Krocky Meshkin was born in a small Pennsylvanian farming community alongside the Appalachian Mountains. At the age of 18 he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he found a career in the entertainment industry. After a few years behind a desk Meshkin was convinced his 40 hour a week office job was detrimental to his health. He choose to leave a cushy salary job to work as a landscaper, and ultimately left that job because he couldn't bare the thought of harming plants. It was the reconciling with nature that inspired Meshkin to use storytelling skills attained through working in Reality TV to twist his real life escapades into fiction. In addition to writing Krocky Meshkin has found success as a self proclaimed "surreal street photographer" and has a great passion for distance running. Currently Meshkin is pursuing Instagram fame under the handle @KingHippee.
In an attempt to save his love life and free himself of mounting debt, post college aged non-college grad Andre cuts expenses till reaching the limits of the law, and then further. When caught and facing jail time for his actions, Andre agrees to a plea deal which involves his human rights being revoked and him being reinstated to the wild as a legal animal.*click book image to sample first thirteen chapters
In 2015 Krocky Meshkin was asked to do a speech for TEDxYouth@DiamondBar. Because of his background working in Reality TV and internet fame as a surreal street photographer they chose the topic "Perception of Reality." In writing the speech, Meshkin dove deep into researching how the Digital World is affecting modern civilization. Is our ability to control perception in the Digital World a good thing or a bad thing? Perception of Reality is a non-fiction essay, an expanded meditation on the speech written for TEDx.*click book image to read full essay
Throughout the late 2000s and as recent as early 2015 Krocky Meshkin produced a number of surreal street photographs. Some involved posed people but most involved real unknowing pedestrians. His work was featured on Yahoo and numerous blogs. At this time Meshkin has retired from manipulating photographs to follow his heart and live an open, honest, authentic existence closer to nature. View the full gallery of Meshkin's work on Flickr.
It is Meshkin's belief that through the digital age and information boom we can turn ourselves into super beings. When it comes to nourishment he doesn't mess with GMOs, processed foods, alcohol, or candy. Inspired by the book Born to Run, Meshkin began transforming his body into that of an elite distance runner. He practices the Chi Running style and has trained directly with Danny Dreyer. Meshkin is currently running a GoFundMe campaign to fund his dream of becoming the first to win the Olympic Marathon barefoot since 1960.