Tuesday, December 8, 2009
My ESPN portfolio is on news stands now. I have the cover with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. Also inside are 22 pages of story on the next big things in sports featuring Mr Durant, Chris Johnson, Steven Strasburg, Drew Storen, John Wall, and Melanie Oudin.
Thanks again to all the awesome folks at ESPN and my crew who held it together during a lot of bouncing around. I am super proud to have the cover.
Just shot an 8 page fashion/art story for Foam Magazine which we are jamming on to complete for the next issue Much thanks to Zoe, Kristina and Alex
Also just shot Aloe Blacc who is an amazing artist on Stones Throw Records. Truly an inspiration to work with.
Check out Project White T Shirt . An amazing project curated by Ritchie Chan of Triple Major. I shot the catalog of the exhibition which open at Welcome Hunters on Dec 19th. New LA Record with Luis and The Wildfires on the cover, out now as well as zines at the LA Record store.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
2 years ago today, well two years ago last night I sat in my car at three in the morning crying like a baby because you made a song come true. When I was a kid, when rock and roll and soft rock and new wave and punk rock and all of it began to have its amazing power on me like nothing else I would hear songs and dream, wish, beg some kind of god that the feelings described in these mind melting opuses I crawled inside to would someday happen to me. That the lift that the arrangement and the words and the kick drum at just the right place and how they all swirled in ways totally indescribable. That someday the songs would come true. And after coming home late and finding your package and opening the CD and having no where to play it except my car and driving around as each song amazed me more than the next then wham in front of my house after I had driven by yours to see if the light was on and I came back and before I could pull in the drive way the song came on. I hadn't heard it in years and years and it hit and I pulled over immediately even though I was feet from my driveway cause it peeled away everything and I sat stunned sobbing and knowing that what ever happened, what ever happened when I called you the next day and we went to eat and we held hands by the library and decided to try again, no matter what happened you had made the song come true. Years and years and years of wondering why life never seemed to have the same power as it did when those songs came on and then there it was. 3am in front of my house crying while the parking guy told me i had to move my car as I realized that the song was describing exactly what was going on at that very moment, like you were talking to me, directly to me through my radio. Thank you my love. For this I owe you all
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A couple years ago I did a story on Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. My friend Cali introduced me to the place in 2003. It a beautiful beautiful place and a true document of an Los Angeles rarely seen anymore, or that many people never even knew existed. Ive traveled a bit and I think it is in my top 5 favorite places in the world. There is a giant tree stump with a bit of revisionist history on it that I always loved. The only down fall now is that the chapel door is now locked open as I guess a few folks got busted doin it in there. God bless them.