Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Kate on Roof Deck

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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Potato Pancakes

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Just made potato pancakes for the first time ever.
Miss you always grandpa!

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Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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Midnight Masses Photo Used for Radio K’s SXSW Coverage

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Yesterday I found my photo of the Midnight Masses has resurfaced yet again, this time for a radio station called Radio K, University of Minneapolis’s Student Run Radio Station. Looks like Radio K was at SXSW conducting band interviews and giving their listeners an in on what’s been going on with their favorite bands. Super cute and reminds me of the days when I had a radio show on college radio… although I was quite possibly the worse dj ever.

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SXSW 2010 with Alternative Apparel

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Jakob Dylan at the Alternative Apparel Booth, Austin, TX, SXSW 2010

I don’t even know where to begin about the craziness that is South by Southwest (SXSW). It’s basically a hipster Spring Break, but it’s pretty fun and pretty amazing. I didn’t even get the chance to see ONE band while I was in Austin because I was working so much, but I kind of prefer it that way.

I flew out to Austin with my friends from Alternative Apparel on Wednesday to photograph, assist Jarod Jones (social media director for Alternative Apparel + boyfriend extraordinaire)  and help out with their two organized spaces at SXSW. One of the spots was at a bar called the Ceder Door on 2nd and Brazios and the other was on the other side of i-35 at fourth street (near the Fader tent where apparently someone whipped out a gun one night). Almost all of my time was spend on 4th street which was a space that is used as a recording studio. and Best Buy Musical Instruments store were both set up at the horse shack looking space. Bands were set up to come in, record a session for Daytrotter, possibly sit down for an interview with Best Buy, and then come over to us to grab some free goodies, or “swag” as I came to learn it as.

I met some really fun people over there. Everyone from Daytrotter and Wolfgang’s Vault (the company that owns Daytrotter) where pretty awesome.We spent some nights hanging out with Molly Raney’s (PR for Alternative Apparel) buddies who were in town for, of all things, a bachelor party. The first day I met some the cutest, most adorable couple and rad people EVER, Wayne Kramer from the MC5 and his wife. She first came over to look at the clothes, and she was so nice and so friendly. When Wayne was over doing his Best Buy interview, she was dealing with all the contacts and all the legal mumbojumbo. It was very Sharon Osbourne. I overheard her talking about Wayne is one of the only rockers that survived all the drugs and drama, and it was just really cute to hear her talking about him. In his interview, Wayne spoke mainly about his current project, a non-profit organization with Billy Bragg called Jail Guitar Doors, which works to rehabilitate prisoners by teaching them to express their feelings constructively through music. The way they interacted was just incredibly sweet. After his interview, Wayne came over to look at some clothes, and they had no issues with letting me snap a few photos of them during the process.

and of course, i had to ask the lovely couple for a shot

My other favorite meet was the band Metric. Emily Haines was ADORABLE, so friendly, and I even got to play stylist with her. She was wearing this radically AMAZING black shirt with a bunch of holes all cut into it. Totally a look that I’m all about right now. I just gave her some suggestions on what would look cute and grabbed her waist as a faux belt on one of the shirts. On top of being really cool, she gave the camera some really good face. Jimmy Shaw also stopped by, and he was just totally 100% cool.

Our last day was the first time I was able to ran over to our other spot on 2nd street and take some photos. It was pretty crazy over there, just because there was so much going on. We were sat up in the back room along side Carrera sunglasses and Airwalk sneakers, and it was just a really heavy track space. There wasn’t really a whole lot of private, open space for me to set anything up, so I had to default to gorilla shooting. Regardless, I was still about to grab a lot of photos of cool before despite being there for such a short period of time.


Ricky Ullman a.k.a. Phil of the Future (YES, I was totally the ONLY person in our group who recognized who he was!)

RyeRye & Co.

Macy Gray


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Monday, March 15th, 2010

Ok woah. Using a party as an excuse to take photographs, while perhaps not the most original concept in the world, has been my best idea thusfar in 2010. Two friends of mine, Millie and Sonji has asked my boyfriend and I to host a party at our house on Friday night. Someone had the idea that they had always wanted to throw or have a party that was super crazy, super fun, and located in a basement. I had never seen this video prior to this discussion, but basically they wanted to re-create this Sean Paul video for the song “Get Busy.” After a lot of preparation and clean up, we were totally able to set up a party that came pretty damn close.

I thought it would be awesome to capture some party pics along the way and decided that I’d rather set up a little photo area where people could walk over while they were drunk and get their picture taken. Since we had to keep it close to the theme, Millie and I traveled down to Five Points in Atlanta during our lunch break in search of a large Jamaican flag to use as a backdrop for the photoshoot. Magically, we stumbled upon the Emerald City of Jamaican good in the basement of an inside mall where we found the flag and the most AMAZING shoes ever, which I might have to back and purchase when I’m not so broke. They were basically these adorable knitted shoes in the shape of clarks with rasta stripes around them. The closest thing I could find on the internet was this pair:

Long story short, lots of people came and the photoshoot was AMAZING and so much fun. Hopefully, we’ll be able to host another party like this again, and more photo fun will be had!


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Midnight Masses

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Looks like the photo I took of Midnight Masses (originally for the Alternative Apparel blog) at the Masquerade in Atlanta has resurfaced yet again, this time on the Eardrum NYC website as an announcement for their show at Union Pool. I assume this means that their manager/pr people like this photo since they’ve been handing it out here and there, which is rad, especially since they’ve been sending it with a photo credit. Cheers!

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The Big Freeze Poster

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Since these photos were going to be used for a poster to promote their Christmas spectacular, The Big Freeze, I had kept in mind that the concept was based around a whole playful “Brady Bunch” theme. In the end, the solo shots were more important than the group shots.


these two…


the ridiculously amazing poster design of Mr. Ben Cheaves of Mary’s


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The Big Freeze Poster Photoshoot

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Vagina Jenkins and Johnny Drago

Just finished photographing my friend John Drago, brilliant writer and 1/2 blog brains behind Breeder’s Digest, and the lovely Vagina Jenkins, Atlanta based burlesque dancer, for their upcoming christmas show. It’s really always a pleasure to work with and photograph such lively characters. Personally, I like to sit back and let my subjects act out in front the camera. I’m not really into ordering people around or telling them what to do for the photograph. I’d rather capture something a little more natural, appropriately expressive.

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