Wednesday, February 28, 2018

After NAMM

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Blind Innocence played an after NAMM show on Saturday night at the Grasslands in the Anaheim Gardenwalk. They played about a 30 minute set to a pretty packed house. The venue was pretty dark but I made the best of it. All images captured with the Nikon D3 at 24mm.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NAMM 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January, 2018) - I was able to attend NAMM this year and it was in a word, overwhelming. This was the first year that they took over the Hilton and Marriott in addition to the Convention Center. In four days I felt that I still didn't see everything.

Saturday Madness...

Angelyn with Devon Eisenbarger (Katy Perry's guitar player)

10,000 nails

Classic Sting-Ray with a banana seat

The Wondrous World of Wright Records

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (January, 2018) - At the turn of the New Year, Blind Innocence was signed by Wright Records. The producer of their record is Frank D. Wright, former guitar player for the Sonny & Cher Band and Chicago. Starting in early January, the band went into California Sound Studios in Lake Forest to record their debut album. The whole process feels right and things are progressing nicely. The band has booked an album release party at The House of Blues in Anaheim on March 17, 2018.

A portrait of Frank D. Wright

Whisky - Round Two

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January, 2018) - In January, Blind Innocence returned to the world famous Whisky a Go Go. This time around the band had their permanent line up. Coming off the recording of their debut album, the songs were fresh and the band was tight. Here are some images from the night.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Two Suns in the Sunset

December, 2017 has been extraordinarily warm in Southern Cal with temperatures averaging between 70-80 degrees. The warm temperatures have been accompanied by some beautiful sunsets with vivid colors. Happy New Year to all and hope your 2018 is a good one.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sweet Sound of Success

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (November, 2017) - Sunset Sound is one of the oldest independent studios in Los Angeles. It was opened in 1958 and was initially used by Disney for movie productions. Some classic artists who have recorded at Sunset Sound are the Doors, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Prince, the Bee Gees, Bob Dylan and Elton John. Some more contemporary artists are The Black Keys, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Paramore, Maroon 5 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This month I documented the recording of the second EP for a group named Auburn Road in Studio 2. Here are some images from the session.

Neve 8088 Console

Devon Eisenbarger of Honey County/Katy Perry

Recording engineer Clinton Welander

Auburn Road

Rich Redmond from Jason Aldean's band

Kenneth Scott Crouch on keys

Saturday, October 21, 2017

LA Fashion

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (October 7, 2017) - This was my first year covering LA Fashion Week at the Beverly Hilton. Upon arrival, you could feel the electricity in the air. Guests and models were dressed to the nine's and the event was packed (shoulder to shoulder). All images were captured with the EF135mm f/2. Here are a few from the night. Thanks to Bruce Sterling for the evening.

Time Warp

KAUAI, Hawaii (October, 2017) - I hadn't been to Kauai in over 10 years, but this place is timeless. Business have changed and traffic has certainly changed, but the landscape remains one of my favorite places on this earth. October is such a beautiful time of year here. It's a little warm and humid, with showers on and off throughout the day and evening. But in the in-between, there are some magical moments to be captured. Here are a few images from my trip. Most were captured with the Hasselblad, 50-110mm using Lee and B+W filters.

Just after sunrise in Kapaa

Poipu afternoon

Kilauea Lighthouse

Kapaa sunrise