Sunday, May 25, 2008

Richards Bros Music

In a previous post, I quickly mentioned the awesomeness that is The Richards Brothers, as well as a small video slideshow collaboration I did with them. The Richards Brothers are Graham and Dave Richards, two very talented jazz musicians with an entrepreneurial mind to manage musicians and ensembles in Dallas / Fort Worth. Many of the musicians they work with are from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz Studies and Music programs. Here's the video (kudos to Graham!), and links to many of the musicians appearing in it.

Music by "On the Wall Trio"
Sarah Renfro with 80 Sheets
Mike League with Snarky Puppy
Al McIntosh with the Spike Band
Calley McDowall with the UNT Zebras
Hildegunn Gjedrem
Nick Groesch
Thomas Davis, Teriver Cheung, Justin Woodward with Grasshoppper's Dying Words
Evan Weiss, Ross Pederson, Tim Goynes, Brian Donohoe with the One O'Clock Lab Band
Francisco Mela with the Kenny Barron Trio
Matt Gawlik
Daniel Rojas (guitar head)
Rocky Ottley with Backside Pick
Brian Mulholland (Maynard Ferguson's last bassist)

I will have the pleasure of photographing some of these artists this summer, mainly the ones on Sitmom Records - stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BEcause, BEcause, BEcause, BEcause, BEcause!

BEcause of the wonderful things BE does! Bethany Bauman is a (super cool awesome) graphic designer living in Viet Nam and she created the program/poster/ticket designs for this weekend's performances of The Wizard of Oz - put on by the Ha Noi (not Kansas) International Theatre Society. So turn that frown upside down Toto, you'll be back to the cornfields before you know it and BE will be designing something new and exciting.

Here is her work from the show:

Check out her site at

Bethany made a unique ticket for each performance:

...and one last precious parting shot of our dear Toto:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Van Ho Ba(nd)

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This is The Van Ho Ba, groovin' the socks off the crowd at the 2008 AusCham Big Day Out (at the Ha Noi American Club). Pictured above (L-R) Michal García (me!), Hannah, Lónan Ó Briain, Malcom Duckett (latin percussion) hiding in the back.
Photography by Lien Deweer.

Sean Tangey, in a pensive moment.

Emma Burns, our main vocalist showing us all "what it is!"

Our show on the 23rd is for a great cause, and at a beautiful venue!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

August in August

I did this shoot for August Alexander clothing this past August, for the designer's catalog and advertising. Courtney Russell is the designer (pictured alone below). Models in these shots include Emily Bischoff, Ken Echols (as seen in Prison Break), and Kendal Kinslow (an up and coming clothing designer herself).

The designer, Courtney Russell

Ken & Kendal - all photos in this series were shot at the Addison Airport (near Dallas, Texas)

Friday, May 9, 2008


This photo I took of the Dallas Arts District was selected for inclusion in the newly released second edition of the Schmap Texas Guide. It's one from my flickr account; here are a few more shots from my flickr:

Holly Jo is a makeup artist. Hair by Mikey D.

Ashley T

Amie, or Evokativ also a makeup artist

Monday, May 5, 2008

¡Vina México!

Hoy es el Cinco de Mayo, and that means fiesta time for Mexicans whether in Mexico, America, or Viet Nam. Today celebrates the battle of Puebla in 1862 against the French. It also means that for one day I prance around with a sombrero on my finger and pay homage to the ziploc ads of the 90s. But seriously, if you see the frito bandito (pictured above) he's wanted - dead or alive.

Tonight we will visit the village of Santa Poco and battle El Guapo - it's "The Three Amigos" starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short. Clip below:

If you're caught up with fictional stories about Mexico, here's a gory one for you. Check out the new book Skull Rack from Doctor Ron Braithwaite.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sorry, I missed your call.

I spent the last two weeks trekking, kayaking, and biking in Cambodia and Laos. I have been in the fresh air, and away from technology. Now it's back to the daily grind back in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. (Photo above of monks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

These two shots remind me of Denis Darzacq's "Falling People".
Photos above and below from Luang Prabang, Laos.

This last shot was taken by Brent Durksen. You really discover how small the world is when you run into people you know in another country - I unexpectedly ran into Brent at this bridge and he was just the man I need to capture an image of myself with the locals.