Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

tribute to Mr. Sultan

Larry Sultan 1946-2009

I had the great pleasure of working with Larry Sultan and each time was a breath of fresh air. I was always fascinated how he spoke with such intrigue about the subjects he was shooting or looking forward to. The last time I saw him we were waiting for files of Gov. Newson to backup to a drive so he could take them home. He lit a cigarette and just started chatting. We sat there for a while going back and forth on a bench in the middle of downtown SF and I walked away feeling incredibly fortunate to have had the experience. These images are some of my favorite. 

thank you.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kenneth Pattengale

I have a dear friend, his name is Brendan, and he comes from a miracle family from Pasadena. I watched a 43 minute segment of Brendan's brother, Kenneth, on KCRW online with Chris Douridas live this morning. The kid is madd talented and I can't wait until he makes it up to the Bay. If you like music with straight soul and a bit a somber warmth, you'll like Kenneth Pattengale. The kid started recording when he was 19 while at USC and has just put out his 7th record, Speak, this week. Put this on for some background, click on the "watch" button and let me know what you think. I really dig the shitty online video. Or you can check out his site here. So nice to hear something original. For all you LA kids,  he's playing at Hotel Cafe on the 10th which is an epic venue. Ally status.I think you might even walk with a CD if you show. Have fun and happy listening.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

sioonara to the shandelle

My dearest friend in the Bay has left San Francisco to become a ski instructor in Taos for the winter and who knows after that. Shanelle aka Shandelle is a jewel of a friend and I can't say I would have gotten into half the trouble if I didn't have her by my side. She was my wing lady and now I am limping a little. Shandelle made a whole hearted decision to move to Taos to live and work in the snow, and I am little jealous, but I found roundtrip travel for under $250 in March so I have that to look forward to. Garrett bought a $1500 tanka truck that runs on veggi oil from a scientist in Santa Maria to drive her through the desert and into the mountains of New Mexico. Here are a few snaps of the beast  from the night before the departure. 

Goes to show you can do anything you want. Happy living.