Karjaka and I are old friends. I met him first semester in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music in 2010, where he studied bass clarinet with Michael Lowenstern; he quickly dropped out to pursue photography full time. I've done creative shoots for him where I was dressed as a sad clown (reminiscent of a '20s Pierrot) and bound with rope as a dominatrix's sub (we listened to James Brown the whole time). I trust him utterly and completely in matters of business, music, and the heart.
We welcome Aleks to our advisory board!
Pictured: above, "The Latte" and below, composer Aaron Helgeson, from Karjaka's Stories series.