'09 // a look back

The past year has held a variety of things for me: from my first magazine cover for College Magazine, to my first time to cover Warped Tour, a portrait session with Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, and coupled with all of these client oriented subjects, I have progressed as a photographer. A shift to in style, a vast shift in the way I cover shows, and wish to present my work, and last, the first (albeit not full) year of this blog. This year has been nothing short of spectacular, and I can only hope that as 2010 rolls around, my progress as a person and an artist will continue moving forward. This post holds some of my favorites, like the photos from April and Chris's engagement session, the recent session at Empire Tattoo in Arlington, Texas, and more. Also, there are several images that I haven't shown anywhere before, some of my first lifestyle work out in Frisco, Texas, a few photos of Architects and Bring Me the Horizon from the Epitaph Tour held earlier this year, and some of your favorites, of course.

I hope that I can hear from you in 2010, the photos you like, a session you would like to book, or even just to talk shop. This year will hold a lot of new, interesting things, and I can only imagine what will come over the next several hundred days.

unsilent night 3 // show // LIVE coverage

So here goes a ridiculous experiment in media marketing: I'm going to live blog all of Third String Productions' Unsilent Night 3. The set times are below, and as the day goes on, photos from each band will be added below. Keep checking back throughout the day, come out to the show, tell your friends, and get stoked on some solid music. Apologies in advance for the vast number of images, I'll be reducing a little bit over the next couple of days to speed up the blog a bit.

SHOW SET TIMES 12:00 – 12:25 // Head Over Hills (25 minutes) 12:30 – 12:55 // Everyone Dies In Utah (25 minutes) 1:00 – 1:25 // Amely (25 minutes) 1:30 – 1:55 // School Boy Humor (25 minutes) 2:00 – 2:25 // Disco Curtis (25 minutes) 2:30 – 3:00 // The Summer Set (30 minutes) 3:05 – 3:35 // The Ready Set (30 minutes) 3:40 – 4:10 // Stephen Jerzak (30 minutes) 4:20 – 4:50 // Of Mice & Men (30 minutes) 5:00 – 5:30 // In Fear And Faith (30 minutes) 5:40 – 6:10 // I Set My Friends On Fire (30 minutes) 6:20 – 6:50 // The Secret Handshake (30 minutes) 7:00 – 7:30 // Oh Sleeper (30 minutes) 7:40 – 8:15 // Breathe Carolina (35 minutes) 8:40 – 9:20 // The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (40 minutes) 9:35 – 10:15 // Senses Fail (40 minutes) 10:30 – 11:30 // A Day To Remember (60 minutes)

blake mycoskie // TOMS event // neiman marcus, dallas, tx

About a month ago, there was a TOMS Shoes event at the Neiman Marcus at Northpark Center in Dallas. The premise was that if you could beat Blake Mycoskie at table-tennis, you would win a pair of TOMS shoes for yourself. I'm not sure if anyone beat Blake, but I'm 100% positive that there were tons of shoe sales that night, it was phenomenal. It was great getting to see Blake again after our shoot earlier this Summer.