Tuesday, February 3, 2009
here's what i have been spending my free time on. probably comes off a little weird. this is a preview... i am going to be re-editing these, seeing as i finally picked up a copy of photoshop proper. there's going to be at least another 8 shoots for this and i hope it continues to help me develop my techniques and skills.
Friday, January 30, 2009
this is GUILT TRIP! they are from jersey city new jersey. they play a noisy fast loud brooding sort of hardcore punk. you can sample some of their sonic testimonials right here. they are one of my favorite bands to shoot, they are just fluid and move and shake and thunder and rip and shred and thrash. here is a link to a flyer for the next show...if you are around and want to hang i am sure these dudes will show you a fuckin grand time...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
PORTLAND is a city that rides. this particular photo was taken outside of a hospital, i believe it was also a light rail stop. but this was only about a quarter of the bikes that had been locked up for the day there. i recently had an opportunity to vacation there and was blown away by many of the cities great qualities. here are some highlights...
-ROVING PACKS OF PINBALL CREWs (portland is the pinball capital of america???)
-MORE BREWERIES THEN THE BEER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (at the time of my visit 28 brewerys were accounted for)
-FULLY NEKKED GO-GO WITH DRINKING & MORE GO-GO BARS PER CAPITA THEN ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A
-AMERICANS LARGEST BOOKSTORE
-ONE OF AMERICAS OLDEST JAPANESE GARDENS
-A YEAR ROUND SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN THAT IS WITH IN VIEW AND ONLY AN HOUR 1/2 AWAY (YEAR ROUND SNOW!!! EVEN WHEN ITS 90 DEGREES IN THE CITY)
-MOVIE THEATERS THAT HAVE 2ND RUN MOVIES FOR 3 BUCKS THAT SERVE BEER AND PIZZA'S??
Thursday, December 11, 2008
this is RSO , they are a bastion of hope in a world of wastes and regurgitations. some would call them annoying, some would like you to believe they are art house amateurs, but I call them perfection. punk is not meant from everyone. where some see license to be for the punks, RSO tear down the rules, standards and the by the book formulated song writing and go in a more chaotic and less predictable direction. as a band they have been tooling around for some time now, but this line-up released their first recordings last year. it quickly became a personal favorite. you might want to check them out this saturday at the clash bar in clifton, new jersey. if it sounds like your cup of tea, check THIS and or THIS out.
say hello to the OMEGAS. if you haven't heard them, you should check out their demo . they played new york, new york recently. they killed it. it's not that they are the new face of punk or are breaking any new ground. it's that they are doing what so few bands fail to do, write, play and perform their punk songs with heart, soul, backbones, squeals, aggression and a general disregard for whats cool and or in these days. they are from montreal and you should be payin attention for sure.