Don't be scared. They don't bite... much.
I am a storyteller. Nuff said.
What I looks like before I have my coffee.
People call me Dariru, but my real name is Darryl Knickrehm. I am a 35 year old artist, and I have a story to tell.
Originally from Orange County, California, after receiving a BFA in Film at Chapman University I moved to Japan to explore the world. I liked it so much there, that I haven't left.
My goal in life is like my goal in art - to find the story behind it all. Everyone's got a story, and it's what makes us who we are. So in my art, whether it be illustration, photography, fiction or film, I want to bring out those inner workings; I want to find that ghost in the machine.
Darryl's a big film nut. He's seen well over 3000 films. Some of his favorite directors are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and Wes Anderson
Darryl grew up playing games, starting all the way back before they had pictures on the Apple IIe. Some of his favorites are the Fallout Series, Civilization and any Mario Bros. game.
A few of my past awards and achievments.
Highlights of some of my illustrative work
- The Immortal (coming soon) -
Collection of short films made between 2004-2013.
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