I shot Jacob and Melanie's wedding 2 weeks ago and it was amazing. When Jacob and Melanie told me that Jacob has a million people in his family (no exaggeration), I preemptively got a headache thinking of all the bossing around I would have to do... But both families were great to work with. Everyone was very nice and took direction very well, despite myself being horrible at giving directions. That day I shot with my Nikon D7000, D200, and my Minolta Maxxum 5. I've edited some of the photos I took with my digital camera and posted a few on Facebook, but the shots you see below are from my film camera. The only thing I altered on the photo is the exposure (making the picture brighter) and the photos look great.
Hope you enjoy them!!!
St. Vincent came around last week in support of her 3rd studio album, and one of my favorite releases of 2011, "Strange Mercy". Those around me know how big of a crush I have on Annie Clark aka St. Vincent so I was very excited to get approved (last minute) to shoot the show. The night was amazing and I was pleased with the photos I got.
Hope you like them too!
This post is WAY WAY late... but that's okay.
As I was making some more room on my hard drive I came across these shots I took of WU LYF back in July. This show was definitely one of my favorite shows of 2011. Just picture The Echo in Echo Park jam packed, sweaty bodies dancing around, and a massive smile on my face intermittently covered by my camera each time I took a shot.
WU LYF's album is "Go Tell Fire to the Mountain" is one of my favorite releases of 2011 and really excited to see them in November at The Troubadour and I highly recommend checking them out if they come to a venue near you.
YACHT, comprised of Jonah Bechtolt and Claire Evans, performed at The Echo Plex last Friday night as part of the Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival. They went on shortly after midnight, but you couldn't tell by how energized the crowd was as YACHT ripped through a 45 minute set. It was really fun to see YACHT evolve from just Jona and his laptop to a full band featuring Claire and great video visuals projected in the background. One thing didn't change... and that's Jona's energy. Make sure to check out YACHT if they ever come around... you will not be disappointed.
In the meanwhile check out the photos from last Friday below!
In my opinion there aren't enough girl groups out there that rock like Dum Dum Girls.
These gals dressed all in black, took the stage, and rocked a good 45 minute set.
As always with the small club shows the lighting was a little iffy, but I think i did alright... Tell me what you think!
You can check out the review over at The Audio Perv by Ace Ubas
A couple weeks ago my friend Brighton asked me to shoot some head shots for her upcoming acting auditions and today we finally got them done. We went down to the Arts District in DTLA and found some cool spots to shoot. You can't really tell, but the photos where Brighton is wearing a mustard colored shirt is the same location where they shot scenes from the movie Drive with that Ryan Gosling character... not sure if you know who he is.
Here are some of my favorites photos from today!
Special thanks goes to The Senator for helping us out!
If you need some head shots hit me up and I can schedule you in! 626-290-7351
311 in Santa Barbara County Bowl was amazing... I've had so many great memories at the county bowl that all include 311.
One memory that's fresh in my mind took place on 05/26/2000 and the Los Angeles Lakers were playing game 3 of the Western Conference Championship series against the Portland Trailblazers. I remember the anxiety not being able to do both things. Anyhow, during the show Nick Hexum announced that the Lakers had beaten the Trailblazers 93-91 and the whole place erupted. I was jumping up and down and my friend Derek and I were about to embrace when he accidentally knocked my glasses off and they broke upon hitting the ground. I picked them up and watch the show holding my broken glasses on my face.
That was an awesome night in more ways than one... and last Sunday was no different.
Here are some photos from that show if you forgot how amazing the night was.
The 311 weekend continued on Saturday in Irvine as the boys came out and played a killer killer show. It was like a volleyball match... Djs Soulman and Trichrome bumped, Sublime with Rome set, and 311 Spiked. It was a great show with an amazing set list. Here are some photos for you to look at. enjoy!
Sublime with Rome
hope you liked them!
311 in Santa Barbara photos coming very soon.
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Last weekend I flew up to San Francisco to shoot a ton of cool bands who's energy was amazing and palpable... and it was amazing. Last night that same amazing energy came from two bands Sublime with Rome and 311. Unfortunately the traffic getting to San Diego was so bad that I missed the first 3 songs to shoot Sublime with Rome. No worries there... i'm shooting them tonight and tomorrow night as well. I did however shoot 311. And if you've never seen 311 before, they're like a musical defibrillator. They make you come alive with their music and last night was no exception. Check out my photos from last night's show below!
I haven't posted in 2 months and it's gotta be longest unintentional break in blogging that I've ever taken. But i've been super busy and that's no joke. Been shooting like crazy... but if you follow me on Facebook you probably already know that. long story short... i should be better about constantly posting photos. that being said, here are some of my favorite shots of each artists i photographed at Outside Lands this past week.
you can also go to The Audio Perv for more photos from Outside Lands and other music related news.
Outside Lands Music Festival Day 1
Release the Sunbird
The Joy Formidable
TORO y MOI (in camera double exposure)
MGMT (in camera double exposure)
Big Audio Dynamite (Mick Jones of The Clash and legendary documentarian Don Letts)