Wednesday, April 29, 2009


One of my favorite acts of recent time has been the band Ra Ra Riot. My buddy Adrian from Revolt Marketing who worked with them recently on one of their tours told me about them and said that they were a band I would totally be into. As usual, I harassed him, and belittled him, and when he wasn't looking I stole his ipod and listened to them, and was blown away, then as fate would have it, I was actually able to meet up with them at SXSW earlier this year. They were so nice and cool, and we have a ton of mutual friends, so after that we went on our way. Well, fast forward a few months later we were all able to hook up again, this time in San Diego while they are on tour with Death Cab for Cutie. The guys over at Creative Recreation don't know this, but the reason why I came home when I did Egypt was to make sure to catch thier show, shhhhh....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


So I'm finally back and home for longer than a week, I'm actually home for a whopping 14 days, and then I am off to Columbus Ohio for Rock on the Range. Anyway, I was out in Cairo shooting the latest installment of my world tour lookbooks for Creative Recreation. Its going to be a while before these will be able to be to available for viewing. The Paris books and images are actually going up now, hopefully I'll have some of that up on the site in a few days.

Cairo was a pretty unbelievable place, I got to see so many incredible things. The Pyramids, The Sphinx, tons of temples, and alot of stuff on the Nile. Cairo, was always one of those places that I've always wanted to go, but out of the excitement of wanting to go to a place that was strange and foreign to me and its been a general rule for me for the last couple of years that I don't really travel anywhere unless its work related, so when it came time to decide where to go for this shoot I jumped at the chance to make it Egypt.
The food was actually pretty good, and the people were awesome. I ate at some pretty nice places and I ate at some pretty shady spots and I must say I was pretty into it. Getting to ride a camel to work for a couple of days was a pretty surreal experience as well, seeing things from so high up is so different, I wonder if thats how the dwarf felt in that jewish story about the Dwarf that could see the fartest because he stood on the shoulders of a giant. I dunno why I just thought of that, so random. Even more random is this dwarf that sits on the shoulders of this giant. Anyway I'm pretty tired and jet lagged right now, so I'll post up more about this later, I'm going to try and get on a regular sleep scheduele now.

Monday, April 20, 2009


I was in Austin for SXSW a few years
back and I saw this spray painted on a building and for some reason, call it coincidence, or foreshadowing of some sort, I kept it on my desktop.
One of the perks of this job is that I get to work with alot of artists and people I respect. Most of the time, they come in, we bang out some shots, and thats that. I was asked recently to asked to shoot Raekwon from the Wu-Tang clan and I expected it to be exactly that, but it wasn't.

This was actually one of the more fun shoots I have had recently. Raekwon was actually really enjoyable to be around and everyone was in high spirits. I really think once we are done with these I'll have some really great images.

I dunno what I was thinking at the time, but I am really glad that I called in Y.O.O.K.s and had him dj, during the shoot. Rae actully did a little free styling for us, as well as let us preview his new mix tape.

I do find it funny that we probably had more vistiors to this shoot that pretty much any other shoot we've had lately, and on top of that pretty much everyone working the shoot was way early, instead of the usual 15 to 45 minute delay. Anyway the stuff is great, it should be out in the next month or so, hopefully I'll be able to get more of the Wu-Tang crew here soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So recently Scion went on the road with The Presets and Cut Copy, unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the Cut Copy portion of the tour, but that didn't stop me from attending the Presets stops. Revolt Marketing, artist Hydro 74 and Scion did these pretty cool silk screen posters as a give away for the shows.

Well, with all of these elements, how could I resist hitting the road with these guys. I was already on the east coast for Winter Music Conference working on a few things so I figured why not. Here are a couple of shots I took while I was with them, hopefully we'll hook up again at Coachella.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Believe it or not, we counted today as a work day.