Saturday, November 26, 2011

Awesome Day

This is the first time in a long time that I could honestly say it was an Awesome Day!  It started with my first family photo session of the day telling me it was the best photo shoot they had ever had. How awesome is that?

And It ended nicely when I was called a pseudo celebrity by a local celebrity. A-w-e-s-o-m-e.  I will become a photo rockstar!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Unamed Metal Rockstar

Had the pleasure of doing a promotional shoot for a great new comic book Also had the honor of having a british rockstar from a famous metal band in my studio for the shoot. How much more exciting could photography be?

Rapedoor The Band

I got the pleasure of working with Rapedoor once again; You can’t get better rockstar photos than these.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways

Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways had her CD release party at the Amsterdam Bar in St Paul, Mn and it was an exciting night. El Le Faunt blew me away, and of course Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways were fantastic. It was an honor to be involved with this project.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wounded Knee

After a normal 8 hour wedding on Saturday I was being lazy and trying to carry all of my gear in as quickly as possible and lugging it pack mule style. I stepped on the curb wrong and took a tumble, but luckily in my old age, and after many years playing soccer and hurting my ankles, I know how to fall.  In the end I ruined a pair of perfectly good $6 pair of pantyhose when I went down to my knees, but I saved my ankle and gear.

I am proud of myself because I hopped up, cleaned and dressed my wound [a klutz like me always has band-aids and Neosporin in my medicine kit] and still went out for a drink with friends that evening.

It’s always the same weak ankle that gives out, the one with the damaged ligaments. So it always seems I scrape the same poor knee….

Gave me a good excuse to take Sunday off though :)

My native name should be Wounded Knee CC.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways

This is my 2nd record cover this year! I worked hard on this project, and am so proud of it!! JJ was awesome to work with and I hear her CD and 7inch are getting great comments thanks to the images.

Also thanks to Shawn Bartle for being an awesome model when our pro model never showed! What a night!

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Year

The end of the pagan year, and say goodbye to fall.  October was full of family photos sessions outdoors with gorgeous fall foliage.

I sure hope 2012 will be a better year. I will put my faith in the fact that even if it’s the end of the world, I want to go out on a high note.

So cheers, good tidings, and prosperity to all. Let’s hope after this winters hibernation we come out even stronger and more beautiful like a monarch butterfly…

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rockstar Family Photo Session

I met up with the Karras family down by the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis to have a fun rockstar family photo session. They really aren’t rockstars, but to me they are. So why not make them look cool, instead of boring family photos? That's my specialty!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zombie Pub Crawl

This year I decided to finally join my friend Shawn of the Dead for the Zombie Pub Crawl. Thanks to Axman I had some civil defense surgical gear, so I dressed in a surgical dress and mask. I wrapped my camera in biohazard bags to protect it from the fake blood, and even brought my battery operated light. It was a blast photographing everyone until the sun set. 

In the dark my camera did not want to focus without the flashes infrared sensor, so brought my strobe light for no reason. That’s when I decided to settle for getting drunk on beer instead.

What do we want? BRAINS!
When do we want it? BRAINS!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Best Band Photographer and I Have Proof!

Ok, let me be a little pompous just this once. Please?

I have been doing band and promo pics since I was 18, and in my aged wisdom I think my band photos kickass these days. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gypsy Inspired

Life has brought me to a crossroads, with a fresh path ahead of me. Today I packed my stuff into storage, am currently halfway through house-sitting for a photo friend of mine, and I am learning what I can live with, and what I can live without. The next step is moving in with another photo colleague, and focusing completely on photography. Then I sill see where life leads me. So far I am enjoying the gypsy lifestyle. Who needs a permanent address in this digital age?