Thursday, December 30, 2010
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
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 laweekly.com. and below is an old school a-team song as well.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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 laweekly.com
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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 laweekly.com 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!
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
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
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
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.
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
The second nightlife street fashion assignment brought me to The Basement for The BV Ramble thrown by The Bagavagabond kids. Full gallery now up on latimes.com!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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
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
stylemepretty.com and you can see a full gallery of my recent wedding photos HERE as well.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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."
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
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
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
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.")
detroit's own rob hood and underground resistance headlined the latest scion house party @ the roxy. more photos here.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
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
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.