Category Archives: Photography

A Darling Little Wedding

7th October 2011

Gala and Mike got married over the summer.

About time! (For the wedding AND the post about it)

The style in which the wedding was held was very “Gumba”, as Mike would say. Close family and friends came to the Brooklyn Bridge park where a short service was held, eyes watered up, Johnny Cash was quoted, and celebratory Cheerios were thrown. After, we all walked over to Grimaldi’s, where the bride and groom cut the pie.

It was a really cute wedding and I’m so happy I got asked to shoot it.

What I love most about Gala is her attention to details. She has a way of taking something very elegant and accentuating it with her unique and tasteful touch. Heres some shots of what I’m talkin’ about


Today, Last Month: My Review of Chicago

20th September 2011

I can’t believe it was around this time, last month, that Gala and I went to Chicago for the 20SB Summit. Since we were there for a pretty short amount of time, we had a lot of adventures to cram into our time off. I LOVED Chicago! I wish I could do an individual post about every single place I went but I will simply try to condense it as much as I can.

The plane landed way too early in the morning. As soon as my phone recaptured reception, I immediately began mapping out where Intelligentsia was.

oh, soy iced Angeleno, how I’ve missed your frothy kisses.

Once I was a bit more caffeinated, I was able to navigate our way through the city with the help of their tertiary colored public transportation system

Quimbys had the largest selection of ‘zines I’d ever seen. It took up a majority of the shop.

There was a lot of vintage shops to peak into. The term “vintage” is a very quaint expression for old, smelly, and overpriced, don’t you think?
This photo of my feet and someone’s old fancy dress was taken by Gala

The Boring Store was super creative non profit shop built up by 826CHI to help educate and offer creative writing to local kids.

Our friend Ben, is from Chicago and introduced us to Big Star. A Mexican food spot with delicious tacos. I couldn’t decide what I wanted, so I got one of each. Don’t judge the fat kid, please…

Across the street from Big Star, was the most vibrant unmarker wall I’ve ever seen. Ironically, inside was the most dimly lit bar I had ever been in. How Ben captured this shot of Gala and I, is beyond me.

I’m not going to lie. My ignorant punk heart was less than enthused on the thought of going to visit a huge chunk of corporate art. I’ve seen photos The Bean, and the amount of people that it reflected in the photos, gave me enough anxiety to want to crawl under my couch for hours. Luckily, I think the rain scared a lot of people away from being there that day. We kind of stumbled into the park and over to it. And it was AWESOME! One of those things that is only properly conveyed upon being there.

When I mention Chicago, I typically get barked at by friends, about this place called Kumas Corner. Now I know why. They make amazing burgers, named after amazing bands, and blair amazing music while you wait an slightly ridiculous amount of time for your food. I thought it was completely worth the wait to have the High On Fire chicken sandwich, though.

I knew it was my kind of place, as soon as I saw the amount of Cholula they supply you with.

It’s been a month since our quick stop in Chicago. Too long, if you ask me. I’m ready to go back.

Gala wrote a fun recollection of our trip up on her blog, as well

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.

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