Black Eye Entertainment put on a kickboxing and grappling event at the Country Line Saloon on June 26th. I was honestly impressed with the event. All the bouts had action, the fighters where all respectful gentleman. I would recommend going to the next event and checking out the local MMA scene.
Deja Vu, Art SHow @ Slow Gallery
I will be on of many talented local artist show there work at Slow Gallery in Down Town Melbourne.
Show is from 8-12 pm Saturday the 27th, after party @ the Fire House in Old Downtown Melbourne
This is my camera. There are many like it but this one is mine. My camera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my camera is useless. Without my camera I am useless….
Well, the technical side, the mirror in the shutter assembly is no longer attached, so nothing to control focus . Cameras are rated to number of shutter cycles, I was living on borrowed time, I did get a few good shot of the smoke and water project. So getting wrapped up and going to be shipped off to the repair depot…
The final sprint to complete all of the work I need to have finished for the graffiti show in the Brevard Art Museum, Under Pressure on May 16th continues. I use a printer in New York, Ken Allen Studio, to print all my work, his quality is second to none. I have opted for this show to use large size images. The smallest of the 9 images I will display at this event will be 20 inches by 30 inches. I have two panoramic shots of work by Cynic and Slow, they are 72 inches wide by 24 inches tall may largest images to date.
I am preparing for a museum show in May. I met up with graffiti artists Slow and Deps to get some video and stills for the show.
Shoots with graffiti artist is very different that shooting models. I interact a great deal with models. With a model I would instruct them were to stand, how to pose. When shooting a street artist I stand in the shadows and let them work. We speak very little, they slip into their zone and I try to show them working.
I have been asked to document a wall mural being paint by the graffiti artist Slow. He just open a new store (http://www.slowinc.com/) in downtown Melbourne. I really need a place to get some new clothes, I am very fashion “stunted” to state it politely. I shot video all yesterday and will contine to shoot to day.
This is a shoot I did while watching Cynic paint a piece. He invited me to participate with his crew in a museum show that will be in May. This series is in preparation for that show.
I wanted to approach the shoot with the idea of showing the painter in the urban element. Simply snapping a few pictures of someone in front of a wall has been done. I want to show relation of the painter, wall and enviroment. The first shots I was just not feeling, there where at best I would call bland. As the sun began to set the light was fading and decided to drag out my portable strobes (Hensel Porty) to throw some more light on the wall.
With the strobes set up I started to get closer to the look I wanted, I placed the strobes close to the wall to “skip” the light off the texture of the wall. I placed a small second strobe on the ground behind the paint can crate. The allowed me to control the light and focus it on the area of interest. There is no photoshoping in the light, there is some minor tweaking done in Apple Aperture.