December 31, 2011

New Work: Windy City Rollers - Travel Season Promo

Despite clocking in at 67 seconds, this has been about 5 months in the making. It's also one of the last things I had wanted to crank out before 2011 came to a close, and I couldn't have done it without the under-the-wire assistance from my composer/friend Nathaniel Smith (

Hope you like it, and go see some Derby!

December 23, 2011

Photojournal Updates

Chicago Cultural CenterGoodbye To SteveSophoclesPirates Of PenzanceIntelligentsia, Pour OverRed Dude, Halo Lady
Me & Chris, Light YearsBourbon Coffee, NYCCharles The AstronomerThe Deli, Light YearsThey Shoot Cameras, Don't They?Fashionista
Best Western DecorOK'd DealsElizabeth's PearSame Lens, New FlareThe Show Must Go OnDancefloor
No TrespassingBricked UpDaisy Through ConcreteGrand OpeningHideoutLoading Only
Photojournal, a set on Flickr.
I've just updated my Photojournal with stuff from the last few months. Working on "Light Years" and a few other projects made it impossible to stay up to date, so I'm making sure I close out 2011 with a clean slate.
You can browse my Photojournal in this site's Photography section, or view in higher res via Flickr.

December 15, 2011

Wisdom, Words, etc.

Charlie Kaufman, on time:
‘That’s two hours I’ll never get back,’ is a favorite thing for an angry person to say about a movie he hates. But the thing is, every two hours are two hours he’ll never get back. You cannot hoard your two hours.

December 6, 2011

Consequence of Sound: Top Photos of 2011

Long story, long: I took the below photo of James Vincent McMorrow's awesome performance at The Hideout in Chicago this year. Earlier that day I had helped Consequence of Sound writer Nick Freed videotape a studio performance and interview with James, and he turned out to be one hell of a dude. I ended up with an invite to the show because Nick's regular photographer pal couldn't attend.

Lo and behold, Consequence of Sound put one of my pictures as #70 in their top 100 photos of 2011 (I don't think I can link directly, you'll have to scroll through 69 other photos to see in on their site...). Considering the rest of the list is full of crazy-famous musicians at crazy-huge musical events, I'm quite proud. It doesn't hurt that James is absurdly and ruggedly handsome.

And now we're one step closer towards the Irish to taking over the world...
James Vincent McMorrow 01

December 1, 2011

Found Object: "How To Lose $2400 In 24 Seconds"

This is a very short, painfully clever little film. It's a fleeting moment that never would've been seen by the world at large if not for technology. I love when film and the internet can intersect gracefully, because as a commercial venture film would probably never yield something so random and hilarious.

Maybe for a sequel he can shoot with a RED, or on 35mm?!