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White Boys Love Hip Hop

14th September 2011

Have you heard of Jay & Tophers hip hop project, yet? Probably not. Its a work in progress, but I felt that getting their promo taken was going to be an inevitable step in the process. So in between a couple of really intense rainstorms, I decided it would be a perfect time to stomp around puddles and get some of those shots squared away.

I loooove taking photos after a rain storm. The cement reflect everything as if it were ice. The overcast is a nice change from the blaring sun that had been following us around all afternoon. Bite me, sunshine.



Gettin Saused in Austin

12th September 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to Austin, TX for some hard work in the hot sun. On my off time, I got some very important summer activities done!

When I die, please remember to add that poem to my list of irrelevant  and horrible talents.

Almost always being in a city, I had never been tubing before. I think this became very obvious as I walked to the river, wondering where I would put my boots as I floated down the water.  I still have slight mysophobia but despite the beer polluted water, tubing was way fun!

Due to the delima I encountered, I am now the shameful owner of a pair of sandals. “flip flops” as some people call them. Although I was unprepared with the proper footwear, I was prepared with the proper camera. I’ve had a Weathermatic Dual 35 sitting in a camera box for years, just waiting to take a dip. So I finally took  a couple of fun shots with it, that day.

I decided that I was going to grab my friend a postcard as I tend to do. Maybe I was looking in all the wrong places, although I feel like not selling them in the airport is a bit of an oversight. I ended up just sending a 4×6 print of something I shot with 35mm and making a post card of my own to print out and distribute when I go back there to shootF3F, in November.

Isn’t Kris a lovely model?  As an adventurous meat eater, like myself, he’s also a lovely Texan tour guide

And a fantastic jumper!

Heres some other fun shots from my day off in Austin.

I don’t think I had a single bad meal, while I was there. A couple of my favorite things that I don’t think New York will be able to recreate are Rudys brisket, Hula Huts pina coladas, and Jos cinnamon rolls.



ohJoy!

2nd September 2011

Let me tell ya, trying post on your blog from the wifi that you pick up from sitting on a bus stop bench, is about as difficult & time consuming as it sounds. So although this post should have gone up yesterday, it didn’t. Ooops.

I consider New York City my home. As in, the entire city. The bus stop is my office and the subway is my playground (as shown above). I’ve really loved the past couple of months of traveling and coming back to New York. Here’s some other things that have kept me happy, recently:

Watching my favorite movie, on the beach

Always knowing were my cell phone is

tiny zines

tiny photos

Puffy skirts, for they vaguely remind me of jellyfish!

Starting an armada of robots to abduct my friends for me.

Solid objects that resemble bubbles.

Drawing portraits of friends, with friends.

Having physical proof of my week

always having some type of camera on hand

Photo Booths!!!!

silly postures

Seeing ex-goth kids wear white

The look on the postal workers face as he had to write out my confirmation ticket

piggy back rides!

fresh doughnuts

Looking out of windows during rain storms.

Getting caught in the rain storms.

Climbing!

Wearing silly socks. I make sure to buy new silly socks every time I know I’ll have to go through airport security.

The color combination: red and blue

All photos were taken (and drawn on!) by Chloe Rice

With the exception of the top one & photo booths

A Fly On The Wall at the House of Off The Wall

31st August 2011

House of Vans in Greenpoint Brooklyn is a fairly new venue/ skatepark that had been putting on free shows, through out the summer. A few weeks back, Against Me! played along side Tokyo Police Club, Japanther, and something called Big Freedia.

I went and took some shots of the space during sound check.

Asking what this weird knobby thing, turned Jay, from Against Me, into a toootal nerd for about 2 minutes. Let me completely butcher the way he explained what it does.

Ahem…Apparently, you attach the bottom side of this torque knob to the screws along the side of the drum head and turn it until the arrow is lined up with the number that you want your drum head to be tightened to. I believe his were roughly between 20 & 25.

We took turns twisting the thing over each of the screws, and although it serves no purpose in my life, it was kind of fun to use.

Weak turn out, eh?

Big Freedia was the oddest group there, to say the least. The entire show was pretty swell, though!


A Family Trip to Spahn Ranch

30th August 2011

“Whatcha thinkin’ ’bout?” -Charles Manson

My friend Radeo and I are always up for an adventure. One of the things of my adventure bucket list was to go to Spahn Ranch, where the Manson family lived in the spring of 1968. She was way into this idea. I knew it was in Southern California and that it was probably blocked off to the public.

After a bit of research that brought us no more help than a google map could have, we began this excursion with only the following to help guide us…Seriously.

Manson follower, Tex Watson, drew this map of the area when they were living there. As ridiculous as it looks, its actually a pretty accurate!

This is Topanga, which is the main road before making the turn up to Old Santa Susanna Pass. We had to park the car in a church parking lot, jump a barricade, and hike for about 30 minutes into a wooded area full of prickly things in the grass.

There were a couple of weird forks in the road and creeks to Macgyver our way through, but we eventually found our way to the spot. It’s where George Spahn, the owner of the ranch, let the Manson family hide out in return for sexual favors from the ladies in the family. Its also where the family was introduced to the Beatles White Album, and the entire Helter Skelter came about for them. In 2005, the actual  house burnt down in a fire. Although there are some random rusted pieces of material all over the path, that actual site is just a beautiful quiet open field that is surrounded by trees and rocky mountains.

We made the most of the moment with the help of a Manson patch that’s sewn onto the back of my hoodie.

After a long day of walking in the sun, we packed up the family and headed to the beach.

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