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Let me ride the elevator to your top floor. . .

but really,

can’t we all have the things we want.

so close yet so far away.

cliche, but true.

nonetheless, I digress.

Welcome to the latest installment of WORDONPLAYS.

Thanks for your time.

I try to make it worthwhile for

those read and look.

I

wanna start off with an old photo.

just good times in Tahoe.

Drive Slow Homie.

You neva know homie.

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ahhhhh damn that was a great weekend.

The next bunch are from back over break. So a friend of my moms is from Florida, that lady’s best friends daughter has a friend that wanted to look at transfering to colleges in LA, so obviously they gave me a call to show them around.

We went to more place in LA in 3 days that I have done in years.

Magnolia in Hollywood, Red White and Bluezz, Lucky Baldwins, USC, some little theater, In-N-Out, Mijares, The Getty, The Fahey-Klein Gallery, sitting next to Seth Green at a small cafe, a tour of celebrity homes, Santa Monica beach, Pek’s house, The Ice House, and Margarita Jones.

here are some frames.

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the smirk.

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It was great to take the ladies to the gallery, because I had never even been there before. Thanks j.

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Alana took this next one, a nice self portrait.

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The rest are just random times over break.

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M4 Carbine. SWAT issue. Call of Duty has never been the same.

scope, grip, light and laser.  pwnage.

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100yds

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and there you go.

Have a nice day,

till next time.

Seacrest out.

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Trekkin’ Humboldt

This is also waaaaaaay past due.

There is a theme here folks.

These are some deep cuts from early this year.

A backpacking trip

into the wilderness

of Humboldt County.

My group was dope,

our food was amazing

and we went a distance of something

around 19 mile in two days

with full packs.

I had a great time.

We walked through swampy marshes

where the water was up to my waist. 

Saw some elk, went through a redwood rainforest that made wish I had some color slide film.  Seriously, every damn thing in that forest was green.  Loved every minute of it.

After the trip the four of us went to get some food at Round Table.  We had been sitting in the car for about a half hour when we pulled up to get some grub. 

All of our muscles were so sore from being abused on the trail that it took us 5 minutes to get into the restaurant from the car.  A majority of that time for me was spent just getiing out of that car, my frickin legs felt like they were locked place.

There we are limping like old people going to Country Kitchen for the early bird specials, and we just all kind of looked at each other and laughed.  Because at that point, we were tired, hungry, and sleep deprived, so we just laughed.

So it was great, I’m glad I went.

Although waking up and being wet from the morning dew blew.

but I digress.

here are some personal favs,

enjoy.

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near Whiskeytown USA.

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heartland of California.

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big ups to Hillary, Jake and Travis.

till next time.

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Catalina- A Fish Tornado

Well.

This is

waaaaaay

overdue.

At the beginning of summer,

one of the last things I did was

travel to Catalina.

It pretty much was the last

thing I

could afford to do,

and I am glad that I did it.

Polish Horseshoes.

Spoons.

The rickshaw.

blasting fresh prince.

the pad.

fish tornados.

ice cream from big olafs.

overpriced beer at vons.

caroline saving my life from drowning

the old man and the sea.

fire damage.

the dingy

always good, no great times in Catlina.

Here are some of my personal favorites.

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showing off her Italian side.  Miss Sill.  Catalina Summer, 2007.

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We should sell bud light.  Dylan, lets get on that.  Catalina, 2007.

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Dylan’s best side.  Bryce knows.  Catalina, 2007.

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Gotta say that I miss the west coast making this blog right now.  Catalina, 2007.

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You’re gonna have to ask Dylan what this was about.  I have no idea.  Catalina, 2007.
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This is exactly what it looks like.  the end.  Catalina, 2007

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Caroline and myself, Catalina, 2007.

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hello photo.  Dylan and his digi.  Catalina, 2007.

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at her finest.  thug life Caroline. . .thug life.  Catalina, 2007.

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way to ruin a great “couple moment”.  or not.  really depends on how ya look at it.  Catalina, 2007.

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on the back of the rickshaw.  I love that thing.  many would agree.  Catalina 2007.

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two of my fav ladies.  no doubt.  Catalina, 2007.

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and I leave you with Caroline the supermodel.  rock it.  Catalina, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, New York, LA, anywhere and everywhere, Timeless.

Love you all.

Till next time.

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Major Upload, Private Moments

Well.

 It has been quite some time since I have been able to sift through all of the photos that I took and/or developed over break.

 Lets recap:

  • Stormtroopers for the Rose Parade
  • Governer’s Inauguration and Ball (will upload later)
  • Family Christmas (will upload later)
  • the 1881
  • Early assignments for the Orion
  • Other misc Chico photos

I really don’t have any rhyme or reason to the order of the photos, I’m just going to publish whatever comes to me, so note that these aren’t chronological in any way.

I want to start off with a couple of frames I got a a buddy’s birthday recently.  He turned 19, and had a pretty darn large party with plenty of alcohol to make it last.  People were playing beer pong for hours until the DJ got the open air dance floor going with some Nor Cal/East Bay Music.  Basically it was all Mac Dre and E-40.  I might have heard Nickatina and some Tupac, but the “THIZZ NATION” definitely represented. 

Represented HARD.

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They were out to control the dance floor.  They did. 

Thizz nation?  OK. 

But really fellas, what’s with the glasses/goggles?

I guess it really doesn’t matter if it makes you happy.

These next two seemed pretty content with themselves.

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Nice guys.  stay classy.

And here is the birthday boy.  He had a pretty good night.

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So here is my roommate Cody.  He wanted to get a tattoo in remembrance of his late infant cousin and his late friend.  This frame ran in the Orion, for a “Developing Chico” segment in the paper.  It’s basically a small portion of the Features section that showcases a standalone piece of work from the photography department.  I liked the expression on his face, he never winced from the pain.

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Over Christmas break I went with my buddy Matt to photograph an entire division of stormtroopers.  George Lucas was named Grand Marshall of the 2007 Rose Parade and Bowl game, so as an escort, what could possibly be better than 200 something fully suited stormtroopers. 

To these uber fans from all over the globe, apparently nothing.

To these people, this was a chance of a lifetime. 

I doubt they got to actually to meet Lucas in person, but simply getting to live out the dream was enough to get these fans to practice four days straight for the parade.

The only day out of the four they practice that I attended was an informal dress rehersal, so I never got any shots with them in full gear, but I think these do justice.

Here they are spacing themsleves in formation.

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It was funny watching them learn how to march around corners.  These are people who own thousands of dollars worth of action figures and still hang out in comic book stores, not military personnel.

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And on the left is the lucky schmuck who was chosen to be Darth Vader. 

I wonder what the interviews were like for that.

“So what qualities do you have that best exemplify an ruthless imperial Sith Jedi leader?”

Riiiiiight. . .

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I had found this roll of 35mm film that had to be at least 10 years old last summer, and I was really curious to see if it would still be good.  I dunno, it looked kinda beat up on the outside, and hadn’t been kept in the best conditions so I tried it out.

This is what I got.

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I was pretty darn pleased.

This next one is from a while back, May 1st, “MAY DAY” to be exact.  I guess it was on a roll of film that I didn’t get developed until recently.  I really dig this one.

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On a different note, I know this guy named Lupe.

Lupe is hardcore.

Lupe doesn’t have health insurance.

Lupe had an accident.

Thank God Lupe is hardcore, or he’d be up a creek or drowning in debt.

He was on the job, and injured himself.  He cut an inch and 1/2 slice into his leg with a box knife. 

However, he couldn’t afford to go to the hospital so he had to fix it on his own.  He gathered cleaning supplies and Krazy Glue.

Krazy Glue?

Yep, Krazy glue.

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That’s how Lupe rolls.

hardcore. 

He played basketball the next day too.

Speaking of basketball, I have a couple of frames from a game I shot for the Orion newspaper.

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Well. . .

that’s all for now,

Σύλληψη εσείς στον ανόητο flip-side!

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