Friday, November 30, 2007


Well, this has been one of the worst weeks of my life and unfortunately it has to fall upon the same week as Matt Gordan's first solo art show in 6 years. I'm not sure if I'm going to make it, but I'm sure his work will be amazing.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I don't even know how to begin
a post like this. Today I lost a friend of mine. Casey Calvert of Hawthorne Heights passed away.

When I heard this today I was completely floored, actually paralyzed. I thought it was some sort of really sick joke. But unfortunately a started getting a barrage of phone calls about it, and it was confirmed.

I've always loved all the boys in Hawthorne, always kind, always going out of their way for people. I've never known a band to do so much to help people out. I don't know how to really express all that I feel for the guys, but I really owe them quite a bit. Not alot of people know this, but Hawthorne really was one of the first really large bands that I was asked to shoot for. They were amazingly kind, and from that day stayed in touch with me and gave me numerous opportunities to shoot for them all around the country. When any other band in a position like theres would have probably gone off to use a more popular or seasoned photographer, they took a chance on a new young up and comer. I'll never forget all the times hanging out with the guys and shooting them. I owe them all so much, and I don't even know how to express what I am feeling right now about this loss. He was an amazing guy.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I just got wind of the new Triumvir X 530 Media Lab collabo, that looks pretty promising. Next year with this two is already looking pretty crazy. The next slew are defiantly going to be the kind that are going to be really something that will be enduring, but worth it in the end.

A bunch of ads that I worked on just dropped this month. I think I have some in Alternative Press, Vapors, BPM, and Antenna. I'm sure there are more, but those are the ones that come to mind.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Here are some photos that I shot while I was at Barry Mcgee's show at the Red Cat Gallery, I would have posted them earlier, but I left this camera in Joe from Franco Shade's car. I think I went to this show early October or something like that, it was right after I wrapped the Eastpack shoot I know that. This show pretty much ruled, and if you can go, you should, because it's really great. Barry's work is always really impressive, and I come away inspired every time.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Today I just got back from my San Fran trip which was alot longer than expected, but really had fun. I got to spend alot of time with some of my family that lives up there as well as with a bunch of friends. The RVCA SF store was beautiful, I'll put up some pics in a bit, I'm still working on some of those. One thing I did see today was an ad that I did for SJC drums with Matt McGinley of the Gym Class Heroes that I didn't know was running yet. Right after my plane landed from SF, I hooked up with my buddy Adrian from Revolt Marketing who is currently touring around with the band Paramore and took me to meet everyone in the band. Everyone was extremely cool, and had a great time hanging out with them, it was kind of nice to not be the only sober one for once. Anyway they had a copy of the latest AP on the bus, and I happen to stumble upon the ad while flipping through it and was pretty excited about it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I kind of want to punch in the face anyone who says that I have it easy, sometimes this job really sucks. I haven't been home in quite sometime, and I don't really get posh accommodations when I'm out most of the time. I was thumbing through one of my point and shoot cameras, and I found some of these photos of a crappy hotel room I had a while back, I remember being terrified that I was going to get carried off in my sleep by cockroaches or crack whores or something like that. It was pretty sweet, I found a nice little needle under my bed, lucky me! I mean I still wouldn't have any other job, I just like to rant sometimes.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Well, I've been in up north in the bay area for the last couple of days and have had a really great time seeing alot of family and friends. I wasn't originally going to come up here till Thursday for the RVCA SF store opening party, but the guys from Skullcandy convinced me to come up for the Icer Air event in the the Giants stadium. I've been waiting all year for this event. I'm really really excited.

Before Icer Air, I have never been to a Ski or Snowboarding contest. I have to admit it was actually alot cooler than I thought it was going to be. I got to meet a bunch of people that are on the Skullcandy Ski team as well as thier team manager who was a extremely cool guy, and I really look forward with working with him again in the future. I also got to chill a bit with Andreas Wiig who I shot last month and had no idea who he was until after the shoot and was super cool. I really think he is an awesome guy and I was actually really sad when he didn't win. I normally don't get bummed at sporting events, because I am really not interested in sports, but Andreas is an amazingly nice person, I think even the guy that came in first was bummed he did, because Andreas Wigg is that awesome. I am honestly excited that I am going to be spending alot of this winter on the snow.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Joe from Franco Shade needs to pay me by the 15th of this month for all the stuff I've been shooting for him or else I get to keep his dog Bronx (my contract with him says so), so to help raise the funds to save his dog and pay my highly inflated fees Joe decided to have a warehouse to generate some quick funds.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Well, today is kind of weird for me, because it's one of my friend's birthdays, and well this normally wouldn't make it on the site nor would it be weird, but this site wouldn't really exist if it wasn't for her. So I wanted to give her a shout out. You see one of the few reasons why I became a photographer (aside from the fact that it's one of the few things I can do right) was to impress her. Before we became friends I had an enormously huge, I mean retardedly huge crush on her. When I say retardedly huge, I mean like almost embarrassingly huge. Like everyone knew at our school knew, but I didn't know they knew, so I looked really dumb when I would follow her around campus. I actually took and extra semester of school just to hang out with her ( sorry mom, I promise tuition for that semester wasn't that high) , as well as a bunch of photo classes that I didn't really need, hence the fact that I got a bunch of extra photo experience and decided that I could actually do this for a living. I normally use to make some sort of ordeal out of her bday, and well things would be kind of weird because I would, and she would say things to me like it's only weird because I make it weird so I decided to do it differently this year. I'm kind of sad that things arn't like they use to be where it was kind of like Screech blindly chasing after Lisa Turtle around the Campus of Bayside high trying to woo her in Saved by the Bell , there was a strange sweetness to it all that I miss, but things change and I'm kind of older now and have to think that their are repercussions for my actions, but anyway today is her Bday, and I wanted to let her know that I didn't forget about her and shes made sure I never will, Fruit Bat, I still love you lots and lots , happy birthday.

p.s. I know she thinks I forgot and I know she never comes to my site, so I think it would be funny when one day she happens to come here and sees this. It's only weird because I make it that way.