Friday, February 23, 2007

WOW, Taste of Chaos

Taste of Chaos went off without a hitch at Arco Arena tonight despite the MIA 30 SecondsFrom Mars. Frontman Jared Leto was sick so they had to cancel the Sacramento date. I was bummed but the show was still great. The bands on the bill had longer sets and played to a big and very appreciative crowd. The energy and intensity of the music was incredible. So much passion, everyone playing completely full out. You couldn't help but get caught up in it.
This band Aiden, not so well known yet, was fun to watch and played some great songs too. The frontman actually walked on the crowds hands towards the end of their set and it was incredible to see!
These kinds of shows have their very own flavor too. They are loud, fast, furious, edgy and can be dangerous too-- In the pit anyway. There was so much crowd surfing tonight too. And towards the end you there were dozens of shoes on the floor that people had lost and were sent flying over the rail just abandoned.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dave Navarro, Panic Channel

Dave Navarro

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bullets and Romance

Bullets and Romance Friday night at The Boardwalk in Orangevale...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Joe Bowler


Monday, February 12, 2007

24 hours

The last 24 hours has been filled with all manner of messiness and lot's of fun... I've braved a snow storm through the mountains and slid through rural mud on a cow quest, lost a few bucks in a casino and choked laughing at a stand-up comedy show. The worst part of it is my car, considering what I drove through in the last 24 hours-- rain, snow, mud, pasture-- ahem-- if you know what I mean.
It started with a trip to Reno, Nevada to shoot an exhibition event for the USBC (United States Bowling Congress)-- the best bowlers in the world in fact! It's a good thing I added two hours to the trip because sure enough it was chain weather and just a blanket of white for the better part of the trip. Breathtakingly beautiful though!

One of the world renown bowlers I met is Jim Cripps aka "The Backwards Bowler" who is from Tennessee. One day about six years ago while bowling with a buddy, and not doing so well, his buddy suggests that Jim could bowl just as well if he did it backwards. And he made a bet on it. Any ball in the pro shop if Jim could bowl a 150 game. Jim did it and so began a career... :) He's really amazing, throwing strike after strike!

This afternoon I shot photos at a dairy in Galt for a story about cow poop and methane-- A very good thing! Cows are strange creatures and as skittish as they are curious. I stood at the edge of a fence at the dairy and suddenly dozens of the cows are running and sliding too, through the thickest mud I ever saw-- all in a determined effort to get to me-- just being curious... but if I made any sudden move they would jerk back in fear, then tentatively come close again-- jostling each other trying to get close, get a peek, see what's going on! A few tried to lick my lens too. :)

There were so many of these cows each with yellow tags hanging from each ear and each cow had a name-- examples-- Bond, Landlord, Fantasy, Newton, Abe, Kolombo, Ace, Stormin No, Lucky Mike...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Boogie Nights at the roller rink

chris and michelle
Chris and Michelle doing a little Boogie Nights at the roller rink, disco style, and helping to celebrate Monique's birthday. It's been so many years since I've skated but it sure was fun!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Just a quick fun piece I put together from a photo shoot the other day... Sometimes it takes days, weeks and even longer for an art piece to germinate-- sometimes just minutes. I have a feeling there might be another from this shoot.

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