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

Toro Nation

CARSON, Calif - The Cal State Dominguez Hills mens soccer team is red hot. The Toros are 11-3-1 overall with a conference record of 8-1-0. With only two games remaining in the regular season, they are certainly headed to La Jolla for the CCAA Championships. I got out for an earlier game this season at the StubHub field and here are some images from the evening.


Back in September, 2017, Blind Innocence played at AMPLYFi on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. AMPLYFi is a little hole in the wall that is hard to find and you have to enter though the alley behind it. There is no signage from the front facing Melrose. It's a small venue that can accommodate less than 100 people, but has a cool vibe with a collection of eclectic chairs around the perimeter. There are no frills, food or drinks, just minimal lighting and good sound. Here are a few images from the night.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Summer Blues

Blind Innocence landed a summer residency at the House of Blues in Anaheim. They played weekly shows from June through August at the beautiful new facility away from Downtown Disney. Below is a series of images from the summer. Thanks for looking.

Kevin Celinder

Christian Demman

Angelyn Iturbide

Brandon Shelton

Edo Tancredi