Events

Desert Daze 2018

A departure from its typical home in Joshua Tree, I made the trek out to Lake Perris in Moreno Valley for (the now inappropriately named) Desert Daze. The irony amplified when the first night was cut short - after Tame Impala was a mere three songs into their set - due to a severe lightning storm. But as the fest’s new saying goes, no lightning no glory; day two and three electrified what remained of the patrons with sets from Slowdive, Kikagaku Moyo, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Death Grips, My Bloody Valentine (that had a really lame no photo policy), and loads more.

Shot for FLOOD Magazine. Click an icon to scroll through ‘em big. Photos are in reverse chronological order by day (except these 3D gifs).

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Rémy Martin Producers Series Season 5 Finale

Rémy Martin and Live Nation had me out to the Belasco to shoot the finale of the fifth season of the Producers Series. The grueling beat battle-based competition hosted by DJ Envy culminated in Big Sean and DJ Mustard chaining the winner, Milo, who will head into the studio for some one-on-one time with duo.

Float Fest 2018 | 35mm Film

Back in July I went to a spicy (and by spicy I mean hot as balls) lil festival in San Marcos, Texas called Float Fest. While I went all for me, I can’t NOT take photos along the way. Since the festival revolves around floating a river by day and standing in dusty fields by night, I snagged some disposable cameras so as not to totally trash my gear. These are the results.

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Renovation Across the Nation with Lowe's, Kelly Rowland, and Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach

Lowe’s had me out to shoot the unveiling of their first Renovation Across the Nation project. Partnering with the Boy & Girls Clubs of America to revitalize and rejuvenate youth centers across the states, Lowe’s planned an afternoon of fun, food, and laughs for these kids in Long Beach. They even managed to pull off a pretty cool surprise - Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child stopped by to partake in all the festivities.

Click the images to scroll through them big. Click here to see more about events I’ve shot in the past.

Air + Style Festival 2018

Last weekend, LA was treated to Air + Style, the global snowboard and skateboard competition and music festival that features world-class action sports athletes and musicians during a two-day event series with stops around the world including Los Angeles, Australia, and Beijing. 

 
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For the most part, I focused on the music. It's been a long time since I've been to a festival where it's been possible to see every single artist; two stages and no overlap meant no tough decisions on which set to see and which set to miss. The lineup was a stellar blend of musicians I love, have and haven't seen, and a few I'd never heard of. Sometimes, less really is more.

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Click the icons to scroll through the photos of the festival. Threw some film into the mix, too.

 

Michael + Megan | Winery Wedding on 35mm Film

It took every ounce of will power within me not to share the film I shot at my brother and Megan's destination wedding this June. The light, the love, and the breathtaking views of Sonoma Valley - y'all, it's unreal. But Christmas came early and with the surprise albums I made for my family already unwrapped, I finally get to show off photos from what was the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen.

While not part of the official photo team, I couldn't help hanging back and adding my little canon ae-1 to the mix. I've never shot stills at a wedding, so this was a super fun compliment to the video work and engagement sessions I'm used to.

Cheers to Michael and Megan, cheers to film photography, and cheers to you for clicking these and viewing them big and on black (I'm sorry I am so lame).

Southern Tale World Premiere at Austin Film Fest

In November of 2014, I interned with the art department of Southern Tale. Through sub-freezing nights on set and drives back and forth from small towns across Oklahoma and campus to (barely) make it to class, I loved every second. It was the catalyst for all the work I've done in TV and film today.

Writer, director, and lead actor, Tel Royal had me out to shoot a blend of digital and film photos for the world premiere of Southern Tale at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. It was my first film festival and my first hybrid digital and film shoot, and so much fun.

Here are some of the photos from the weekend! Click the icons to see them big.

CycleBar Sawyer Heights Influencer Night

While shooting a Young The Giant concert, I was approached by one of the owners of the newest CycleBar location in Sawyer Heights. Next thing I know, I'm in the middle of the loudest, highest energy workout I have ever witnessed. It really felt like being at a concert. It also made me really grateful I was behind my camera and not sweating it out on a bike; this workout looked intense.

It was so great getting a sneak peek at CycleBar and meeting all the incredible instructors and staff. The fitness and lifestyle bloggers in attendance took advantage of photo ops, a shortened (but no less intense) version of a standard class, drinks and snacks, and plenty of time to network and mingle.

CycleBar Sawyer Heights officially opens to the public today, and classes are free all week! You just might see me there (probably wheezing my ass off). Click the icons below to expand the photos I took at their Influencer Night.