These are some posters that I have done the photos and/or artwork.
I took the photo for this poster and then added the cookies onto her "platter" and adjusted the image to look more like an old late 50s painted poster. DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS is the story of how Maggie Jones, a quintessential 1950’s Iowa housewife, learns to unleash her voice and harness her true untapped potential after discovering a series of record albums in which she must co-star in scenes pre-recorded with celebrities of the day.
The reading starred Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) as 'Abby Green', an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who sets out to prepare herself and her family for her journey into Alzheimer's by planting trees in the locations of her biggest memories.
I felt it was very important to incorporate the faces of the actresses performing in this play that told real stories from Asian American, Latina and African-American woman about race, ethnicity.
The photos and design for this poster were for a play about an Olympic bound gymnast who becomes estranged from his parents after an accident leaves him paralyzed.
I am fascinated with combining the human form with the shapes found in nature and landscapes. This musical tale was a perfect fit for a combination of one of my bird of paradise photos and a photo I took of Jose Llana and Mayumi Omagari.
I combined a photo I took of Ali Ewoldt and Ray Lee with a watercolor picture I painted for this poster. GOLD MOUNTAIN is an epic musical by Jason Ma about a Chinese railroad worker and the love that leads him to his destiny.
The photos and design for this poster were for a benefit concert put on by the touring company of BOMBAY DREAMS.
This is a poster I did for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. I placed this photo I took of the lovely talented Jessica Bogart into another image of the Austrian mountains.
This groundbreaking show about a fractured family dealing with the AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980s became even more groundbreaking when it was revived off-broadway with an all Asian American cast.
TOUGH TITTY is a beautiful play by the late Oni Faida Lampley; a deeply personal tale of her journey with breast cancer and the effect it has on her faith.
The photos and design for this poster are for a new play by Ron Kaehler. Ron and I collaborated to make a trailer promoting the play using only photographs in a storyboard style.
Julie has gotten a lot mileage out of this photo I took of her. She has used it on numerous posters and promotions and on the cover of her songbook.
This poster is for a documentary I co-directed about the first person of color to play in what is now the NBA; Wat Misaka, an Japanese American from Utah, playing in a post WWII environment. This particular poster is to promote the release of a newer shorter version of the movie that has some narration by me that was created for RIGHTSFEST in New York. Click the link below for more info or to order a DVD.
This poster is for a documentary I co-directed about the first person of color to play in what is now the NBA; Wat Misaka, an Japanese American from Utah, playing in a post WWII environment. Click the link below for more info or to order a DVD.
The photos and design for this poster was for a short film I directed about an Asian American actress fighting discrimination in the entertainment industry.
This hilarious tribute was a "what if" recreation of a 60s television show that had Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall. It asked the question, "What if Julie and Carol had to call in sick and their understudies had to go on? And what if their understudies were Ann Harada and Christine Toy Johnson" The answer was a show that Carol Burnett attended and loved.
The photos and design for this poster was for kooky cabaret aptly named after it's title song and the tremendous number of gown changes that happened during the show.
Marianne came to me wanting to do her own take on the poster for "Sex, Lies, and Videotape". It was a fun project for a great lady.
I had done Reagan's headshots back when we used black and white film. We both liked this image for the poster for her upcoming show. It just needed color which I added digitally. The real challenge was matching the blue of her eyes.
Alex had this black and white photo of him sitting in a stiff old chair holding a baby. He said to me, "I love the peaceful calm of this photo. I think it would be interesting to put it in a dangerous setting." He seemed to love my suggestion of putting it in the middle of one of my Times Square images.
Below is a link to the video promo I directed for this show.
This design only project was my homage to the classic movie poster for WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.