Thursday, August 28, 2008

Under the Mandap

I had the pleasure of flying to New Jersey last month to shoot a wedding for Vidya & Yutaka. A week of hanging with their amazing family (plus yummy vegetarian food) and 5,000 photos later, I present to you a few of my favorite shots. The main ceremony was in Jersey City at the Liberty House Restaurant (overlooking the New York skyline). This was definitely the coolest wedding I have ever been a part of - the couple met doing Capoeira (a form a Brazilian martial arts / dance) so it was a very eclectic ceremony and reception. Since I was in the neighborhood, I also took many photos in New York, and of vocalist Sarah Renfro in Brooklyn - keep posted for those shots.

New York City skyline (from New Jersey).

Capoeira - in exchange for a first dance, there was a first play. Yutaka soars as Vidya ducks.

In a previous post, you saw Vidya's Henna - here's a look at the other adornments.

All in all, it was an inspiring time on the East Coast.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fountain, Founder

Joel Fountain is cool. He's also the founder of Sitmom Records. Double cool.
We did a photoshoot in a ditch. Triple cool. Ya dig?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Smruti Maniar, artist

I had the pleasure of meeting Smruti Maniar during my brief stay in New Jersey a few weeks ago. Smruti is an amazing artist, specializing in folk and modern Indian art. Below are samples of her past work. I had the good fortune to also see a different body of work that's in her family's collection and it blew me away. Smruti also did Henna (temporary body tattoo) for a good friend of ours (Vidya) for her recent wedding - more to come on that this month!

Shiv Pooja

Samhu Jeevan

Gandharva Kanya


You can see more of Smruti's recent exhibition here. She also has plans of releasing a new website in the near future, so I'll keep you informed.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Christine Quinn models for the lens of Michal Garcia under the wardrobe styling of Denise Butler.
Music is "Precipice" by Snarky Pupppy (Sitmom Records)
Quinn. Garcia. Butler. Snarky.
New vid, and lots of fun in between.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Giant Steps with Bigfoot

Today I fly to Cebu, Philippines to work with Bigfoot Entertainment and Fashion TV Asia.
Thanks to everyone that made this summer's excursions and projects possible - all the family, friends, bands, musicians and fellow artists and fellow humans. Denton, Austin, Eagle Pass, New Jersey, New York - see ya later. I'll let you know how it turns out! (just stay tuned)

(photo above is of the New York City skyline, since I have yet to photograph the Philippines)


Update: I made it to the Philippines. Looks like I'll be working in production and post-production, getting familiar with final cut pro and probably working underwater and with some of the models.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bros before photos

Dueling Jazzbros? Many a video title went through my head while going through some of the Richards Bros photos. Individually, they are great musicians. Put them together and you have a dream alliance.