my waistline relatively manageable.
Experience
New York
Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
Contributing Writer
http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/
Contributing writer with artist interviews and editorials
New York
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
contributing photographer and writer
http://www.biomagazinenyc.com/
Contributing writer and photographer. Artist interviews and editorials
Education
New York
Jan 1999 - Aug 2005
Bachelors of Arts
Hunter College
Dual Major in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (BA) & Studio Art (BFA)
New York
Aug 1994 - May 1997
Associates of Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fashion & Business Merchandising
Accomplishments
Accomplishments
-Co-curator of the Serenades Project & "Beyond Concrete & Flesh"
-Lead Creative Consultant American Museum of Natural History's "Thank you portrait to the LeFrak Family" [WiT Media}
-Featured in Savae's Gordon Parks Gallery "A Choice of Weapons"
-Finalist for the Studio Museum of Harlem fine arts residency program
-Essence Online magazine feature
-Life & Times Matisyahu feature shoot
-Daily News Featured for 'Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale'