Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12/18-12/19 Sara Bareilles in Eureka

Sara Bareilles had me come out to shoot her two homecoming performances in Eureka, CA. I stayed w/ the band at her dad's house and tried to capture a little bit of home. Gallery here: Above: Sara at sound check, Javier Dunn tosses a ball at Sara's old house, Josh Day w/ a beer before the show, and the band's performance.

Monday, December 29, 2008

12/28 Kyler England's CD cover

Here is the finished artwork from Kyler England's recent album "Simple Machine" featuring photos that we shot earlier this year. Check her out @ www.kylerengland.com

12/27 DJ Zimmie for Jenesis Mag

DJ Zimmie needed some press photos and this one (pimped out by Matt Libby) will be featured in the January edition of Jenesis Magazine.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

12/17 Scion House Party- Fake Blood

Fake Blood, Tommy Sunshine and Scotty B hit the Vanguard for the latest Scion house party. All 3 DJ's rocked it but Fake Blood tore the place down in his first LA performance. For photos of the DJ's and more crowd shots check the GALLERY

12/17 Scion Route 10- Chop Shop

Above: People show dedication by waiting in the rain for the doors to open at the Scion Route "Chop Shop" screening before enjoying free beer and popcorn inside. A great film, then off to the Scion house party. GALLERY

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12/14 Stacy Peralta's "Made In America" screening at The Stronghold

Stacy Peralta's ("Dog Town and Z-Boys") amazing documentary about the Bloods and the Crips screened at the Stronghold and was attended by some of the original Z-Boys including Peralta himself who gave a Q+A. Check here to find out more about the film and here for my photo gallery.

12/13 ISM Untitled Love Opening

Kevin Staniec and ISM Magazine came up with a cool project where talented artists created pieces about broken hearts. I photographed all of their art to be published in a book called "Untitled Love" along w/ short stories about their heartbreak. Here are two images from Saturday's book opening/signing at friend Evan Cerasoli's gallery (w/ more to come hopefully).

12/13 Big Country's going away party

Ashleigh (aka Big Country) will be missed as she heads back home to Tennessee. I stopped by Cabo Cantina to say goodbye before heading on to the Untitled Love book opening and caught her in a rare quiet moment.

12/10 Scion Dec Metal Show- High On Fire

High On Fire (and fans) at the latest Scion metal show @ The Knitting Factory.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12/9 Tonight Show (Behind the Scenes w/ Sara Bareilles)

Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson (with Mai Bloomfield on cello) performed their amazing new song "Winter Song" together on Leno last night and I captured a few behind the scenes moments (my camera wasn't allowed anywhere near the stage). Here is a portrait of Sara and Ingrid in Sara's dressing room. Here's a gallery of photos and here is the Winter Song music video and performance (skip to 39:30).

Monday, December 8, 2008

12/6 Santacon for LA Times (The Guide)

Elina (writer for LATimes) and I jumped on one of 5 buses full of Santa Clauses, elves and Santa's Helpers and rode along the wild ride that is the Santacon pub crawl. Check the article and photo gallery on LATimes.com. And in case you 'Digg' it.  CHECK THE 2010 EDITION on laweekly.com!

Monday, December 1, 2008

12/1 OCMA California Biennial Exhibit

I spent all day photographing the Orange County Museum of Art's California Biennial exhibit earlier this month. Here is one photo containing two of the pieces.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

11/22 Rony's Photo Booth closing party (@ Royal on Main)

After 16 hours working on location I rolled to Royal on Main to cover the closing party for Rony's PhotoBooth. Giant pandas, fire engines and stretchers, DJ's, dancing, free drinks. Just your typical Saturday night. Check it all out here (and happy thanksgiving also. we all have something to be thankful for so it's good to take a moment and reflect. and thanks to Sarah Palin for pushing the vegetarian cause with her recent brutal/strange interview).

11/20 Foundtrack Fall Release Party

FoundTrack threw their Fall '08 Release party at the R Bar downtown, featuring 4 DJ's, free grub and CD's, passwords and dancing. Check out my photos from the event and everything FoundTrack on their blog: foundtrack.blogspot.com Thanks to V and Nassir for the dope party and the shout outs on their site! You should check them out if you haven't already... good ish.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

11/19 Emancipated Film (Behind The Scenes)

Ayda had me come out to shoot some behind the scenes of the powerful indie film Emancipated, directed by P.K. Ziainia (look out for it in a few months). Here is a teaser image and more of my photos will be posted along w/ the release.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

11/8 Scion Art Gallery- Big Geezers

Big Geezers was by the far the craziest and most carnival-like Scion gallery opening yet. There were flying darts popping balloons, nerf guns, spinning wheels of fortune, a welcoming party for the early guests, and as always a good DJ and free drinks. See for yourself here: The photos are also featured on Vimby.com.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

11/5 Scion House Party- The Count and Sinden Soundsystem

Scion's November house party at Vanguard featured The Count and Sinden Soundsystem, Drop the Lime, and Acid Girls. Slide show: Some of these photos also featured on the website Vimby.com:

Monday, November 3, 2008

10/31 Hardfest for LA Times (The Guide)

You can check out my Hardfest photos in galleries on LATimes.com and Metromix. Per popular request I also just added my own gallery w/ 300+ images from the event HERE! The photos should be in the order they were taken, so if you are looking for photos of you (or Justice) later in the night they will be toward the end. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

10/25 California Biennial for OCMA

The Orange County Museum of Art had their Biennial opening celebration last weekend, with all kinds of interactive art and artists as well as DJ's, food and a fun afterparty. Above Daniel Joseph Martinez' animatronic self portrait leaps to life with full body convulsions, causing some older OCMA patrons to yell to their significant others, "Is he alive? Honey, DO SOMETHING!"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

10/30 Harold and Maude

I recently joined Tamar Levine's photo blog where one photographer gives a creative assignment each month and the rest shoot it and comment on each others images. This month was "Film as inspiration." I worked with stylist/model Camille Rousseau again and we got Dane to model for us well after a run in at a party the night before the shoot. To see the still we used as inspiration and two other images from the shoot check out: www.thisisaphotoblog.com