It's snowing in Austin y'all...and it's sticking! I ran out front just a moment ago to grab a few shots! Enjoy!
My coworker set up a powerful filtered telescope on the roof of my office for some glorious Eclipse viewing today! Sometimes, only having your iPhone camera can yield some unique and unpredictable imagery.
Space Camp Death Squad performs for the first time ever from a living room in Austin, Texas! These boys are releasing an album soon that I can't wait to hear. I love taking photos like this!
My pup loves it when Ella comes over. She's the prettiest pitty I know and it seems Alan thinks so too.
My wish to see an Ai Weiwei piece IRL came true this weekend! Forever Bicycles is a fantastic illusion, and totally mesmerizing. Go downtown, head all the way down Trinity until you hit the river and see it for yourself! Major kudos to The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy for scoring this project.
Some of my friends put on a monthly rap show called Austin's Nicest at Hole in the Wall. It's dope. You should go. I took pics! Featuring Clifton Dukes, Protextor, Secret Levels, and DJ Burnzy on the ones and twos.
I'd like to show my support on International Women's Day by celebrating Suhasini John, my Mom. On the left is a photo of her when she was 27. On the right is a recreation of the photo by me, taken this past January, at age 62. This past holiday season, she found out that she has breast cancer and immediately began treatment to fight it from spreading. She asked me to take this photo before starting chemotherapy. My mom is and always has been the most beautiful and powerful woman on earth. Two months into intense treatment and she continues to be just as stunning and strong! During this difficult, and uncertain battle, she is the one showing us how to make it through with strength and grace. Love you Mumma! Ummas!
Marmalakes put on a fantastic show at Sidewinder the other night and finally got to snap a few very colorful shots of them playing! Enjoy!
I snapped this one great and gloomy shot from outside of the Elisabet Ney Museum this past weekend. The sculpture is called Prometheus Bound. When I saw it poking up from the window, I got this idea of how the final image should look and I think it turned out pretty well.
The unstoppable Women of Texas proudly, and joyfully expressed their strength today! They marched for love, unity, equality, justice, and the health and safety of us all. I stand with them!
American Sharks burned it down at Sound on Sound fest back at the beginning of November. I had to trudge through piles of charred corpses just get these shots!
I've been having a lot of fun processing my images in black and white recently. Check out this latest contrasty set of the fantastic Alex Napping performing at Cheer Up Charlie's. Enjoy!
Death Grips is an unstoppable juggernaut, and their deafening performance at SOS Fest this past weekend provided some much-needed catharsis. It's been a while since I've had the chance to rage that hard. Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn't it?
My homie Protextor christened the Forest Stage at the first ever Sound On Sound Festival at Sherwood Forest Faire this past weekend. He shared the stage with producer and collaborator Matt Puckett, beatbox artist Ben Buck, and his anti-social knitting circle Space Camp Death Squad. The performance was sharp, eclectic, groovy, and supremely triumphant! So proud of this dude!
Hanging out at the boxing gym sure has its perks. I got to shoot a fight! Not much else to say other than I had an absolute blast and hope to do it again really soon. Kapow! Hope you guys like 'em!
Riverside Rumble is presented by Underwood Promotions. The fights above are: Hayden vs. Sheppard, Barlow vs. Coronado, Smith vs. Guevara, Peterson vs. Saucedo, Hicks vs. Gonzales, Romero vs. Sanchez, Trevino vs. Faz, and Sippio-Cook vs. Biaz.
Four years ago I started taking pictures at first ever Austin Mic Exchange. AMX provided aspiring rappers with a free stage to perform, and I was able to give them free photos to promote themselves. Over the years these guys have created a tight-knit community that supports, nurtures, and celebrates all things hip-hop in Austin. The other night I went to AMX's 4th Birthday, partied with some old friends, and grabbed a few shots of some OGs. It was so great to see everyone! HB AMX!
The weather is Austin changes quickly and often. One minute you've got sunny skies, then suddenly you're in a thunderstorm! I snapped a few while enjoying the rain from the front porch.
The heat is on in Austin and that means lots of trips to the Greenbelt for swimming! I had the chance to go out there with my lovely friend Rebecca earlier this summer and we had an impromptu photoshoot in the cool, rejuvenating waters. Happy summertime y'all!
I travelled through a mysterious wormhole and into the chaotic and hilarious dimension of Party World Rasslin' last weekend. This trip into the amateur wrestling multiverse featured battles between The Dumpster Babes, Hot Dog versus Dad Bod, Theodosia versus Kippy (age 13), The Primo Family versus The Romaine Legion! And finally, an epic face-off between Partyweight Championship belt holder Dan "The Man" Ziglar, and Randy Eagleman. It was insanely brutal, incredibly messy, and all in good fun! HAIL MOTHER WORM!!!
Observed our independence the other night with some beautiful friends and snapped a few candids throughout the night. We ate, we drank, we celebrated with explosives! It was a blast! :p