he always makes me laugh with his impressive and hilarious faces, strange sounds, and funny ways of saying things. he’s insightful and full of wisdom and guidance. we talk almost every day and when we don’t, i feel like something is missing. he spends countless hours advising me and my business and simply encourages me along the way. he taught me how to throw a ball (or at least he tried…throwing or catching have never been my strong suit. haha. hence the fat lip when i was ten because i totally missed the pop fly and it hit me right in the face). he taught me how to change the my tires and my oil (which i still always have him do for me. and i hope that doesn’t ever have to change). he taught me how to wield frankincense-n-mer, the happy saw, the ginsu, the master-of-disaster-blaster, and lil-sparky. (name that tool…) he taught me how to mow the lawn, drive a manual, and how to shave and open the door for the ladies. among many other things.
are you terrible at returning phone calls? whether it’s because you never have time, you’re just busy, you never answer the phone when you are with another person, or you think that if people really need to talk to you then they’ll keep calling?
and then he threw it on himself. nice.
and then i photographed marc eating pizza. he didn’t talk to me the whole time. rude. so i lurked around all sniper status.
as of late, i have had the opportunity to begin working with other artists and i’m finding that i quite enjoy such projects since it affords a great deal of creative freedom and invites collaboration. i love working with people who have an appreciation for art and are willing to go to great lengths to create something unique. artists are my peoples and i love them so.
my friend david is an all-around awesome guy. i’ve gotten the chance to get to know him over the past few years when his family visits my hometown for christmas. in between games of catan and mafia, i remember hearing whispers about his newly formed band. i secretly hoped i would get to photograph it someday. and sure enough a few months later, david asked me if i would photograph his band in preparation for launch of their new website. yaya. and of course, i gleefully obliged. and get this: he gave me full creative control. oh boy, oh boy.
so after listening to a few of their songs and hearing more about who they were as a band, i schemed a photo shoot in downtown los angeles. we started off a the disney concert hall and made our way along the streets surrounding. my buddy matt roberts helped me out for the afternoon and well, we had ourselves a hoot of a time. they are such a fun group of people and amazing talented musicians to boot. be sure to check out their myspace page: here. and find them on facebook: here. there is sure to be much more awesome tunes and shows by this crew, so stay connected. i for one can’t wait.
and with out further ado, meet THE REVELRY…
back in february, i did a shoot with my dear friend emily and helped her scheme her brand. and i promised a full post once her site when live. well, after months of hard work, emily has just recently launched her new photo, design and card business: e three. i am so excited and so proud. be sure to check out her site and order some cards. seriously. they are hilarious and uber chic too.