the DNGR collective

the DNGR collective. photography. art. fashion. collectibles. © 2003-2019

The Brand:

This is the DNGR collective (pronounced the DANGER or simply as it's spelled D-N-G-R). I am a Photographer, Artist, Designer and Collectible Dealer...a Maker, Builder and Creator of things. I'm here to provide cool, quality Photography, Art, T-Shirts, and more at affordable prices. My goal is to continue to grow and evolve, and to keep offering fresh, new, unique and creative stuff as often as possible.


Originally from Jersey City-New York City, now in San Diego, California, I have an extensive background in Photography, Art, Fashion...and a little modern day Treasure Hunting which led to Collectible Dealing. the DNGR brand is a brand influenced by adventure, exploration, travel, and of course everything art, photography & style...a brand about getting out, taking chances, going for it, and living life to it's fullest. Additionally, I have always been big into all things pop culture, movies, music, surf, skate, and action sports, which are influencers of the CRAMD brand (Coastal Rebels And Mainland Deviants-pronounced CRAMMED), one of the t-shirt brands under the DNGR collective.

I have had my Art and Photography featured in exhibitions, magazines and newspapers, sold in galleries and stores, on websites and to businesses, and my T-Shirts sold in various stores. Some notable work includes Art for Disney, Photography for Outdoor Delaware Magazine, T-Shirts for celebrity events, and Writing for the number one radio station in New York City. My work and services are available for personal or business use, contact me and let's talk about what I can do for you or your business.

The Logos:

the DNGR logo is pretty simple yet stylish. It is street art and graffiti style, the embodiment of the city as well as the beach lifestyle, and a slight throwback to the 80's. It has the feel of freedom and living on the edge, or as some may say dangerously. It represents my brand influenced by adventure, exploration, travel, and of course everything art, photography & style...a brand about getting out, taking chances, going for it, and living life to it's fullest.


The CRAMD logo started with my first and still kicking T-Shirt brand and is a combination of a few things. The left part of the logo is designed to resemble the side of a hill and mountain, as well as a combination of a Skateboard and BMX ramp, and a Ski and Snowboard slope, representing land. The right part of the logo is designed to resemble a wave forming into the letter C (for CRAMD of course), representing the sea. It represents land & sea, the mainland & the coast, adventure, yin & yang, balance, life, energy, the seasons, and all that good stuff. See how it all ties together, it’s all connected. Plus it kind of looks pretty cool too, so there you go.


Photography:
I am all about color but appreciate a nice, classic black and white. I started my Photography journey with strictly black and white film, and as the times changed and the world went digital, so did I. I now shoot all color digital, with the occasional black and white for old times sake. I like to experiment, play with light, play with angles, create photos that aren’t there, shooting natural Photography and sometimes partly staged Photography. I shoot a lot of landscape to seascape to cityscape, nature to wildlife, to more artsy and creative shots, capturing awesome moments in time during my life's journey, sharing and offering them to the world along the way. I work in both Fine Art and Commercial Photography, Events, Note Cards and Greeting Cards, and am planning Books, Calendars, Coasters and more.

All Photography for sale as Prints, Canvases, and Note Cards with more to come, contact me for any pricing, size or custom work questions. I offer all of my images displayed in black and white also. Looking for something you don't see, contact me, I probably have it! Images as shown are for portfolio purposes, color may differ slightly than depicted, Prints purchased may be cropped to fit the size ordered, the majority of the image will be preserved but there may be some cropping to fit the size ordered. If there will be cropping or resizing, you will see an example what it will look like before it is printed so you know what you're getting.


Art:

From an early age I’ve been inspired by, enjoyed and admired the likes of Artists ranging from Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol, Van Gogh to Monet, Walt Disney to Chuck Jones, Matt Groening to Stan Lee,  and Tim Burton to Wes Anderson. My art style is a mix of Modern Contemporary Surreal Abstract Pop Art with Celestial and Oceanic Influences. I do a lot of acrylic and mixed media Art work on canvas, wood, and anything else that I can find to make a good pallet and canvas. I also do Graphic Design, sketching, drawing, and create original characters. For my paintings I use mostly acrylic and spray paint. I use graphic design to bring my sketches and drawings to life, mixing them with my paintings for something totally new and unique.

Artwork shown is for portfolio purposes and color may differ slightly than depicted. All of my Artwork is for sale, and I can be commissioned to do custom work. Contact me for info and to see if a piece you may want is sold or still available, if sold I can create a similar work as each piece is one of a kind, hand painted and unique.


Fashion:
I design for the young and old, the cool and not so cool. I am not branding my Clothing Lines as exclusively this or that. I offer two alternative, independent labels. I make what I like and what I think you’ll like. I make clothes for people who wear clothes. So take your shirt off and put mine on.

the DNGR brand (pronounced the DANGER or simply as it's spelled D-N-G-R) is a brand influenced by adventure, exploration, travel, and of course everything art, photography & style...a brand about getting out, taking chances, going for it, and living life to it's fullest. Additionally, I have always been big into all things pop culture, movies, music, surf, skate, and action sports, which are influencers of the CRAMD brand (Coastal Rebels And Mainland Deviants-pronounced CRAMMED).

Though there are specific influences for each, I am not cornering the brands into any specific concrete styles. I want to make clothes for everyone and anyone, guys, girls, adults, teens, adventure seekers, wanderlusters, pop culture lovers, go getters, risk takers, surfers, skaters, snowboarders, bmx’ers, action sportsters, rockers, hip hoppers, the cool and even the not so cool! Everyone wears clothes, wear mine. Made by humans for humans. Unisex tees for a unisex world.


Collectibles:

Collectibles for sale via the eBay link at the top of the page. Historic & Regional Artifacts, one of of a kind niche items and unique collectibles. Comic Books, Books, Coins, Clothing, Sports Cards, Toys, Games, Video Games, Electronics and a wide range of other collectibles and products sold through eBay. I search for unique, one of a kind special items, and items that I feel people want, from your everyday video games and comics, to treasure hunting and networking to obtain artifacts or items of specific significance. I'm like a modern day Indiana Jones, except what I collect goes on eBay rather than into a museum. Check out my eBay store to see the plethora of items I have to offer there.

If you want to learn more, are interested in working with, collaborating with, or hiring me for any projects, contact me.

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