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Now on iTunes: Ballad of Isolation

Now on iTunes: Ballad of Isolation

  I have released several albums for theHandsofBoom project through my label Six2Midnite Recordings, but this is the first release in which I have used the services provided by Distrokid.com. I would recommend this service to anyone that hasn’t tried it yet. With just a few clicks your music will be made available to all major music outlets, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc. Not to mention, the price is right as well.   Ballad of Isolation is my first music collaboration with writer and long time friend Tanya…

Photo Session: We Start Wars

Photo Session: We Start Wars

  There’s a new band in town! I recently had the opportunity to photograph LA band We Start Wars. Featuring Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper, Alicia Vigil of Vigil of War/She Demons, Seana, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett of Femme Fatale and Lindsay Martin, we had a fantastic day of shooting. The day required a few setups both indoors and out. Posing 6 people at once was a challenge at times, but everything worked out great in the end.   The main promo photo was shot on a red seamless background…

Insta Marketing: Limeade Comedy Photos

Insta Marketing: Limeade Comedy Photos

Recently, I was introduced to comedian Lahna Turner by a friend of mine. For the upcoming release of her new video album ‘Limeade’ that just so happened to be coming out on the same day as the new ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ movie, Lahna was wanting to shoot a ‘Fifty Shades of Lime’ marketing campaign for Instagram. She had a few thoughts on what it was she wanted to shoot for the campaign, and we ended up collaborating on a long list of ideas that ranged from snarky to sexy to…

Antique Piano: Horror Movie Sound FX

Antique Piano: Horror Movie Sound FX

Made in 1910, this old Emerson piano is still in great shape. The wood it’s made of is beautiful. It has a common problem that many old pianos have. It’s been neglected long enough that trying to repair it and get it into playable shape is pointless. Even after spending a few thousand dollars on repairs it would continue to be worthless. You would never be able to sell it for a decent price to recover your money and giving away an unplayable piano has proven to be near impossible….

Photo Story: She Used to Model

Photo Story: She Used to Model

As a working photographer and content creator in Los Angeles, I often work with interesting people in a variety of situations. Sometimes I know their names, sometimes I don’t and there are scenarios in which the only time I will ever actually see that person is on the day of the shoot and then never again. It’s the nature of the business. You show up, get the job done and then go home. Hanging out and starting up a friendship isn’t part of the deal. Sounds strange I know, but…

For the Love of Latex Photography

For the Love of Latex Photography

For many years I have documented latex fashion in Los Angeles and around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented designers, models, enthusiasts and collectors in the genre. Latex is the type of fashion that people become passionate about. It’s about the look, the feel and even the smell of the clothing. It is often referred to as the ‘second skin’. This week I had the opportunity to photograph latex fashion model Rubber Dahlia and she definitely considers latex to be a huge passion of hers as…

Documentary: When We Ruled H-Town

Documentary: When We Ruled H-Town

  A look back at a documentary that I was an associate producer on as well as being featured in as a musician.   When We Ruled H-Town is the story of the 90’s Houston music scene. An objective but nostalgic look at a not-so-distant past when a spark of energy, a deep pool of creativity, and insatiable curiosity brought musicians, artists, fans and an entire city together for a brief moment of greatness and excess during the 1990’s. Other cities may have made the headlines, but Houston made the…

Love Kills in Fashion Video

Love Kills in Fashion Video

  For many years it has been my job to create original content whether it be visual, audible or both at the same time. Still photography will always have a place in the lexicon of media, but video is now an all important marketing and advertising tool on social media platforms. Images must move these days.   With that in mind, I have made many promotional videos for the fashion industry. Most of them start out as behind the scenes footage during a photo shoot. In these situations, time and…

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

December 28th of this year was a beautiful and busy day. It all started with a long drive from my place in Hollywood to the olive groves owned by the Temecula Olive Oil Company to meet up with the host and producer of my show. The job for the day was to document the harvesting and pressing process for making quality olive oil and to shoot an in-depth interview with the company’s owner and resident olive oil guru. In producing a health and lifestyle segment for an upcoming PBS television…

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

It’s been a long wait and after all the reviews have come in, the comments are all very similar. What’s the point? That’s really the consensus. I’m a die hard Canon fan from way back. I’ve never even considered using a Nikon camera. But even after all the years that the 5D series has been around, I’ve never wanted to own one. Functionality in a camera is important, but price is important as well. Why spend $3500 on a camera body that you’ll immediately have to spend more money on,…