Director’s Cut—a film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Penn Jillette, and starring Missi Pyle, Jillette, Harry Hamlin, and Hayes MacArthur—premiers at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this Friday, January 22nd. There will also be a special premiere screening in Los Angeles on February 2nd, at Arclight Cinemas.
I was booked for six days on the movie to shoot unit stills; here’s a selection of images I shot on set.
What a pleasure to meet and photograph legendary West Coast artist Ed Moses at his Venice studio; I dropped by a few weeks ago with John Horn, who interviewed Moses for his KPCC-produced public radio show, The Frame. You can listen to the interview—as well as see a bunch more of the photos I shot—at the KPCC site. LACMA is currently exhibiting a retrospective of Moses’s work, up until August 2nd, 2015.
Last January I shot rooftop portraits of the flamboyant lounge duo Fire Leopard, with their friend Chachi (not) guesting on vocals. The photos have been used to promote their alliance with New Beligum Brewing’s Tour de Fat celebration.
For you lucky North Carolinian Durhamites, you can catch Fire Leopard at Motorco on April 30th, 2015, where they will be hosting a battle of the bands. And many more upcoming gigs listed here.
In 2006 I photographed Liz Tooley and Lance Barresi, owners of what was then a new record store in Chicago, Permanent Records. Since then their business has thrived; the flagship store remains and they’ve branched out to Los Angeles, where they have a store on Highland Park’s York Avenue, a mile away from where I just moved. Tomorrow is Record Store Day, so why don’t you give them a visit? [br] [br]
Brilliant Chicago house music trailblazer Frankie Knuckles died Monday, more details reported to be coming Tuesday. I was fortunate to to meet him at his home on my birthday in 2003, to photograph him for a Remix magazine cover.
I shot this picture of the Appleseed Cast at the Fireside Bowl (where they performed later that night) circa 2001. They’ll be back at the Logan Square bowling alley and music venue this Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th.
I recently had the opportunity to work with the talented folks at Jell Creative, who created a new web site for charismatic personal style consultant Deirdre Pursel. I photographed Deirdre for the site, and also shot the video below, which was produced by Jell and directed by Nancy Bardawil.