NYC Film and Music Video Director

Collaborations with Mark Ressl

What can I say about Mark Ressl AKA Markitect??? He is positively shameless, endlessly curious, and has the energy of a six-year old high on energy drinks. We have been friends since 2009, but didn’t start collaborating together until 2013, when he came to me requesting help with his Architecture Thesis project at the Cooper Union. Since then, my work has expanded spatially into realms I had never imagined! It’s been a wild ride.

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MARKITECT and Lee Milby Architecture Thesis Presentation at The Cooper Union

So Markitect and I have been collaborating closely in the past few months. It all started with a text message from Mark asking me if I “still do video stuff,” and indeed, I do! Since then, we have been working together developing a number of different collaborative “sketches.” Pieces of thought, articulated in performance and spacial exploration using mainly fabric as a medium, and documenting our stuff with video and Read More

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Markitect (Public Version) Thesis w/ Color

The second iteration of Mark’s architecture thesis project was a public version of his private space piece. Below are color studies as a result of documenting the outdoor performance. Out of thousands of photos, we composed this series to demonstrate color’s role in the performance. Digital retouching was involved to enhance our argument.    These studies were printed and presented as a series. Further documentation of the performance piece below:

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Markitecture Thesis Project: Initial Phase

Mark Ressl, thesis architecture student at the Cooper Union, sent me a text message one day asking if I “still did video stuff,” and that was the beginning of what became an ongoing collaborative thesis exploration involving travel to Alabama, performance art in private and public spaces, and many late night conversations and debates about architecture, space, art, and New York City life. This project was the first iteration of Read More

Becoming a Blob

Mark Ressl and I experimented with space and structure while we were staying with Celeste Pfau during our research trip in Alabama. These are excerpts from a number of videos and performances we shot, which we consider to be research and sketches toward Mark’s overall thesis project and our continued exploration of performance and direction together.

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Collection of Architects

I painted portraits from life of every member of one architecture class at the Cooper Union. Each portrait took an average of 1.5 hours, all oil on canvas. The portraits were given to the architects after the show. BIG thanks go to Mark Ressl for coordinating and scheduling EVERYONE in his class during finals to come and pose for me. I’m told that these photos were taken during an architecture Read More

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Markitect Drawing with his Body in Space

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