I had a really awesome day of shooting yesterday with Tiffany and then a reshoot with Erika to make it much sexier. It felt like a successful day. Hung out with the gang at 5&A Dime for Slush Cult pop up shop and there was a ton of Comic Con goers in downtown. Always fun to see. Till I got home around mid night I made the dumbest mistake of opening my camera without rewinding my film. I was highly distracted and forgot to roll it back. I'm getting a lot of hope from my photographer friends who said to develop them anyways to see if anything can still be saved. I did open it in a dimmed area, soooo if anything there would be some cool light leak.
I don't even know what to call this post, so I just go with what I have. I ran outdoors with the posse yesterday for the first time in a long time and I did pretty good! I haven't ran but I've been training indoors though, so I finished with a satisfying time. I did one pose and Rhandy took a picture of it and turn into these weird photos lol.
I plan on providing different style of photography of people eating food for the next show. With that said I want to capture different style of people as well. In case some of you are not sure what will be in Volume 3, as I had a conversation with my friend over the weekend she mentioned I'm all over the place. Well Volume 1 was just people eating food, Volume 2 was the same but with more sexiness including topless photos. Vol 3, I want to bring you all the creative ideas I have to capture people eating food. Some will have the normal shit like people eating food from Volume 1 and I want to explore other creative style and photography style so you can get a feel of different type of style I am capable of capturing "Food Porn." So you can see what keeps me up at night, got to get out all of my ideas on to this fucking show.
Sunday I had a shoot with my friend Jamie, first time shooting a Goth chick. Like I said, I'm shooting all sorts of style for Volume 3. Thank you Jamie taking the time to model for me real quick!
Real quick, shout out to Chef Tony of Underbelly North Park for letting us use the spot for a photo shoot! Chef Tony made me an off menu Black Garlic Oil Ramen so we can have a Goth ass bowl of Ramen for the shoot. It's not on the menu but if you can ask for it when you visit the North Park location. Chef Tony even went all out by providing us with a Black and White bowl for contrast. I definitely love the how the White bowl came out in the photos. Thank you!
I'll keep this short so we can get straight to the photos. A little back story before I begin. I can't remember when I first saw BunnyKitty's art on the wall but it must've been the time I started rolling with 5&A Dime which is between now and 2009. So I've been a fan of the art since, and I met Dave through Jay of 5&A Dime but had no idea Dave was the mastermind of BunnyKitty till Dave had a show at Gym Standard. Fast forward, Dave Persue brought his hand painted art to Anthenaeum Art Center. The Origins of BunnyKitty book will be on display till September 14th, 18. If you weren't there for the opening night you definitely missed out on meeting Dave. Dave was present for a meet and greet and to get your book signed. Congrats on everything Dave and Alli.
There were other art shows in Anthenaeum Art Center so we explored a little and found some really cool stuff.
My jam for the rest of the Summer, till Miknna album drops.
Rossi Rock featured on King Rxco's new song "Don Dada."
With Food Porn Vol 2 show and Rossi Rock's listening party out of the way, I started to work on Food Porn Vol 3 Sunday afternoon with Rosa Risque. I still need to do the Thailand/Japan photo show but I really want to get started on Food Porn for a couple of reasons. I love shooting Food Porn and I don't want to take 10 years to finish it haha. The reason why I brought up the Thailand/Japan photo show and Food Porn is because shooting for Food Porn gets expensive! The film are not cheap nowadays, the processing fees keep going up, and I have to buy the food for every shoot. I just need to have the Thailand/Japan photo printed and maybe buy a little more frames the next time I get paid.
Yesterday's shoot was a fun one! It was a very busy Sunday for me, I ended up doing three photo shooots. Vince (9Point5) joined me on this shoot to provide some behind the scene video footage. He brought Erika along to help out with the second camera. I just met Erika not too long ago and she's very pretty. So I asked her if she wanted to be in Food Porn Vol 3 and boom, she was my second photo shoot. The homie Flow who DJ'd my show was there as well holding the reflector. This was my first time working with a team. For a long time I've been shooting alone, just me and the model. It felt great to have a good team behind me on the shoot that I can trust and rely on. Thank you guys!
I got a lot of great ideas for FP3, had some great ideas from friends combined and I can't wait to make them a reality. I'm super excited to work on this project, I can't wait to show it to ya'll! It should be done within 6 months to a year we'll have it at the new 5&A Dime location. Yes, you read it right, 5&A Dime may be moving to a new and bigger location and they already booked me to do a show there. Exciting!!!!!!!!!!
I'm late, but most of you already know that Rossi Rock released his new album The Main Chambelan July 4th. If you don't know, now you know! Available on all platform, Apple Music, Spotify etc. I had TMC on repeat for two days straight! By the way, "That's My Lady" nearly reached 600K stream! Geah!
Here are the four portraits I shot for Rossi for his album listening party at Arts-Rec last weekend.
One week out, Rossi and I talked about shooting some portraits for the album listening party at Arts-N-Rec. We shot in four different locations for four different colored back drop. We shot in black, blue, pink and yellow to match the color on his album cover. Got it framed and printed just days before the party. The day before the party, Rossi was in the studio with Leon aka Bam Circa 86. I watched the two vibe to a beat Bam played as they hum and mumble a melody to go with the beat and I would hear words being inserted into sentences like puzzle pieces. Then a full verse would just manifest as they repeat the process and I'm sitting there like "Ya'll gonna write this down?" They stopped and looked at me, "nah, we'll remember it, plus you got it on video." I've heard all their final product but never been in the studio to witness how they made their music, shit was pretty cool to see. Rossi expressed he was very nervous about his party, worried it wasn't going to go well, that no one will show up. I had to remind him that so many people showed up to this "That's My Lady" music video shoot......in the fucking rain!
The day came, merch was set up on the mini ramp in the back of Arts-N-Rec. I found a place for the portraits, by 8 PM people started to roll in. By 8:30 PM the place was getting filled up. Rossi showed up around 8:40 PM and was surprised that this many people showed up. It was a great turn out, I would say a full house. You can watch the videos on my Instagram story highlights titled TMC if you missed it. Rossi played the album around 9:30 ish and I just stood there to watch the crowd's reaction. They seem to really love the new album, they demanded to play it again so Rossi played it a second time and just like that, time flew and the party was over. Congrats on a successful party Rossi and the whole Suav crew.
Dook and I went to the fair to try some of the new food they have to offer this year. I know I should stick to my diet, I even made myself steak and broccolini for dinner so I don't eat anything at the fair and just go for a walk and play that BB Gun game to shoot out the red star. Well if any of you know me well I just can't say no to food, so there goes my fucking diet. I ate like a pig at the fair anyways, and I didn't play the BB Gun game this time.
We heard they had a Deep Fried Filet Mignon, to me this is a slap in the face! Why would you do that!!? Hahahaha. We've deep fried steak before and it was really really good but as stupid as that sound, we ordered it anyways. I think it cost around $15-$17, came with fries, and it was pretty good though! It was from Chicken Charlie, and their bacon wrapped chicken, was a bust. Don't that piece of shit wrapped in bacon, taste like wood. After that we went to the beef jerky booth and ordered a pickle, some jerky, they had some new items this year as well. The fair's theme this year was Sweet. So this jerky company came up with three of the jerky dipped in Chocolate. I got all three of the ones dipped in White Chocolate, they all had different toppings and You'll see it in the photos below. We spent majority of our time in the Photo Gallery while listening to The Fray cover of Kanye's Heartless. The Fray was there to perform last night, didn't see them but we were close enough to hear them.
I don't listen a lot of podcast but I'm very happy to be invited to one finally!
I spent this past weekend at a Mansion up in Rancho Santa Fe for a music video shoot. I did not get in the video cuz I'm hella camera shy so I stayed behind the scene and snapped some pictures while I was at it. Shot with my Canon AE1.
Rossi Rock will be having his album listening party for The Main Chambelan at Arts-N-Rec store this Saturday June 30th at 8 PM. Slide through! The album is fucking good! You gotta hear it!
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I currently have the original song on my Spotify list and now I have this one saved to my Soundcloud list. Remix by my friend Abjo.
First of all Happy Birthday to Arlene! She had an amazing photo Exhibition last night at Studio710. I'm like the rest who doesn't read the details, I had no idea you must RSVP for this free event hosted by Arlene and Jagermeister but Arlene had me on the list regardless, much love. The event was held in a big loft turned into a giant photo studio (my dream home), hosted cocktails by Jagermeister with five of San Diego’s best bartenders, amazing food by Chef DJ Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks, donation based tattoos by @Jordaeone and an all vinyl set by DJ's Ikah Love and Heminguey. This was definitely my first time at an event like this, Arlene went all out for her first show (I think it's her first). I wanted to get a tattoo from Jordae but the list was just too long. The cocktails were nice and strong, the food from Chef DJ Tanglalin was fucking amazing! You would have to pay a good amount of money for that type of food, great fucking event Arlene. I'm looking forward to more of your events, please do another one!
I broke my camera lens on my phone from Friday night and I can't remember how that happened. Got too lit I guess, so the photos came out kinda crappy.