I was asked by a friend to photograph Salon de DASSdance an event where I enjoyed an evening of live music, fine art, dance performances by DASSdance and the Can Can Castaways, a bar and free food. What more can a young boy ask for! Here are some shots from the amazing dance performances. The Salon is held the first Monday of the month at Washington Hall in the Central District. Come to the next one and buy me a drink!
The Emerald Collective, the photo collective I’m apart of with Jordan Stead, photographed Dubstep DJ Nero at the WaMu Theater in downtown Seattle for New Year’s Eve. The energy and the masses of people was incredible. After what seemed forever to get the proper credentials we were given free roam to cover the event. Thanks for looking.
Okay, okay, okay before you start calling me a pervert I photographed this with my good friend Jordan Stead. As a photographer I get to see some pretty interesting things and that’s what I love about my job. I get to photograph things most people haven’t and go places most people dream of. That being said, when Jordan called me to photograph the event, I was hesitant at first at what others would think. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see something different. It definitely wasn’t what I thought it would be. Jordan and I were led to the back room of a bar where there was a makeshift stage with a kiddy pool of green translucent jello. Plastic lined the floor with multi-colored lights lighting the “arena”. We felt like we were in a movie. The crowd was a mix of men and women, young and old. A grandma was sitting behind me, no kidding. The atmosphere was positive not skeezy like one would be led to believe. It focused on the strength of the women. “We’re here to watch these girls kick some ass,” the ref proclaimed. That’s exactly what happend. I would compare it to a burlesque show or roller-derby. Here is to doing something different all the time. Sorry, family members this is my life. More images on the jump.
I photographed Devo at the Redhook Brewery 30th Anniversary for Mutineer Magazine. They put on a great show despite the downpour. Here are a select few from the concert and a link to the rest of the images on my archive.
Janette took me on a sweet date after work last week. The CIRCUS!!!
Here are a few frames from my seat. We had a magical time and we hope to go again.
Here are a few portraits at the Fairhaven Pub and Martini Bar’s Karaoke Night. I started up after rushing back from a vigil in Maple Falls. So it was kinda a big shift in the atmosphere. Andy Bronson from The Bellingham Herald gave me some help and pointers. I learned that I needed to calm down when I shoot portraits. I get all flustered and sweaty. “Patience, young grasshopper…”. Thanks to those who participated.
Death Cab for Cutie played a Western student exclusive show at Mount Baker Theatre last week. I was asked to photograph the show for the school. Overall an amazing show, despite the incompetent staff at Mount Baker Theatre. Seriously, if you are going to give out press passes then they should have some authority as to where you can go. I had four different tickets to let me in and out of particular areas, painful to say the least. Always be early. End rant. Click on for more. Continue reading
I photographed the 17th Annual Drag Show on Western’s campus about two weeks ago. I could only stay for the first half, but the performances I saw were quite entertaining. The shoes, costumes and performers were colorful and full of life. The LGBTA hosted the event and the proceeds went towards AIDS outreach and community support organizations; Sean Humphrey House and the Evergreen AIDS Foundation. Click on for more. Continue reading