Friday, December 10, 2010

Guvna wins... again

Early last month I covered Texas' Gov. Perry's election night victory party an an exotic game ranch run by Texas Disposal Systems... Still trying to figure that out.

Here are some b-sides of the coverage:








Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GUILTY





Read about it in the New York Times... Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snaps October







Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go Vote

If you haven't voted early the deadline is this Friday, October 29. Election day is November 2. Please go vote.

Rick Perry voted on the first day of early voting 2 Mondays ago and gave a rally outside of a suburban Mexican cafe. The Times ran this photo I shot for Getty Images in relation to a story about his campaign.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snaps


Found this in my neighborhood, awesome.




Ditch the Fest Fest at Cheer Up Charlie's.



Finding friends before Phish starts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Handy cams and Uncle Earl

I just realized it has been 20 days since I posted on Blar. I'd say work has dramatically picked up in October, there was an 8 day period where I was booked everyday. From New York Times assignments to weddings to a corporate hoorah event for Hugo Boss.

There are lots of pretty pictures and wonderful moments from all these shoots, but I want to share some offbeat images of handy cams and wild card guests:








Wild cards:







I've been shooting a lot more recently outside of assignment work for myself and making snaps. Its been a lot of fun and refreshing to remember how much fun it is to make pictures, soon to come.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Niagara Falls

I visited another one of the Wonder's of the World this summer in Western New York. Here are some snaps, video to come soon:











Saturday, October 2, 2010

The weekend in pictures

Can't sleep... make a picture.


I attended an event on Friday night inviting citizens to voice their concerns and opinions about the future of Austin. There was a guy from LA, NYC, or maybe both (above) who was really excited about it. He made a speech, wore a faux turbin and then wrote some stuff on the chalk board while Austin concert band Mother Falcon played. I'm skeptical of the city's purpose in organizing an event where they put up art, serve free food and beer simultaneously asking citizens to take part in a survey about traffic, development and budgets of the future. The exhibit is open all week in the heart of the lovely 2nd st. district.


Drew and I rode our bikes there.


Ian had an interesting comment about Austin style, something like; people take it to the max until its no longer hip and then you're wearing what you are told to think is cool whether or not it looks good on you. I guess this comes with the territory of a 'pretentious is cool' 20-something slacker crowd in a bubble of complainer culture among a for the most part content public.


Maria on Saturday morning.


My neighbors riding bikes down Kinney.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nike Women's Training

Last week I had a shoot for Nike Women's Training. There wasn't much direction given for this job and the budget was small because the photos were only going to be used in an internal powerpoint presentation as background imagery. The only instructions I had were "fun images of women around 20 years old working out." It's some of the best pressure and excitement going into a shoot without any expectations but to make good pictures.

I set up 2 shoots around Austin one early in the morning and one in the early evening that got moved thanks to me. I think the clients were happy, here's some snaps I liked:






Thursday, September 30, 2010

Published in Pop Sci


I think I shot this in July for this month's issue of Popular Science, which was published on September 16th. The Jackson's were really nice people and very accommodating as the elements pushed the partially submerged sub around. The sub is called the Argonaut Jr. and was made to replicate that of Simon Lake's submarine built in 1894. Read the story online here at Popular Science.

We shot on Skiatook (prounounced sky- tuk) Point, a lake near Tulsa and I had a great time taking in Oklahoma's rolling green hills that are home to some of country music's most prominent musicians.

Updating with snaps from Texas' loss to UCLA and last week's Nike women's training shoot...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Robert King for the Guardian Weekend Magazine


I photographed former Black Panther Robert King for the The Guardian Weekend Magazine in London a few weeks ago at his home in Austin. King was held at Angola Prison in Louisiana for 31 years total, 29 of those in solitary confinement, after being wrongly convicted of a crime.

He's the only one of the suspected three men involved in the crime to be released. They are known as the Angola 3. He has been interviewed and photographed repeatedly since his release nearly 10 years ago and continues to spread the word about the injustice.



With this clip I was inspired to update the publications section of my website. Check out the newest clips!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dyer Pond

Recently, I went to Cape Cod with my girlfriend Maria to 'get away' for her birthday. I was coming from Las Vegas and she had spent a week in New York City with her sisters, so we were looking to find a peaceful place to decompress. We decided Wellfleet would be a nice place to stay and luckily found an available cabin at Chez Sven's bed and breakfast in the forest of the National Seashore.

The Atlantic Ocean was cold and crashing on one side, while the bay was calm and full of wild life on the other side of the cape. In between were countless freshwater ponds, one of which we sought during our stay. Very few people were there the week before the Labor Day holiday and the natural serenity and preserved scenery were perfect for us.

So perfect, I made a video capturing our time there:

video


As it turns out Cape Cod's ponds have been logged, charted, preserved and written about by many including Henry David Thoreau and even the New York Times.


A still image from Dyer Pond.


Flora on the bay side of Cape Cod.



A lifeguard stand on the Atlantic side of Cape Cod where Thoreau walked years ago.