It's that time of year again, where 68 girls from all over the country converge at Gas Monkey Live to compete for the crown of Miss Twin Peaks 2015. Like always, it was a fun night with a packed house cheering on their favorite Twin Peak's girl, and in the end it was Miss Aubrey Smith from Wichita Kansas that ended up taking the crown.Read More
Dallas had it's wettest May ever. The previous rainfall record was set in 1982 with 13.66 inches, but that record was shattered by 16.07 inches which sent the Trinity River deep into flood stage. 35 trillion gallons of rain fell across the state of Texas during the month of May so far, that's enough water to cover the entire state in 8 inches of water. The Trinity River in downtown Dallas is normally 30 feet across and jut a couple of feet deep, this week it grew to almost 2000 feet across and over 35feet deep.Read More
I've been a terrible blog owner, but it's really not my fault. Nope, I blame it all on my clients who have done a fantastic job of keeping me extremely busy. So busy that I almost forget that I have this website. But honestly it hasn't been that bad of a problem and I thank all my clients for it!
So let me take a few minutes to announce that I'm now doing video work...again. It's been roughly 15 years since I did my last music video and at least 10 years since the last commercial video I shot/directed/produced. But thanks to Richard Hennessy, lead singer/guitarist in the fantastic band Henry The Archer, I'm back making videos again.Read More
Tonight's partial solar eclipse hanging over downtown Fort Worth.Read More
Dia De Los Toadies is an annual festival where the Toadies invite a bunch of their friends to tear up the stage with them over the course of a few days. For it's 7th year it returned to Panther Island Pavillon in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.Read More
A band, a field, smoke, and a raw approach. A simple concept drawn on a bar napkin turned into the image above. And Henry the Archer was the perfect band to accomplish it.
Henry the Archer is the brain child of native New Jersey boy Richard Hennessy. Last year Richard was given the opportunity to transfer his job down to Fort Worth, Texas, so he made his way down south with the hopes of keeping Henry the Archer alive. Shortly after arriving he joined forces with Kevin Geist on drums, and Matt Hembree on bass to round out a three piece of post punk and sex pop.Read More
Tasha, Tasha, Tasha. If I could take anyone with me on any shoot ever, it would be this amazing girl! Saying it was fun shooting with her would be an understatement, I had a blast. It was a great way to cap off a crazy day of shooting down in Austin, and I can't wait to shoot her again!Read More
While down in Austin I also did some work with Gaby's younger sister Denisse and greatness must run in their bloodline! Just like Gaby, Denisse is sweet, extremely nice and a complete pleasure to work with. We had a fun time running around The Domain at night playing with the different lighting in that environment.Read More
I really don't know where to begin with Gaby, she's absolutely incredible. Not only is she completely stunning, but she's also one of the nicest and sweetest girls in the world. I've had the pleasure of doing a handful of shoots with her now, and I've had an amazing time on everyone of them. She's the perfect example of what every photographer dreams of working with. Thank you Gaby for being totally awesome, and I can't wait to do more work with you!Read More
Earlier this year I headed down south with my fantastic hair and makeup artist Christina to set up camp and have a little fun around a new area around Austin called the Domain. The idea was to do a little experimenting while doing some punk rock glamour style shoots. Courtney was the first of four on our long day of shooting and she was absolutely awesome. Wouldn't you agree that she crushed it?Read More
The Big Texas Beer Fest is a festival that is all about unicorns, elephants and cross stitching. Not really, it's an all day celebration of craft beer from all over the world and is quickly becoming the best beer festival in North Texas. Brittnie, Matt, Wil and I headed out there to take part in the festivities at hand and to get our hands on some of the sweetest nectar from the gods. I can proudly say that our mission was accomplished.Read More
993.... I was a young angst fueled teenager that was obsessed with fast and noisy punk rock music . The louder and faster, the better, but I was also becoming more and more interested in the North Texas music scene. Local radio station, KDGE The Edge would occasionally release a CD entitled Tales From The Edge that would in the end, consist of 11 volumes that were curated by DJ/Music Director George Gimarc. Each volume focused on music and bands from North Texas with a slight dabbling into the Austin music scene.Read More
or the last couple of years we've been meeting up with the girls competing in the Twin Peaks Round Rock Bikini Contest at the hotel where they get dolled up and ready to compete. We all hang out, have some fun, and take a few promo shots of the girls. It seems to help them relax a little and get comfortable before the competition, and they also get some bad ass photos!Read More
It was that time of year where the beautiful girls of Twin Peaks Round Rock fight to the death in a no holds barred bikini contest. Okay so there was no fighting to the death, but there was a bikini contest to determine who would go to the 2014 Twin Peaks Bikini Finals in Dallas. Like always, it was a great evening full of fun and ridiculousness!
Special thanks to Jeremie Perez and the rest of the Twin Peaks Round Rock staff.
And congratulations to Tasha for being crowned Miss Twin Peaks Round Rock 2014!Read More
About 3 years ago after an Eye Was Once Eaten practice, Matt Stubbs threw out the idea of starting a podcast. Now there are a lot of ideas (some of them rather insane) thrown around during a band practice, but this one actually stuck with me. I have been an avid listener to podcasts for several years now, mostly tech and political conspiracy style shows, but doing one our self seemed like a fun idea. Unfortunately between my family, photography, and being in a band there wasn't much time to try and fit a podcast in.Read More
On the west side of downtown Austin, nestled in the Castle Hill neighborhood lies an abandoned lot that I never knew existed until our trip down for SXSW this year. Locals have called it the Castle Hill Graffiti Park, or the Austin Graffiti Park, but it's official name is the The Hope Outdoor Gallery Project. And unlike your typical city park, it's a rough and hectic series of abandoned walls that serve as a 3 story canvas and playground for graf-artists from all over the world.Read More
It was a cool Friday night and The Confounded decided to plant their flag in Denton. The result was an evening of greatness as the band laid waste to the stage at Andy's on the square. Once again proving why The Confounded is one of my favorite North Texas bands!Read More
The problem with doing commercial shoots is that sometimes you have to wait a really long time to post any of the photos. Like in the case of this shoot with Emerson Windy that we did in April of 2013. But it's completely understandable when your dealing with an artist that is building out their promotional material for future campaigns. In fact I just wrapped up a badass shoot with Emerson a couple of weeks ago that will be used over the next few months for a marketing and album campaign that I'm dieing to show everyone. Seriously rad!Read More
When I was in high school spending my weekends discovering and following local bands, there was a band that I encountered one weekend that blew my mind. That band was Brutal Juice. Their music was an angst filled teenagers wet dream and they are now considered a legendary, integral part of the Denton and D/FW music scene in the 90's. Lead singer Craig Welch's on stage antics were the definition of insanity; smashing bottles and snuffing out cigarettes on his head, dancing around like a mad man on LSD, and gazing into the eyes of audience members with an intensity that would burn through them. All of this going on while a pummeling force of music was pulsating and churning behind him, Brutal Juice was acid punk fueled by rage, narcotics, and hysteria.Read More
So North Texas has a new rock band that is pretty much just that, a pure rock band, and their name is the Confounded.Read More