Monday, March 29, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3/24 BOXeight Fashion Week Behind The Scenes for Brand X and LA Times

above: brand x back cover tear sheet (on street news stands now!)
BOXeight closed out fashion week with their 3rd behind the scenes look at fashion shoots, including the make-up, styling and shooting. check my gallery on and a recap on above: a portrait of isabelle applen, two models pose for founder peter gurnz on the future heretics set and taryn manning dj's.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3/23 LA Times Street Fashion- Slauson Super Mall

the latest la times street fashion assignment brought me to the slauson super mall, known by locals as the slauson swap meet. above are a few of the people i documented and you can check the intro and entire gallery on with quotes to go along w/ each photograph. i even ran into fashion/music icon taz arnold (bottom photo).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

3/17 St Patty's Day Part 2 for LA Weekly

the rest of my marathon shoot brought me back to the east side for a st patty's day themed boxing match at la live, MFG's Chamber Clothing Preview at Las Perlas, Jason Mercier's Ghetto Gloss opening, New Kingdom and Matter's performances during Foundtrack's New Noise night at Bar Lubitsch, and finally Wild Life at The Short Stop. full gallery up here on

3/17 St Patty's Day Part 1 for LA Weekly

my st. patrick's day started at casey's irish pub at 9am before a festival at 11am at la live. then it was off to the west side irish pubs for some green beer and a santa monica pub crawl until sun down. check the full gallery HERE and my after dark photo excursions are coming soon.

3/15 Anthony Toth's 747 (in his living room) for Brand X Magazine

"Most folks' garages are cluttered with fairly predictable things. Cobweb-encrusted workout apparatus, boxes of tangled Christmas bulbs, hydroponic grow lights. Anthony Toth's garage, however, is filled with a 747." - read the rest of peter gilstrap's article here or you can check more of my photos out in this week's hard copy of brand x magazine!

Monday, March 15, 2010

3/12 Eat Bug Eat for Brand X and

brand x magazine sent me to the machine project's 'eat bug eat' event friday night in echo park. it was a surreal experience to see all the live worms and larvae and the people who came to eat them. i sampled a few fried bugs myself, with my favorite being the worm that tasted just like bacon. check the online article here and the full gallery on also check your nearby newsstands for the latest brand x issue!

Friday, March 12, 2010

3/11 Downtown Art Walk & I Am A Laser for LA Weekly

i wandered the streets for hours last thurs night. some highlights included freestyle battling 3 emcees (hope that video doesn't surface!), drinking mezcal at las perlas, sampling the various food trucks, meeting and photographing the artists at the hive gallery and running into all you kids who were out and about. check the gallery up on

Monday, March 8, 2010

3/7 4th Annual Urban Iditarod for LA Weekly

the 'beta dogs' say: "The Los Angeles Urban Iditarod celebrated it's 4th anniversary with another epic event. While the weather had some doggie nerves rattling in the morning, by the start of the race the clouds had parted and the sun was shining down on the brave participants. Thanks to everyone for coming out, having a great time, and helping all your fellow pups get home safe and sound." full gallery HERE on

Sunday, March 7, 2010

3/5 Matre and Crew @ Good Hurt

after first fridays it was straight to the good hurt for a fun samo reunion featuring a performance by homies matre (above), max and peyton.

3/6 First Fridays @ Natural History Museum for LA Weekly

"The Natural History Museum kicked off another in its First Fridays series on March 5 with DJs Them Jeans and Shortee, and performances by bands Deer Tick and Everest. Attendees wandered between the main museum, the dance floor and the concert hall, soaking up the music while surrounded by taxidermied animal specimens. Talk about surreal." full gallery HERE on

Thursday, March 4, 2010

3/3 Manifest Equality Gallery Opening for LA Weekly

here are a few photos from last night's manifest equality opening in hollywood. if you have a chance to check out the space it's definitely worth your time and last night's event featured speeches by heather graham, marisa tomei (both above) and cleve jones, as well as performances by ben lee and titz and the tantrums. full gallery now up on *also pictured above, daryl hannah, 2 friends holding up 'vote for love' signs and ben lee performing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

2/27 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's at the 'Class' Opening Party for LA Weekly

the class trade show threw their opening party in santa monica sat night with an open bar and awesome intimate performance by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. the after party was dj'd by c-town at a penthouse in shangri-la. full la weekly gallery HERE.