Thursday, December 30, 2010

12/30 6 Photos Featured in LA Weekly's "Year in Music"

the new kingdom (above) and five of my other photos were featured in la weekly's 2010 Year in Music gallery. it's crazy how fast this year went by. happy new year and here's to an even better 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12/28 Project Blowed 16 Year Anniversary for LA Weekly

growing up in la aceyalone was one of my favorite hip hop artists and i loved his collab with abstract rude (the a-team) so i jumped at the opportunity to photograph them perform along with a bunch of other emcees from the freestyle fellowship, the good life, the shape shifters and tons more at the 16th anniversary of project blowed @ the echoplex. check the photo gallery HERE on and below is an old school a-team song as well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12/21 Dum Dum Girls @ Check Yo Ponytail 2 for LA Weekly

check yo ponytail is back! i shot their event last night with headliners dum dum girls who blew me away on this rainy la night. would love to hear their set again when i don't have to worry about shooting. the rest of the night (thrown by iheartcomix, media contender and la record) featured an opening set by abe vigoda and dj sets by glass actor and franki chan. full gallery UP NOW on

Sunday, December 19, 2010

12/18 Santa Monica Pub Crawl for LA Weekly

i covered the santa monica pub crawl again for la weekly and managed to hit 11 bars (including Rusty's, Big Dean's, O'Briens, Main on Main, Lulas, Finn McCool's, Ye Olde Kingshead, Britannia, Harvelle's, West 4th/Jane, and Wokcano) amidst the downpouring rain to document the santas, reindeer and gingerbread (wo)men. PHOTOS NOW UP on and you can check photos from last year here as well. proceeds and canned goods went to the santa monica food bank and you can donate more on their website. FULL GALLERY OF 300+ IMAGES UP HERE AS WELL!

12/17 Santa Photo Booth @ R Bar's Holiday Party

my r bar family held their holiday party friday night and hired me to shoot some santa portraits in the back of the bar. was a blast and so good to see you all! here's a gallery of the photos. password: RBar.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12/15 Filter/BMI Holiday Photo Booth

Filter Magazine brought me out to set up a Santa photo booth for their holiday party with BMI last night and it was fun times as expected. (Below: Sasha Grey from 'The Girlfriend Experience' and 'Entourage') Check the full gallery here (password: BMI).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12/14 Holiday Toy Drive @ Sky Bar

Bobby Valentine performed "Slow Down" and some holiday songs during the Toy Drive I photographed for Geoff @ Sky Bar. All the guests contributed to a mountain of toys for the kids including one of my favorite Weeds characters (above). Full gallery here: (password: Toys).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12/11 The Deadly Syndrome and Pity Party @ The Echoplex Christmas Sweater Festival for LA Weekly

exhausted but alive after a full day of santacon i headed straight to the echoplex for their christmas sweater festival. i got there in time to catch the pity party's moving set before the headliners and hosts the deadly syndrome came on. if you don't know them yet you should definitely check them out. full la weekly gallery NOW UP

12/11 SantaCon 2010 for LA Weekly

i followed 11 buses filled with over 600 santa clauses, elves and protesting clowns (with signs like those above that read "santa is a corporate pig" and "elves are slave labor") throughout los angeles for the always entertaining SantaCon event saturday. full gallery UP NOW on LA Weekly and you can check my SantaCon photos from 2008 here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12/6 80+ Photos Featured in Scion Magazine

Scion's latest magazine is titled "I am in Your Life" and it features over 80 images I have shot for them over the last 4 years (along with some from other photographers) including the art gallery openings, house/dubstep parties and metal shows. You can check out a digital version of the magazine HERE but don't expect any photo creds... I gave up on that battle long ago. :/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11/23 "The Steves" Birthday @ Dim Mak for LA Weekly


Steve Aoki brought out surprise guest performer Will.I.Am, Etienne De Crecy performed an hour long set, and Steve Angelo, Dan Oh and Them Jeans rounded out the DJs for this birthday edition of Dim Mak @ Cinespace. Full gallery UP NOW! (top graphic from today's Dim Mak emailer featuring my photos).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

11/23 Wedding Photos Featured on Style Website

i don't market my wedding photography but like to shoot a few weddings each year for friends and friends of friends and one of the latest was Paola and Evan's with a bunch of cool details they put together themselves. my photos were recently featured on and you can see a full gallery of my recent wedding photos HERE as well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/17 LA Times Street Fashion 'Nightlife Edition' @ Bardot

we invaded la boum @ bardot to explore their evening attire for my new LA Times fashion project and the full gallery and captions are NOW UP HERE.

above: ericka clevenger shows off her "crazy bright" style, clementine goldszal sports "classic feminine" wear, and bj panda bear describes his style as "DIY couture DUI." 

11/13 Scion Art Gallery Curated by Giant Robot- Pixel Pushers

people were falling all over themselves to see the art at the latest scion gallery curated by giant robot. check the full gallery HERE.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

11/12 Ways of Seeing Opening

Arsine held her first gallery opening called "Ways of Seeing" at a new spot called Artology Friday night and brought me out to document the event. the opening featured photographers Gil Mares, Mike Lee and Cynthia Frederick... more photos soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

11/13 Last 2 Days to Check Out 'Engaged Observers' @ The Getty

my two favorite photographers and the photog i used to work for in la are all showing at the Getty for two more days. above is one of the pieces from sebastiao salgado. also check out james nachtwey and lauren greenfield's work.

Friday, November 12, 2010

11/10 Street Fashion for LA Times- La Boum @ Bardot

after a year of daytime street fashion galleries we are switching gears and starting to set up photo booths in some bars and clubs around los angeles to capture the city's night owls. stay tuned for this gallery and more coming soon. (featured photo: ericka clevenger, 23 from echo park is wearing her Mom's JC Penny dress from the 70's and describes her style as "crazy" and "bright.")

11/9 Scion House Party Featuring Detroit's Rob Hood and Underground Resistance

detroit's own rob hood and underground resistance headlined the latest scion house party @ the roxy. more photos here

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11/6 Rocky National Park

i flew to colorado for my cousin emmy's beautiful wedding (congrats em!) and we hiked up into rocky national park each morning. sun am started sunny and before we knew it we were in the middle of the first snow of the season... in jeans and sweatshirts no less, but we survived.

Friday, November 5, 2010

11/5 Exclusive Sara Bareilles Photos from her 'Uncharted' Video



Sara Bareilles filmed her latest music video for "Uncharted" and above are a few of my behind the scenes photos... I can't wait to check out the vid when it's finished and you can hear the song here