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nyc – 11pm – 95 degrees

surfing the heat wave like a boss.

 

 

 

 

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asa

while we were shooting the first look, i asked asa (pronounced “asha”) if she would sing while i shot.  she was quiet and a little shy, so i figured puttin her in her element might help her feel more comfortable.  the second she started her song, everyone in the studio froze in their tracks like they were playing red light/green light, completely mesmerized.  she has THAT kind of voice.  i got some great pictures – and she got a new fan.

HERE is the piece on the MTV Iggy website.

here are a couple of my favorite asa songs:

BE MY MAN

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

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the rubberbandits want to fight your father

DJ willie o’dea jay pointed to mr. chrome and said in his thick irish accent, “you’ve got muscles – but your muscles don’t say, ‘i’ll punch your face,’ your muscles say, ‘i’ll cut your face.”  then he pointed to me and said, “you too.  you’ve got the face-cuttin muscles.  you know what i mean.”  that’s one of the most awesome things i’ve ever heard.  the rubberbandits are an irish comedy hip-hop duo from limerick, ireland – and DJ willie o’dea jay spins their tracks and takes pictures of boobs from the stage.  they invaded america and i got to hang with them for a bit and snap a few pictures for MTV.  these guys are good people.  really friendly, down-to-earth and energetic.  check out the spot on MTV iggy HERE

i just heard the gaelic version of their song, “i want to fight your father,” and it’s pretty fantastic.  SEE FOR YOURSELF 

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pre lives on

samuel adams always thought running for fun was ridiculous.  unless he was late or being chased by someone with a knife – he was walking.  but one fine day he got inspired by steve prefontaine’s amazing story and laced up his sneakers.  that’s all it took.  he’s been hooked ever since and now sam wants to stir inspiration in everyone else who thinks they’ll never run strictly for recreation.  sam looks a lot like pre to begin with, so he grew a sweet handlebar stache and we shot some pictures to capture the spirit of pre’s devotion to running.  i have to say that i’m on the “lateness and knives” program, but after hanging with sam and hearing his story it got me thinkin about hittin the pavement myself.  if you’d like some motivation to use your getaway sticks, sam will be holding meet-ups, races, fun runs and other cool stuff.  check out his site: www.preliveson.com.

 

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anna adams

anna went on some kind of body cleansing detox to leach the toxins out of her body.  it subsequently leached all of the energy out of her body – so we kept the shoot at a slow pace so she wouldn’t pass out.  anna makes almost passing out look awesome.

 

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will sheridan likes dudes

i got a call from espn.com to shoot will sheridan.  will played basketball for villanova a few years ago and totally crushed it.  the story we were shooting for was him announcing to the world he’s gay.  and not like, “the flintstone’s song” kind of gay, but the “likes dudes” kind of gay.  actually,  he’s really happy – so i guess he’s both kinds of gay.  will is a rad guy – real fun, easy goin and super easy to shoot.  his new focus in life is music and he just released his first album, “ngoma.” the song “welcome to the jungle” is on ngoma and it’s been on loop in my head for the last 5 days.  he has more music that’s gonna drop in the fall, so be on the lookout.

to watch and read will’s interview on espn.com, click HERE

will’s TWITTER

will’s BLOG

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my hood #6

here are a few pictures i snapped last saturday

this is beautiful. i friggin love everything about it. i love what's happening. i love where it's happening. i love the backwards/inside-out dress. i love that they let me take the picture. i love it all.

how basketball was born

by the look of that window, i guess they've played here before

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pei pei gets racy in some lacy.

pei pei lin is an actress – but she’d have a hard time acting like someone who didn’t have a killer body.

hair/makeup/styling shelleyvangage.com

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ryan dungey rules it

i got a call from YRB mag to do a very last-minute shoot with ryan dungey on the street in soho.  it was his first time in nyc and he seemed pretty hyped to be here.  dungey is pretty fancy on a dirtbike.  he slays every race he enters and his victory list wouldn’t fit on one of those 82 page nyc diner menus.  in fact, he became the first rookie in history to win both the premier supercross and national motocross titles in his inaugural season. to top it off, he led team USA to victory in the motocross of nations.  motocross of nations!  that sounds superbad, huh?  well that’s because it is.  and ryan crushed it.

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kat v

you know how on TV the secretary will take down her hair – and then, after shaking her hair in slow-motion, becomes a vixen?  katherine villari can do that without the slow-motion hair shake.  she can look innocent and sweet all the day long and the second i point the camera at her she turns on the sexy.  it’s pretty fantastic.

for more about kat check out her site iheartkat.com

and to see our last shoot click HERE

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