A few months back I had the pleasure of documenting the legendary street artist, Weirdo. He's a good pal of Chase Jarvis and was hired to transfer creativeLIVE's business plan onto a giant 6'x6' cocktail napkin/canvas. GeekWire chose creativeLIVE as one of the "Seattle 10" which was defined by "10 of the most promising emerging technology companies in the region that were less than six years old and had revolutionary technologies that could one day translate into large businesses." Pretty rad award right? Yep.Read More
Looking for something to do this Saturday? If you're into hip hop, Noisemaker Fest 2012 is the place to be! My buddy Kublakai is the man behind the idea and breaks it all down in the video below. Yours truly will be there with a small posse after what shall be an exciting double dinner date with The Emcee Type and his wife. More on that at a later date... At any rate, watch the video and come shake your ass, bob your head or perform whatever body movement you prefer while the beats bang.Read More
A couple months back, my good friend Joe Cantu took me out to an M's game. I brought my Nikon FE along and ran into a few friends along the way. We had such a good time, I ended up having to check online who won the game the next morning... Whoa Joe! P.S. Joe bartends at Greenlake Bar & Grill on Friday nights and has a famous shot called the "Whoa Joe". Be sure to try this piece of Seattle history sometime.Read More
Waddup world?!?!? I've been working super hard on this little short film I made on my buddy and amazing tattoo artist Bryan Kachel. I'm sure most of you are familiar with my series "Greetings: People You Should Know" but if you're not, then you soon will be! I'm really trying to push this project full speed and it's all kicking off with the first episode of 2012 featuring Bryan. He's an amazing guy who has some amazing things to say and I'd love for you to watch the film this Thursday and even get a chance to meet himRead More
Last month I shot some video for a friend of a friend's big day. When I first received the email request from my buddy, I was hesitant. Weddings can be tricky and I wouldn't have any time to prep, meet with the bride and groom or scout the venue. That made me a bit nervous. He said that "any video" would be great so "just do your thing". "Doing your thing" can also be tricky as most of you artists know. I decided to "just go" and give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. The wedding was beautiful! The location was great and the people we're all so happy. I met a great wedding photographer, Yee Feng (check out his work!) and decided I want to shoot some weddings this summer!
Here's a really short little snippet from the day. Let me know what you think and spread the word if you like it. There's a nice little cluster of buttons below to do so :)
A brief look at the anual Fight Gone Bad Crossfit event.Read More
Recently I had the pleasure working with TeachStreet on a promotional video for a Startup Weekend EDU. “Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.” Basically, you come to the event on a Friday night, pitch an idea for a business and launch it on Sunday. Companies like Zaarly, FoodSpotting and Giant Thinkwell were all born at a Startup Weekend. Making this video was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about what’s not working in the education space. Since then, I’ve been talking with friends who are teachers and continuing to learn more. I find it fascinating and also scary where things are at. We need to fix this problem.
When you have all these smart, motivated and talented people in the same room working on the same problem, there’s an opportunity to really shake things up. If you’re anyone who has interest in making the education system a better one, you should definitely come out to this event. There are no requirements to attend. All you have to have is an idea and some motivation. Come dedicate a weekend to change the future.
The event will be held on Friday September 30th-Sunday October 2nd. Go here for more information on the event.Read More