Monday, July 28, 2008

Now projects


Parkour is from France, like fromage. But this art is not growing moldy. On the contrary, it moves. Fast. But in case you plan to be chasing cheese in Gloucester anytime soon, you might want to take a lesson from the friendly folks from Texas Parkour.
On an adventurous (rainy) summer day in San Antonio, Texas I captured these images of Jereme Sanders (above) and Matt Willis (below). I previously blogged on Matt as he was on the show Bigshot Live!

This move is called a "vault" - Parkour connoisseur's take note: this standard move has been accentuated for visual interest.


Backlit Backflip.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Backside Pick

Backside Pick kicks off their Fall tour today. The band will be
playing 15 dates in 14 different cities in 8 states. Here's a video of Backside Pick being photographed at the tour's inaugural venue: Hailey's club in Denton, Texas where they're very excited to be playing with Detroit-based NOMO. Check their myspace for information and tour updates.

Backside Pick is:
Rocky Ottley - guitar and vocals
Justin Stanton - keys
Cooper Appelt- bass
Tony Spiro - drums
Sylvester Onyejiaka - tenor sax
Nick Wlodarczyk- trombone
I previously blogged about Nick's music here.

not pictured, but awesome:
Evan Weiss - Trumpet
Mike Hodges - aux percussion
Chris Villanueva- keys

Friday, July 18, 2008

Celebrating 50 years

My sister Lia and I are cumulatively celebrating 50 years of life today. We're in New York today, but here's a shot from last year when we were only 48. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Japanapop isn't a word you hear every day. I think someone made it up - probably someone in the above photo named Carly Erin (pictured center). I just came back from Japan, and my assumption is that somehow on the day of the shoot, Carly must have had sushi or Takoyaki. Who knows? Either way, it was a fun photoshoot (with an awesome name) and an old series I wanted to share before bringing in a whole bunch new of stuff - Backside Pick, musicians from Sitmom Records, Parkour and other excitement when I head to New York (just 2 more days! hooray :-)
Carly Erin is pictured with Emily Bischoff (left), and Amanda Popkin. Matt Gawlik assisted.

I used this shot for an older version of my website

Left to right (above): Carly, Emily Amanda

Here are the mods doing an impromptu shot with Matt.