My friend Jordan Caress directed and performed in a rock concert of Les Misérables at the Mercy Lounge this past week. It was really cool and I thank Jordan for letting me in to photograph this awesome rendition of the musical.
Well New-ish. I shot this with Nessa Kessinger back in 2009 in Austin, Texas. She edited and posted her version soon after the shoot. You can see it here. I've been wanting to do my mix, but never got around to it until now. Here it is finally; Enjoy!
I shot this with my friend Jason in Guangzhou, China. It was this massive fishing dock behind our hotel. it was bustling all night and day. It's a bunch of raw clips edited together; pretty simple edit.
Mary Ellen Mark is street photographer who inspired my photography in college. Her revealing, uncropped images were an inspiration for me as a photojournalist. I never liked cropping my images too much. I shoot for what I wanted in the camera rather in the computer.
I believe in today's world of iPhones and camera-phones, everyone does some form of street photography now. Usually for humor, cuteness, updates of their own life or news, but Mark's photograph's are deeper than that. They are reminiscent of paintings of realsim in the 1850's. Like she explains in the video, it reveals truth. Mary Hellen Mark is the modern day realism artist.
Sebastian Mlynarski is an awesome photographer that caught my eye when I saw this album cover for Cold Cave's Cherish the Light Years.
This photograph (on right) of band member Jenifer Clavin is nearly perfect I believe. The smoothness of the shades of gray throughout the photograph, but it has great contrast. Her eye is so well lit but has that great texture of the shadow from her knitted hood. Very classical, dark and beautiful. The flowers I think give it that classical painting look to the composition.
Mlynarski has many other great photos on his website. Also check out his personal work. He has also done music videos which is a major plus in my book.
I've been out. My friends and I headed out to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It was a really cool place. We were a short walking distance from the beach, boardwalk, downtown and plenty of nice restaurants. Thank you Jamie and Katie for setting this up for all of us.
Im in D.C. getting ready to go to Rehoboth Beach, DE for a week. Last year, my friends and I went to the Outer Banks, NC. It was a blast, but I never got around posting the photo from the trip.... until now.
I found this image of mine from my old Journal days.
It's a photograph covering Farm Days. Where farmers basically have an open house for families who rarely seen the inner workings of farms (i.e. farm life, where their food comes from). I tagged along with the cute family. I was able to capture this nice image of them at this moment where they were alone together; enjoying the view and country air.
After seeing a taping of "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" at TPAC. I saw a large orange glow from a distance with a huge plume of white smoke. Naturally, I drove to the fire to see what happened. Luckily, I had my camera gear in my car.
I photographed my friend Zarna again for a themed shoot this time. I had my eye to photograph this seedy hotel in Nashville. It was a cheap hotel that looked very shady, but had beautiful teal railings with yellow speckled walls. I thought it would be a great place to do a shoot with her. You can see more on my flickr.
"Is Tropical" by the Greeks is an awesome video representing of a boy's imagination, super gory fun. The video is directed by Megaforce. Who also directed a 'Video of Week' pick, Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness."
I visited Chicago for the first time a couple weeks ago. Amanda and I had such an amazing time. We booked a great hotel, went shopping, ate a ton of food. The Chicago weather did damper the photographic experience. A cold snap came by and gave us rain, 40 degree weather and, of course, WIND. Here are some of the snapshots I did take while at Second City.
I recently photographed nashville indie rock band Tale Tell Nights. We had a lot of fun shooting together at a small park in nashville. The location was perfect for the band. Tell Tale were awesome for bringing props, dressing well and knowing how to pose. They blended perfectly with Sunnyside, a 1852 restored house at the park.
More photos will be posted on my flickr this weekend.
New video project completed. I wanted to do a more journalistic style video; using ambient audio and music.
I shot this with my friend's sony HD handicam. Videography or video journalism has been a style I have been wanting to explore. I really enjoyed doing this. I cant wait to explore this more often. Next time, I'll use a DSLR ( more control, better color correction and overall quality) and have more quotes. I realize the challenge of finding good quotes, it's the foundation of a story.
I'll post more videos from china in it's same theme to music, but i will also post some raw videos from the trip and other mini vids using ambient audio.