I have recently been working on getting reacquainted with one of my favorite art forms and methods of relaxations, free hand lettering. These are a couple pieces that I started on paper with a chisel tip marker then scanned and added some color along as well as additional lettering.
I just recently finished a quick flyer and logo for a client. The PYV organization in West Oakland, check it out.
While shooting for Janelle Monae's band in LA, we went to a Roman & Deep Cotton show at The Bootleg Theatre. Roman is a Wondaland artist and the opener for Janelle's "Electric Lady" Tour. Here are some of the shots of Roman warming up backstage for his set.
While I was in LA recently shooting some stuff with Janelle Monae and her band I got pulled into the studio by Austin Hendrix for a late night session at the world famous Record Plant with KImbra while she was working out some new music Ideas with Janelle's guitarist Kellindo Parker & her drummer Mike (I forgot his last name). Wiz Khalifa was working on some music in the studio across the hall. Unfortunately it was a closed session so I didn't get to grab any shots of Wiz. Anyways here a few shots of Kimbra up close and in action.
When I have a chance to I like to go for drives with my camera very early on Sunday mornings in Oakland. I love how quite the city is at that time in the morning. This last Sunday I went out with the intention to photograph some cars for a project I'm working on about bay area car culture. I only found one car that fit the particular description of what I was searching for but I also found a handful of unearthed gems. The bay is packed with classic dream cars some of them have come to careful actualization while others more often then not are a dream still deferred. Some wait on lonely street corners, others hidden behind gates of iron and steel, others lay shrouded in car covers like ancient sacred relics. Here are some of those rough gems still waiting to be polished into candy painted, gold trimmed lustering and glittering chariots of dreams.