Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm not sure what to call it, maybe insomnia, I just say I can't sleep. When people say they have insomnia it think it sounds like one of the cries for attention, like you want people to ask you questions about it and prob you and all that. So thats why I've just decided to say I just can't sleep. I know its my own doing as well. I have all sorts or random ideas, then I start looking into them so see if they are doable, then it just cases me to get more ideas. I dunno if you are one of those people that have all sorts of wilds thoughts, but when you do
happen to be one of those people but you tend to not sleep.

This photoshoot that I just did was one of those. It's part of Triumvir's Hell is For Heroes campaign. I can't really show off the actual images that I shot just yet, because its for this upcoming season, and I don't want to spoil anything, but its going to be pretty cool, We've been amassing props for sometime, and well this I think will be on of Triumvir's finest seasons that they have designed. I know that for me personally, I haven't
wanted more gear from then any other season than this one. These photos are a couple I behind the scenes ones that I lifted off of their blog, so I know that this stuff is okay for me to show off and for all of her fans out there Julia comes back as a model, and she looks fantastic! So I'll post them as soon as I can and maybe after about ten more posts I can manage to actually fall asleep.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


One can never be too careful, or too prepared. No zombies are getting in here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


The story of the chance meeting and remeeting of Steve Damstra II and I is a long and crazy one, but in a way one that I think is worth hearing. Now, it's not really one that I will put you through right now, but sometime, in person, go ahead and plop yourself next to me me at the bar and ask me, more than likely I'll even buy you a drink, I like to tell the story that much. Someone I would like thank very much really forcing us into meeting each other, is actually The Dim Mak's Collection's very own Steve Aoki. Gave us the first chance meeting, our later remeeting is a whole other story.

My reasoning for really bringing up Steve isn't only just to show off this photo of him that I shot over a year ago that hasn't surface till now. Its only partially to plug the recent music video that his band Folded Light made with Waverly Films, it doesn't in fact have anything to do with the fact that he's also from the groups Whirlwind Heat, or Dueling Lugers, ( although both of which are really worth checking out), but it really more to thank him for hooking me up with some songs he was working on that I really enjoy.

Its really a great record that he is working on, so great in fact that if I were to write a review of this one, It would read like this " Steve Damstra and Jaffe Zinn have really stumbled across something with this sophomore release, if they were starving for pussy in their last release, upon this one they'll be swimming in it and gasping for air" and thats all I really have to say about that.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I can't think of any Australian's that I don't like, I am a bit terrified by their women I must admit, but thats because they can party like none other, but aside from that I like them all, and Insight pro surfer Kai Otton is no different. I was shooting Kai for an upcoming Skullcandy ad for the new Agent Headphone. I have learned quite a bit about the land down under by those fine fine culturalists Jermaine and Brett of the Flight of the concords such as "Australians like to name their women after men, revel in their convect past, and don't mind a cup a tea brewed in hot tap water". but I won't hold that against Kai.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I consider myself a pretty hip dude, but every once in a while a little gem slips through the cracks and thats how I really feel about Stones Throw recording artist Mayer Hawthorne. I guess soul is the best way to describe his music, but you should really check it out, I'm pretty into it. I feel really fortunate to have been able to work with him for a recent shoot and hopefully we'll be working together in the future. Although to be honest with you, I really like his album photography. Much respect for whom ever shot it and please, if you know who it is, for sure email and inform me. Anyway look for more Mayer Hawthorne photos, very very soon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I was recently able to get up with Photos ala Quang contributer, Wu-Tang Clan, and culinary wiz kid (he he he), The Chef Raekwon ! He recently dropped his new record Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II and I was lucky enough to be able to provide some album photography for him as well as go over some stuff that will hopefully become our next shoot.

A while back Raekwon was able to drop by the studio shoot the pics and christen our new DJ booth that was installed by giving us a sample of his new record. It was quite a glorious day over here at Photos ala Quang. Our resident DJ here Y.o.o.k.s was able to provide the jams while the shoot commenced. All and all it was a pretty great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This is kinda strange and funny, I wasn't aware of this, but recently streetwear juggernaughts, The Hundreds, took a visit over to the set of Yo Gabba Gabba! This building is pretty much the only thing that you can really shoot while you are there, considering they are shooting a TV show there. So they shot it as well! Rather than being redundant and posting a bunch of other stuff that they already posted, go ahead and head over to thier site and read what they wrote, especially about Ben Clarke who's a good friend and great photographer. Yes, I am rather lazy today.

Monday, September 14, 2009


As pretty much everyone know photography is about capturing a moment and light and all that blah blah blah. Well anyway on my travels I always stumble upon things that I am into or objects that I just want to capture. I was recently on a location scout for Cleobella Bags . When I stumble upon a little house with ALOT of character. I can't really give too much away right now, but here are a few images of some little things that I found around the home. I also found these little dolls that totally creeped me out. I should be hammering out this shoot really soon, so I can get more random pics out there for you all to see of this great little spot, it was pretty sweet.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


So I have to admit that I've been missing Pretty Boy Paul, he's been out oh his oriental adventures finding out what the wide open road has to offer. I know he'll be back soon, but for someone like me thats really never soon enough, I'm pretty impatient, and there is always things to do. Here is our little pretty boy and myself over at Comic Con this year posing next to our little Transformers come up thanks to his pretty boy charms. Anyway, if you miss him as much as I do, you can peep his blog. He's always got something interesting going on over there. Here is also a recent video he put together from one of our recent excursions

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I went down to hang out in San Diego last night to meet up with friend and recent photo subject Mike Relm as well as the lovely ladies of Rich Soil. The party itself was so so, but really the trip was more for the company. The trip all and all was pretty random and kind of weird, being that it was ASR, a weekend where the action sports industry converges on little San Diego. So the streets were quite booming. The combination of downtown, all the college kids, and a bunch of extreme yahoos, really makes for a pretty entertaining time. This is my second time to San Diego this month, unfortunately I dunno if I can handle it much much more, San Diego I love you, but not that much.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today via the worlds latest new channel twitter, I learned of a little video my buddy Matthew directed that features the musical stylings of those Las Vegas natives The Killers. Matthew himself is also from Vegas, but from what I can see this wasn't his first foray with those musical marvels, Matthew also helped produce the video for this little Xmas ditty, from the strip to the screen this kid is onto some big things!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Recently did a quick little shoot for my buddy Steve Aoki and his Dim Mak Collection featuring the talents of one of the Cinespace resident Dj's and all around great guy DJ Dan Oh! and of course one of my favorite gals Jillian Kate. I think this is the second time I've actually shot Dan, and to be honest with you, I don't even know how many times I've worked with Jillian. We took a little break for a bit, but its time for some new beginnings and as usual, I always have something new I'm cooking up in this noggin of mine. These are some random takes from the shoot. The actual images should be up over at Dim Mak sometime soon.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Here are one of the images that I shot for DJ Class a while back that they used for the Zune Click it with Class promotion. The shoot took place a while ago, I just totally spaced (like I usually do) and never put this up here. So here it is. I remember rushing to put the DJ booth in the studio so that we could have some real live entertainment while shooting, and that particular day we had DJ Y.O.O.K.s take the helm. I dug the tunes, but I was really hoping to get Class on the tables, maybe preform his little ditty "i'm the ish" , I tried... but unfortunately it didn't happen, maybe next time.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Here's a video that Pretty Boy Paul cooked up for the Shoot It! X 944 release party in Scottsdale, AZ the hometown of both companies. It was awesome of the Shoot It! crew to be so hospitable to us, and honestly we had a great time, but really you'll be able to see that in the video. Ladies of Scottsdale, don't fret, we will be back soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I was fourtunate enough to be able to catch my friends Datarock in the legendary SIR studios, rehearsing for their upcoming US tour promoting their latest record "Red". I feel some what privileged because I've been able to hear numerous versions of "Red" over the last two years while running into the boys here and their. I'm hoping that on this tour I'll actually be able to catch up with them and actually go on a few tour dates with them a photograph from the road a bit.

Another great come up that I found during this visit was a guitar that I have to buy, not for myself, I realized that I am one of those few poor souls that suffers from not only a lack of musical talent, but I actually have negative musical talent. Which means less than zero. On some days, when musicians of weak spirit are around me, I actually absorb some of their talent, thats how little I have. No, I've got to nab this one for Miss Stephanie Quayle , a singer songwriter that resides in Venice that I met recently that truly believes needs such a guitar. If country music is your thing, or if you are one of those on the fence kind of characters about it, I suggest you check it out, more than likely you'll find me in a corner somewhere posted up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm in Vegas right now peeping all of the new goods for the up and coming season and while I was over at the project tradeshow, I ran across the ladies of Miss Wax Jewelry. Generally I worked on alot of stuff that I don't really get to see for months and months. During that, I tend to forget about the project till it actually comes out, so its kind of a pleasant surprise when I actually see stuff out and thats what kind of happened with Miss Wax. Kylee and all the lovely gals over at Miss Wax have a nice collab dropping soon with Hellz Bellz that should be dropping rather soon, I was pretty excited to be working on this project for her. I really like the images that we were able to come up with. It makes me kind of happy to work so up close to product sometimes, its quite a change for me, since I never really do stuff like that. So its nice for me to switch it up a little every now and then.