My portrait of Sean Peoples, founder of Socket Records and DJ with FatBack DC published in NOW Washington DC Guide. Shout out to Danny Harris of The People’s District for reaching out to get this photo in the guide.
The cause: Us versus them. The have and have nots. The one percent verus the 99 percent.
There’s no doubt the Occupy Wall Street movement can be polarizing. I admire the movements moxy despite its sometimes muddled message. I often wonder what the tone of OWS movement’s in other cities. I’ve only witnessed firsthand Occupy Seattle (my photos of OWS Seattle here and here) and Occupy D.C. OWS surely has made for some compelling images. Here are a couple of photos I casually snapped before the rain came down, hey you gotta protect that camera…gear is expensive.
More photos after the jump.
They Know What Love Is…
The red eye flight was well worth it to see two of my favorite D.C. people get married. Congrats Brandon and Kelly. Also, this is my first contribution to Sopheava’s 2011 Photo Challenge. Here goes nothing.
If you would’ve told me last January that I’d be photographing B-boy’s and aerial dancers, I would’ve danced a jig. Well here they
are, my last snaps in the waning moments of 2010. Happy New Year.
UPDATE: Check the post at ReadysetDC.
Big thank you to everyone who came out to InstantDC. What a night. We packed over 200 into Fathom Gallery through the evening for iPhone photography. Every now and then someone would ask, what camera did you use to get that photo? My reply I’d just whip my iPhone out of my pocket and wave in front of my face. Even though the exhibit was clearly advertised as a mobile photography exhibit, some people couldn’t quite grasp how these beautiful prints were taken with an iPhone. The best part of the entire experience was meeting fellow iPhone shooters who’ve I been a fan of for a long time like Greg Schmigel and being introduced to new work of Jon Betts, Andrew Cohen, Jenny Markley, Miki Ballard, James Campbell, Diahn Ott and Jorge E. Bañales. Oh and Jim Darling, his work is…meh.
Here a few shots from the evening.
This month 10 of my images will be on display at Instant DC, a mobile phone photography exhibit hosted by Fathom Creative. I’ve got a love/hate relationship with exhibiting my photos, more of a love really. I love seeing peoples reaction to my work, printed and hung in a gallery, especially when they don’t know I’m the photographer. Voyeurism at its best, ha. What I hate about it is the process of selecting images for these exhibits. Why? Well it’s always an experience when you step back evaluate your body of work. I’m always learning and I look at the process of selecting images for exhibit as a chance for growth. This was the first time, I’ve evaluated my iPhone photography exclusively and saw that it was a patchwork of subjects.
If you can, I’d love for you stop by and give my iPhone shots a look on paper not pixels and also introduce you to nine other iPhone shooters. Instant DC is on display from November 18th-21st at Fathom Creative/Gallery. The opening reception is on November 18th at 6pm Shout out to James Campbell for putting this whole show together.
Here’s a sneak peek of a couple of images I’ll be showing:
Whew, DC was bustling this past weekend. With FotoweekDC in full swing and the first weekend of the month, gallery shows are opening their doors showing off their latest exhibits. FotoweekDC took a backseat Saturday night, as I visited Street/Studio 2.0 at Irvine Contemporary and Monserrat Gallery. The exhibit showcased prominent street artists Shepard Fairey, José Parlá, Swoon, Romon Yang (Rostarr), David Ellis Chris Mendoza, James Marshall (Dalek) and Gaia. I traveled light between the two galleries as I didn’t have my DSLR with me. All my CF cards were with another photographer ***cough*** Ed Underwood ***cough*** being downloaded from a recent shoot, yes ALL my CF cards. My rig that evening consisted of my trusty iPhone4 and handy G11.
Oh and all the Shepard Fairey pieces, I think there were about 20 or so, all sold before the exhibit even hung at $2,200 a piece. DAMN!!
What better way to cover the turn of the century photography exhibit TruthBeauty at the Phillips Collection then with my trusty iPhone? Like the exhibit documents pictorialism spanning the 100 years between 1845 – 1945 photography was just being considered a recognized art genre. Look, I’m not gonna sit here and claim to be an art historian, I’m far from it. I will make the bold comparison of the pictorialist movement with that of the mobile photography movement today. Mobile photographers are taking some damn good shots and are finally being recognized as dare I say…photographers?
Here are a few of my iPhone shots below from the Phillips After 5 TruthBeauty event. For more check out ReadysetDC.
A photo shoot with Josh Yospyn for his “5 Things” piece on ReadysetDC.
“Sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.”
Promo shoot for the upcoming Fashion District at Stroga produced by ReadysetDC.
Check the video produced by Brandon Bloch.