Monday, July 18, 2011


I'm almost done with my stay just outside of Woodstock NY with Delta Spirit.  I have been making photographs and moving pictures daily to make a series of short films, and their eventual CD artwork.  The music is fantastic, Chris Coady, their producer is great, and the band, who I've known casually for a couple years, has been great to span some quality time with.  It's all lollipops and rainbows up here.

I made this photograph a couple nights ago of the studio.  It is an old church turned recording facility.  I'd love to post some of the session pictures of the band but I should probably wait until we get it all together on art direction.  I don't like to spill the beans too soon.

Monday, July 11, 2011


A couple friends suggested I start a personal twitter account.
For photo tips, short rants, social commentary, and notifications when I photograph immature naked musicians, join here:

An example of what you can enjoy:
Matt Vasquez just took his pants off, put his face in cake, and then kissed me nearly soiling my camera.

Or advice like:
Don't tie tin cans to cats tails.



It's a lovely week for New York.  I'm 5 miles from Woodstock, photographing for Delta Spirit's new album which they are currently recording in a vibey old converted church.  Having just experienced 4th of July with a nice view of Manhattan, and now photographing and filming one of the better American rock bands in the country, I'll tell you what, it feels good to be an American right now!  As opposed to most of the time, where I honestly have convinced myself I'm half Costa Rican and half Swedish. Here is a shot I snapped from my friends apartment of midtown on July 4th which either proves I'm a proud American, or looks like an outsiders photographic analysis of America with dubious intent (see Robert Frank, "The Americans").


Delta Spirit records from 5pm to 5am every night. I cut out at 1am or so.   This works out for me as I am up by 9am daily to get some personal time.  I used to always journal as a kid, and it's strangely therapeutic and focusing to be able to collect my thought here.  

I'm just sorting through the first photos, I will post a couple as soon as I figure out what the overall vibe is. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I've been totally overworked for most of this year.  7 days a week.  Photography and photo/video editing during the day, and in the recording studio at night, followed by 1 episode of 30 rock at midnight and do it all over again.  I'm sort of going crazy.

That said, I've also just completed, or am still completing some of the coolest projects of my life. Probably the longest running is "Deep Sea Diver".  The music of Jessica Dobson and her husband Peter.  They are both insanely talented, and intermittently annoying. I am nearly done producing, recording and mixing a full length record with them.  I'm not sure who will put it out, or exactly when it will be released, but I can tell you it is really good.

Here is a picture I snapped at one of our recording sessions in Seattle.