This past fall I hit the road with the Power Shares Series, along with some of the greatest tennis players to ever live. Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and John McEnroe headlined the tour that hit 12 US arenas around the country. This traveling circus makes me really appreciate how touring musicians live their life. Arenas really DO all look the same, cities start to look the same. Airport, car, arena, hotel, sleep. Repeat. We did this routine for 12 nights. I’ll never know how they do it 150 nights a year, every year.
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I spent nearly four years calling Long Beach, NY my home. To see the devastation Hurricane Sandy has brought to this tight knit community has been heartbreaking. But like the proud community they are, it’s come as no surprise how they’ve banded together to help rebuild not only their lives, but this great town as well. And that has been inspiring.
Countless residents have lost their possessions, their cars, and even their homes! And as a photographer, I can’t even begin to imagine all the photographs lost in the flood. So this is where I come in. On December 16th, starting at 10am, we will be setting up a makeshift photo studio at Blue Point Restaurant in the west end for anyone interested in a family portrait session. Lets get those pictures back on your walls. And feel like a normal family for a day!
Make it a holiday theme if you like. The whole family, or just the kids. We’ll even photograph you individually. And we’ll also throw in some prints, and all the photos will be available as a free download later
The next step, if you or anyone you know is interested, please send us an email to email@example.com so we can start establishing some numbers. And please let us know who will be participating (family, kids, etc.).
And…very important! If you’d like to get involved, please email us. Volunteers, make up artists, photographers. Anyone who wants to spend a day giving back and having fun.
Now go spread the word. We want as many families to take advantage of this offer as possible. Post this message to your Facebook. Tell your friends. Just get in touch and get to signing up!
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
I know the summer’s come to an end when the US Open comes rolling into town. For the past 8 or 9 years I’ve spent my final two weeks of the summer at Arthur Ashe Stadium, shooting the greatest tennis players in the world. Check out some of my favorites from the tournament. Read the rest of this entry …
Just got back from a very successful Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. It was one of the most organized and together festivals I’ve ever been to. And this was only their first year. Big ups to Edelman PR, Red Frog Events, and all the onsite staff that made this such a successful festival. Though I will say I’m pretty disappointed in a few bands, especially Mr. Jack White, who put the kibosh on the agency photographers. The Killers had a zero photo policy, though I can’t say I was too surprised at that. But I did catch some great music, from new bands and old bands. Check out some highlights of the weekend.
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Just launched a new site, my dumbass host “deleted” my account so I figured instead of having the old rebuilt, let’s just put up something new. Though now I lost all my comment, Facebook and Twitter love. So if you’re new to the site, or revisiting, spread a little love. Help make me look a little more relevant to those Google spiders.
Very excited for my Nikon Live and Rock Paper Photo interview going live. I sat down with them this past May, and we spoke about my experiences as a music photographer. I was one of the first Rock Paper Photo photographers when they launched last year, and it has been an absolute honor to be included alongside such talented and accomplished photographers. It was an even greater honor to be chosen as 1 of 3 photographers to be featured by Nikon. The video will be airing on the web, as well as at some of the Nikon and Live Nation venues this summer.
This was my first experience in front of the camera in this capacity, and it was definitely overwhelming. Big thanks to the editors who helped make me sound a bit more coherent! And to Nikon, Live Nation, and Rock Paper Photo!
The best part about SXSW is not a surprise Kanye appearance. It’s discovering new bands in their ascent. I was finally able to catch up with The Kingston Springs, a band my buddy Jeff Gentner has been following and filming for over a year now. They’re young, exciting, and as I write driving west for (I believe) their first west coast swing. Jeff also turned me on to another Nashville local, Rayland Baxter, who’s voice, to me, sounds part Jim James, part Paul Simon. I think that’s a compliment?
Some photos from one of the many Kingston Springs and Rayland Baxter’s SXSW sets.
Last night Lil’ Wayne played the Austin Music Center to support his newest partnership with Mountain Dew, DEWeezy. Though that’s not all he’s been up to these days. I was hired for another new Weezy venture, his Trukfit (see brim) clothing line. Not sure how you feel about Wayne, but I find him entertaining as hell. His lyrics are sometimes smart, sometimes poetic, usually ridiculous. Oh yea, and he skates? Here’s a couple photos from last nights show.
Day one of my South by Southwest. I flew in early morning (there’s nothing wrong with bbq brisket tacos from Salt Lick at 10:00 am in case you were wondering) and headed straight to the Swing House and Mapex Players Pitstop Day Party at Rusty’s Austin. Saw lots of really great bands today, including the always entertaining Foxy Shazam, as well as some new (to me) bands like Vas Defrans, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, and (my favorite band of the day) Fox & The Law. Here’s a few of my favorites from today.