Archive for September, 2008

Tequila Mexico

September 30, 2008

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Project Ethos Fashion Show

September 29, 2008

A model friend of mine asked me to shoot a fashion show for her at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood CA this past Friday. She has moved away from modeling and is now concentrating her efforts on collaborating with the line of clothes from Street Youth Couture From Unwanted Kids (yes the acronym spells that)
There is some video that someone shot during the last portion of the show, for one second at the 10 second mark you can see me on the extreme right hand side I am the center white blob. Caution the video is R rated HERE

This is a 1700 or so frame rough edit of my night and slightly less R rated…
The occasional head you will see pop in some of the photos is a film crew that was operating directly in front of me and every so often the guy that kept pushing the trolley? back and forth would stand up from his crouching position.

Faith

September 22, 2008

I am Christi, Damn It!

September 14, 2008


Most people the world over would agree that Christi is pleasant, nice and easily likable.
Basically the opposite of me, that is why I call Christi my ambassador.
But every so often my Black Belted Karate wife, gets fed up with politics, crime, the economy and as she puts it the “general stupidity of the planet!”
Friday night we as spoke on the phone after work she was heading to her Karate Dojo and I to the Anuvue Studio gallery, Christi was cut off in traffic twice, she had a police officer chirp his siren at her as he attempted to get around her car in completely stopped traffic, several people ahead of her in the intersection had to make left hand turns which they failed to do, resulting in her saying “why is the world so full of left hand turn morons, just go damn it!” and then a whole family J-walked into traffic on a 50 mph+ street forcing everyone to slow down or stop.
So as we talked the duration of her 20 minute commute from work to the dojo she was on the verge of kicking the crap out of the very next rule violator or any moron that presented themselves to her.
Until she finally parked her car at the dojo. After I spoke to Christi the song linked below came on the radio and made me laugh, Wanda Jackson could have wrote this about my Christi.

Wanda Jackson — Fujiyama Mama

This photo was taken last night, we decided we were going to a favorite Mexican food place around 7 p.m. while I was getting ready she just stood on the front porch waiting, unaware I even took this photo.

Jump

September 13, 2008


This how concrete finishers celebrate the completion of a concrete pour for the basketball court in Santo Tomas Mexico.

Durango Child

September 12, 2008

Vaquero — Durango Mexico

September 9, 2008

Santo Tomas Mexico

September 8, 2008


I just got back home from a documentary project, where I was photographing a church project in Santo Tomas Mexico where they built a basketball court for a troubled boys home that is set to open very soon and will provide a place to live, for kids who made it into the legal system but are not hard core or bad enough to be transferred into an adult penal system. All of the land donated by a widow (pictured above) who has been living in the same home for all of her 78 years and at some point in the last couple of years her roof was destroyed, so she has been sleeping on the bottom bunk of a bunk bed with several pieces of plywood leaned up against it to shield her from the weather. Upon learning about this the construction team working on the boys home split off and sent a over roofer and a framer to build her a new roof along with the help of the locals.
I strung all 3622 frames of the construction projects together in one slide presentation, no omissions or deletions so take a look and see what I saw.