The Untitled Chair Project

How To Cut An Onion

November 3rd, 2015
This is how you properly cut an onion without tears and show your love for the project!

A Day With Briana Donis

October 14, 2015

I had an amazing day photographing Briana with the chair here in Houston, Texas. She is a survivor of a rare and deadly disease called Aplastic Anemia and she also a bone marrow recipient. Please click here to follow her amazing and inspiring story.
For a young person, Briana's perspective on life is brilliant and positive, she is an absolute joy to be around.  
Polaroids from our day. I love how she was creative and incorporated her yoga skills into her photo-shoot. 
I love how she signed the chair. Briana is truly a warrior princess! Her participation has added volumes to the project! I am thankful.
Briana & I with the chair, post photo-shoot.

Sugarland Skeeters

September 16, 2015

Ira Liebman, the sports announcer at Constellation Stadium invited baseball player Neil Medchill and myself to the broadcast booth. I was given an opportunity to share The Untitled Chair Project live on the air with ESPN.
If you're interested in watching the interview, it's the Camden River Sharks VS Sugarland Skeeters. Fast forward to 1:22 for the interview.
I am thankful.
"The Entitled Chair Project"

Raising Awareness With Be The Match

September 12, 2015

We had a great day raising awareness at the Be The Match event in Sugarland, Texas. 
Our tent was nestled in between MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children's Cancer Center 
I met a lot of wonderful people today. 
I am thankful.


I'm back on U.S. soil, aggressively pursing The Untitled Chair Project! Currently scheduling participants, I will be posting some awesomeness very soon!
New York City at dusk.

Recently Seen On The Beaches Of Goa India

November 2, 2014

Walking along the beaches of Goa with the chair creates a curiosity. It's not normal to see an American carrying and photographing a red chair. Strangers walk up to me constantly and ask "Okay, what's with the chair? Why are you photographng it?" It opens a door for us to have a conversation, an opportunity to sit down and share the project and cause.
Please note the cows in the background.

First Portrait In India

October 10, 2014

One evening while walking in Panjim, my children and I stumbled upon this resturaunt called Mum's Kitchen. It was slightly hidden behind some foliage but once we walked through the gate it felt very welcoming. We were warmly greeted at the door and were able to be seated without a reservation.

We quickly befriended a local Goan by the name of Derrick Smith. He was kind enough to sit with us, explain some of the traditional Goan food and culture. During our conversation I discovered that he was an artist and a photographer as well. Having mutual interest (and his attention), I introduced him to The Untitled Chair Project, the simple process of registering and painless way of donating PBSC (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell). He was showing great enthusiasm so I invited him to participate in the project.
This is a digital image of Derrick with the chair. As always, I shot the portrait session with my trusty DianaF+ with an instant film back. I'm currently on the road, living out of a suitcase so I don't have a film scanner with me. As soon as I have a permanent residence I will scan and post a few polaroids from our photo shoot.

Break In The Weather

September 3, 2014

The monsoon season is full on right now in Goa (June-Sept). Some storms last several days, some just blow in and out through the day. It's these tiny breaks I crave so we can venture out and explore. Each and every time we get out we meet new people. Portraits with the chair soon.
The chair at Saint Alex Church in Calangute, Goa India. Built in 1741, the church had two towers, a magnificent dome and seven altars. Beautiful place.

Goa, India

August 10th, 2014

Last night my boys and i danced in the rain here in Goa. It's the first time we've seen rain in several years. Locals and tourist watched as if we had lost all of our common sense. From our perspective, we were celebrating life. 
We are becoming more acclimated to our new environment. I will be assembling the chair soon, pics to follow.
Life is beautiful.


July 28th 2014

The chair and I are headed to India to continue to raise awareness. This is going to be an amazing experience!

An Interview With Danna

July 18, 2014

I recently did an interview with Danna at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai. Her interpretation of our meeting is beautiful and hilarious. I am thankful.
Click HERE to read the interview.

My Journey With The Chair...

May 13, 2014
My journey with the chair has brought me to unexpected places and introduced me to amazing people from all walks of life.  
I am thankful.

Del and His Custom-Built Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

May 2, 2014
Del and I started our day having breakfast at Biker's Cafe here in Dubai. I had the "English Breakfast", two eggs (mine was scrambled with a bit of cheese), beef bacon, Sausages, and hash brown with butter and jam. It was the BEST breakfast I've had since moving to the UAE three years ago. After washing it all down with a dose of caffeine... a vanilla cappuccino, we headed out into the streets of Dubai.
  Shortly after leaving Biker's Cafe, we stumbled upon some really great graffiti along Jumeirah road.
Del on his 2009 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer. In this image, he is looking at one of the Polaroids we had just taken. To learn more about the details of Del's custom built Triumph, please click HERE.
 About halfway through the photo-shoot, the heat was starting to take a toll on us. We unanimously decided to wrap it up and regroup next week at my new favorite breakfast spot.
Headed home.

Valentina In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

April, 13th 2014
Valentina from Solbiate Arno, Italy

We started our adventurous day with a mega-dose of sugar and caffeine at Tucano Coffee in Ras Al Khaimah. We brainstormed and discussed potential locations while eating a slice of delicious Oreo cheesecake (highly recommended). Afterwards, we set out and started exploring Ras Al Khaimah. Here are a few images from our day.
Oreo Cheesecake at Tucano Coffee. OH! EM! GEE! It was good!
We found a retired airport with an old jet plane parked out front. It's been converted into a billboard for a local resort named Palma Beach Resort. 
This is one of several watch towers in Ras Al Khaimah.
I don't know what was on the other side of the wall. I didn't ask. Only Valentina knows.

For my friends in Italy that are interested in learning more about becoming a bone marrow donor.
Registro nazionale Italiano Donatori di Midollo Osseo.


March 9th 2014

The Chair and I were invited to Duseja Motorcycles open house yesterday. Had a great time sharing the project and cause with motorcyclist from all over the world. Several people signed up to participate in the photography project.
A BIG thank you to Duseja Motorcycles!

The No White Walls Exhibition In The National Newspaper

September 26, 2013
It was an absolute honor sharing wall space at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with these amazing artist. 
The exhibition was hosted by Royal Jet.
A BIG thank you to Anne Seaman for the write up. CLICK here to read her article in The National Newspaper.
I am truly thankful to all!
Look closely at my right hand in the above photo, I'm secretly signing (American Sign Language) "I Love You" to my daughter in Texas.

About last night...

September 8, 2013

The "Vantage Point Sharjah" exhibition at the Sharjah Art Foundation was A. MAZ. ING.
I had a wonderful time and met some great people.
I am thankful.

Vantage Point Sharjah Exhibition

August 30th, 2013

Several Polaroids from the project will be on display at the "Vantage Point Sharjah" exhibition, scheduled for September 7th 2013 at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
For more information, please CLICK here.

Exploring Sharjah, UAE

July 15, 2013
The chair and I spent the day exploring Sharjah. Here are a few Polaroids from our adventure.


Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre

June 21, 2013
The chair and I recently had the opportunity to meet the wonderful people at the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre.
If you squint and look closely, you can spot me in the crowd.

Kind words from a participant

May 21, 2013
Photo by ChenLin Kng
A participant and newfound friend from Malaysia shares his personal experience with The Untitled Chair Project.
"While preparing for our first visit, i was searching for useful information and things to do in Dubai on the web, something attracted me. An article in TimeOutDubai about The Untitled Chair Project really attracted my eyeballs. It’s a project to raise awareness about the dire need for bone marrow donors. My friends and I decided to take part in this project and I emailed Sean Blake, the photographer, and he agreed to let us join in no time. So, we arranged the meet up on 11 March for photo shooting session in 

Nihal At The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

May 19, 2013
We started off our day scouting for shooting locations and found the perfect one, the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. 
With permission from the kind people at the mosque, we were able to capture some stunning images. 
For more information on the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, please click here.  

TEDx at Manipal University Dubai

April 9, 2013

I met some amazing people at Manipal University Dubai today. It was a very memorable one.
I am thankful.
Will post the video when its available.