Archive for May, 2010

hot town, summer in the city – my hood #4

yesterday’s freak heat wave almost broke a 130 year record.  it just kinda snuck up on us.  a humid 95 degrees is no joke – especially in this brick-oven of a city.

they ran around like tyrants, soaking up the open fire hydrants

water fight in front of the roach coach

the paparazzi got paparazzied

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arizona

if you’ve never been to the desert before, i have three words for you: PRICKLY – PEAR – CACTUS.  it was pretty obvious that neither me or my assistant had ever spent much time in desert-like conditions because within 30 seconds of getting to our location, we were covered with cactus needles.  big ones, small ones, heat-seeking ones…  holy moly.  the first one to REALLY get me was mr. prickly pear himself.  i felt a nice jab in my ankle and i looked down to see a happy little ball of death spikes hanging from my leg.  when i tried to pull it out, i got stabbed about 27 times in my fingers.  i walked around to find a pair of gloves and it just dangled from my ankle like some gothic christmas tree ornament.  when i got the gloves i tried to pull it slowly, but it just pulled my skin with it (like if you pinch your skin with your fingers and pull it).  so i snatched it out real quick-like, and the cute mace-like ball was replaced with a dull burning sensation pretty much all day.  that was the first round in a long, heated fight with the desert landscape.  later i was shooting and my assistant yelled “yowwwwwwww!!”  i looked over at him and he said with big eyes, “man, i just bent down and sat on a cactus.”

models:  rachel and ariel from S.I.M.

hair: kelly marie from S.I.M.

makeup: samantha from S.I.M.

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colin kane is unzipped

i shot a promo for colin kane’s comedy show at Comix called “unzipped” the other day.  this wasn’t the shot he picked, but it was my favorite.  colin’s a pretty mellow guy on stage, but it’s like this picture is showing the beast inside that fuels his brutal humor.  maybe that’s why i like it so much.  andrew schulz and josh accardo are his guest comedians this time around and i pretty much love their faces in this picture.  kinda priceless.  tickets are selling for the may 24th show now, so buy your tickets HERE.

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