Tuesday, September 29, 2009

9/27 Abbot Kinney Festival for LA Weekly

above: edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros during their amazing abbot kinney festival performance. all the bands killed it at this massive free festival. LA Weekly GALLERY

Sunday, September 27, 2009

9/26 Bon Iver Sunrise Show @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

an unforgettable night at the hollywood forever cemetery with chanting monks, the sweet sounds of bon iver and a crowd of blankets and ears that stayed for as long as seven hours as night turned to fog... check my GALLERY and randall robert's article on laweekly.com.

9/26 Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser for LA Weekly

not your average bikini car wash... this one (thrown by pingping, the rabbit and the hear gallery with proceeds going to help dj notorious jen) featured a slew of dj's, graffiti art, live portraits, hot dogs and jello shots, talented bikini'd gals and speedo'd guys, kids pools, massages and a bunch of photogs. look for more in the near future! GALLERY on LAWeekly.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

9/26 Scion Art Gallery Artist Reception

the closing party for scion's installation 5 featured a bunch of the artists for a private vip reception with dim sung, good beer, dj dirty dave and some bday balloons. above: french w/ his birthday balloon (happy bday!), codak and friends, dirty dave and a guest having fun w/ one of the pieces.

Friday, September 25, 2009

9/24 "Best Of" LA Weekly Summer Pool Parties

a bunch of my photos are up on la weekly's "best of summer pool parties." i knew there was a reason i loved this summer! also photos by the cobrasnake and shannon cottrell... check em all out HERE.

5/23 OOH LA L.A. @ Coco De Mer for LA Weekly

weds was good times... hanging with v and the dj crew pony vs tiger and shooting the lingerie line and party for carol malony @ coco de mer. mr. hasslehoff's surprise appearance was fun as well. check the gallery on la weekly!

9/22 Chris and Lauren's Wedding

a few images from chris and lauren's wedding, shot by me and my dad david young-wolff. what a beautiful location and evening!

Monday, September 21, 2009

9/19 Foundtrack/Puma Splash Dance III Party @ Standard Hollywood

foundtrack and puma threw their last pool party of the summer saturday w/ a whole slew of dope dj's (above photo) and giveaways from puma, knockaround and beautyfix.com. gallery up on laweekly.com and check foundtrack.com for even more photos soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

9/16 Scion Sept House Party @ The Roxy

some photos from the latest scion dub step party, with la's own 12th planet opening it up, followed by gaslamp killer, n-type and pinch. check the gallery for more and scion.com for more info on future events.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Photo Inspiration- Christopher Andersen and Christian Poveda

Caracas, Venezuela by Christopher Andersen (Magnum).

a great photo of the grime, grit, dust and rain in caracas, to go along with his photo story in the new york times, which makes me want to do some travel reportage.

gangs in el salvador by Christian Poveda (1/12/57-9/2/09).

poveda was an incredibly brave filmmaker/photographer, witnessing 3 of his filmmaking crew members murdered during the filming of 'la vida loca' and still continuing to journey back before finally being ambushed and murdered by those he was documenting. a salvadorian photographer remarked: "Christian is just one of the 10 who will die today. If you look long enough down the throat of the lion, he will eat you." rest in peace to a heroic documentarian.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

9/14 Venice Skate Portraits for Brand X Mag (LA Times)

"It's an opportunity for skaters to go pro and have a place to practice in the U.S. . . . like a new mecca for skaters." --Jodi Kealoha

i photographed and interviewed 8 venice locals about the new skateboard park for brand x magazine. the issue comes out tomorrow and you can see the article up now on thisisbrandx.com

9/12 H.O.P.E and JAYO Charity Volleyball Tournament

i donated my saturday to one of my favorite non profits, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) who teamed up with JAYO and The Sinjin Smith Volleyball Academy to raise money for Autism and HOPE and other great causes. here are some of my photos and i even got to play a little bit toward the end of the day.

9/12 Scion Gallery Opening- Installation Five Charity Event

scion's (another of my favorite for-profit companies) latest tour features 40 artist's 'self portraits' and an auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward 'Creative Capital,' the premier national artist support organization (www.creativecapital.org). bid here! above, art by lisa alisa and jeff soto, and artists mark mothersbaugh (of devo), christina m. felice and kofie with their pieces.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11 1st assistant for Tamar Levine

tamar levine brought me in to assist for a recent summer fashion shoot she did and here is one of the images.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/10 Toms Shoes' Family Reunion Party

toms shoes is one of my favorite 'for profit' companies (you might have seen this commercial) so i was excited to cover the family reunion fashion night out party for them. toms donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought, so check out the website, buy some shoes and help out some kids! (my photo below of founder blake mycoskie is currently featured on the tom's home page as well). thanks to peyton (flintstone dj) for the gig.