Nov 15 2011

10.08.2011 – 10.12.2011: Darwin’s + Hijacking Festival + Nik’s

Little G Weevil - 10.08.2011 @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues. Little G is not just a musician, he’s an entertainer! G knows how to put on a good show and make sure everyone in the room is having a good time. Every week G has been bringing up a new guest, and this week we got 3! Ana Howells, Danny Vinson, and Beau Hall!


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Aug 29 2011

Nophest 08.27.2011

Nophest was a 3 day music festival in East Atlanta village. I made it out Saturday to go see Toy Devils and Sneaky Hand. I caught Signs of Iris from Greenville and another 2-piece set named S&M in between sets.

My day started out at Eastside Lounge with Toy Devils. I’ve always been a fan of Eastside Lounge. Before I was shooting concerts, I was shooting artists. Two were some friends of mine who did most of the murals at ESL. You can check out some more of their work at ipoopletters.com.

Toy Devils put on a loud, energetic show as always. I loved it! Apparently the furniture store neighbors weren’t used to having musical acts on during the daytime and pitched a big hissy fit. The owner ended up blocking off Eastside Lounge with his truck and put signs up complaining about the “noise”.

Toy Devils @ Eastside Lounge

Beaker of Toy Devils

Matt of Toy Devils

Foster of Toy Devils

Beaker of Toy Devils

Winchester of Toy Devils

Toy Devils: Assholes @ Eastside Lounge

After Aaron, the owner of ESL calmed him down, the music continued. Signs of Iris was pretty good, although I was a little disappointed to hear 2 cover songs in their short set.

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

S&M was an interesting 2-piece featuring a guy on bass and loop pedals, and an operatic singer also on keyboard. It sounded very new-age/world music-ish.

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

We finished up our drinks and headed out in search of food. We ended up throwing darts at Gravity Pub. Running short on time, I decided to just grab a burger while we were there. Holy shit! They brought out this huge, greasy 1/2lb patty topped with giant onion rings and bacon. I took a quick picture and proceeded to tackle this beast. Not too bad, but it was so heavy and greasy I couldn’t finish it. I wasn’t disappointed, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

Big Bad & Tasty Burger @ Gravity Pub

We finally headed towards Sneaky Hand. I forgot to check the schedule so we automatically headed to 529, which wasn’t open yet. I could hear Sneaky Hand echoing through the streets of East Atlanta, they had to be near someplace! We pull up the internets and find our way to Joe’s Coffee where the band is playing in the back courtyard. I love me some Sneaky Hand, but it was a little odd to see them play at a coffee shop.

Sneaky Hand @ Joe’s Coffee

M@ and Russ of Sneaky Hand

Matt and Duke of Sneaky Hand

Matt of Sneaky Hand

Russ of Sneaky Hand

M@ sings into the camera of Sneaky Hand

Kamil and Matt of Sneaky Hand

Kamil of Sneaky Hand

Toy Devils watching Sneaky Hand @ Joe’s Coffee

M@ and Russ of Sneaky Hand


Jul 12 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 2.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup:
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Sneaky hand is one of my favorite bands to shoot. They’ve always got so much energy on stage! It’s a trip trying to follow Lead singer M@’s antics, and it’s always good to turn the camera on fellow photographer Kamil, co-owner of Pantauphoto.

Sneaky Hand.

M@ of Sneaky Hand

Kamil of Sneaky Hand & Pantauphoto

Trey and Russ of Sneaky Hand

Sneaky Hand

Dancing in the Audience. M@ dances with Rachel of Disapyramids.

Ah, it’s cold! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

I LOVE YOU! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

M@ of Sneaky Hand.

Trey of Sneaky Hand.

M@ and Trey of Sneaky Hand.

Sneaky Hand finishes up.

Hug it out bitches. Bob congratulates Kamil on a great set.

Fireworks in the street!

I knew Cusses was going to be good when my buddy Drew Longino of Winter Ransom started drooling over them when they showed up. Wow, what a show! I was not expecting the bar to be raised with every band that hit the stage. I got some of the best shots of the night with them!

Cusses.

Angel and Bryan of Cusses

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

Angel of Cusses. *Favorite shot of the night!*

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

I had to leave the party to meet Darkwater Rising who were in town, so I missed The Charges. We ended up missing their set as well to see Cusses, but we did however, talk Dark Water Rising to coming out to the house party after they finished up.

Yo. Josh of Jungol and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Ffff. M@ of Sneaky Hand and Homer of FYN.

Darkwater Rising + Homer

In Homer’s Dreams. Homer of FYN + Charly of Darkwater Rising

Jungol was phenomenal as usual! It was hard to get shots this time, the only lights in the room were coming off the LCD panels on their keyboards. At this point my flash was long dead, so I had to use the on-camera flash, blinding everyone in the room every time it went off. I think Josh started closing his eyes because of my flash, sorry Josh! After a few songs I was tired, hot, covered in spilled beer, and pissing off the dancing naked gentlemen behind me…so I tapped out and sat back to enjoy the rest of the show.

Graham of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jungol!

Josh of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jason of Jungol

Yoder Twins Activate! Jungol draws a crowd.


Jul 11 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 1.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

This was my most challenging photo session to date, with very little room to maneuver and odd to no lighting setups. Especially the outdoor stage on the back patio, I really couldn’t get any good shots from that angle. Finally when Jungol hit the stage, they were playing in PITCH BLACK! That being said I still managed to get some kickass shots. Enjoy!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup: posting tomorrow 7/12!
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Scheduled Lineup. Jungol actually ended up going on closer to minight.

All Stars. Josh of Jungol, Homer of FYN, and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Who needs roadies? Hip to Death getting setup.

Dancin in the Yard. Girl dances to The Music Box.

As I mentioned, the patio stage was really hard to get a shot of. There’s bottles, tarps, and equipment blocking every angle.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

This one cracked me up as I was trying to decide which shot was better, so I decided to keep ‘em both and make and animated .gif out of it.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim and Kasey of Hip to Death.

Hilary Yarbrough of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

These girls were really good, but I couldn’t get any shots of the band. The side was blocked off with equipment so I couldn’t get a view. I gave up, took a seat and just enjoyed the music.

Bottles and Cans. What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Carrie Hodge of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Sunglasses Club. Ethan of A The Color and Drew of Winter Ransom.


Jul 8 2011

Beatlanta House Show Fest Tomorrow: July 9th!

Be Atlanta House Show Fest is tomorrow! $5 will get you admission, food and drink all day! Jungol is playing! Rain or shine, this will be a kickass event. Click here to jump to the Facebook RSVP page.


May 19 2011

05.17.2011 Brandon’s Soccer Game

My friend Brandon had a soccer game Tuesday night while I was in San Fran, so I decided to try my hand at sports photography. Unfortunately it was freezing cold and raining, so I didn’t quite get the shots I wanted. My camera was just dripping wet and my hands were shaking the whole time.

They won this match and had to play another, I stole Brandon’s lady friend and took her to a bar instead of sticking around…

Goin for the goal.

GOAL!!

B’s got the Ball

Brothers Goldman ShowAfter I stole Brandon’s girl and ditched the soccer game for warmer environments, we found these guys playing a live show at The Boom Boom Room down the street. They put on a great show! I was more focused on drinking and socializing over taking too many pics though.

Brothers Goldman Show


May 17 2011

05.15.2011 Kevin and Pam’s Wedding

Kevin and Pam’s wedding in Pleasanton, California @ Ruby Hill Vineyards.

Name Placecards

The Happy couple at the Altar

The Happy couple at the Altar

First Dance with the Newlyweds

Product shot I took while at the Vineyard


May 16 2011

05.14.2011 San Fran Tourist

My first day in San Fran, my buddy took me around town to see some of the sites. It was more walking and checking out shops than photography. I did get a couple of shots.

Hiked a mile on the beach to get this landscape photo from a rock cliff on the “other side” of the bridge.

The Exploratorium in San Francisco

“Rolling Through the Bay” is a sculpture made entirely of toothpicks that took 35 years to build!

Closeup of “Rolling Through the Bay” Exhibit