Born in Los Angeles, California. Graduate of California Institute of the Arts: BFA in art and design, majored in photography. Curated the first art exhibition of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s “clown”paintings and produced the S&M performance “Nailed!,” featuring the late artist and writer Bob Flanagan. Conducted a videotaped interview with murderer Charles Manson at San Quentin Prison (featured in Nikolas Schreck’s documentary Charles Manson Superstar). Designed the film titles for over thirty films, including Boogie Nights, The Ring, and Punch-Drunk Love. Author of the nonfiction book Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers; editor of George Bataille’s The Trial of Gilles de Rais, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis, and J. Paul de River’s The Sexual Criminal. Writer and director of the 2014 indie feature film Redlands. Photographer of books LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980–84 and Nude Reagan.