Nov 292011
 

November went by far too fast for my tastes. There we were, celebrating Halloween, and seemingly in the blink of an eye Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re staring down the barrel at the end of 2011. How’d that happen?

It’s been a year since I had my photo show, which affords me a chance to look back and contemplate the state of my photographic life. I had no lofty goals in mind for this passion of mine; just a chance to share the bits of this world that I happen to come upon through my lens. It’s been a rewarding and often humbling experience.

Recently I became enamored of the photographic community over on Google+, which at the moment seems to make up the bulk of the stimuli I’m experiencing over there. Casually participating in conversations with newbies and pros alike, it’s been a revelation to me to at last feel like I’ve found my peers. (Nothing personal to you, Flickr community; I still love you too)

In working to reshape the ways in which I share my work, and frankly, to make it more accessible to those who might actually want an image of mine hanging on their wall, I am pleased to announce that I have restructured my pricing for all my print work and have adjusted my online store accordingly. I enjoyed a small boon of sales last year surrounding my show, and while my main focus has not been on selling my work, I can’t deny the deep satisfaction in knowing someone who likes my work enough to want to invest in it. And so it goes.

If you’re at all inclined, head on over to my store to see what’s offered. There are the usual prints, along with gallery wraps, floating prints for the wall, and desk stands. (Those floating pieces are so cool…I’m thinking I may want one for myself soon!) I’ve expanded the galleries a bit, adding shots I had previously kept private, and moving things around so that they reflect the galleries I keep around the Web on Facebook, Flickr and Google+. Please feel free to leave a comment on a shot or a gallery if something strikes your fancy. I’d love to hear from you!

I’ve been allowing my DJ life to simmer on the back burner a bit in the last couple of months, after my flurry of activity at the end of the summer. I worked hard on synchronizing my photographic expression, but now it’s time to return to a sense of balance, and I have a few delicious gigs coming up that are worth mentioning. At the moment, they are:

– Dec. 10-11 – Moontribe Full Moon Gathering (invitation-only; location private)

– Dec. 21 – Opening set for Luminous Movement (hosted by J Brave of the Luminaries) (Zanzibar in Santa Monica; see here for details)

– Dec. 31 – 2012 Awakening New Year’s Eve (Hummingbird Ranch in Simi Valley; see here for details)

That’s all the news I have for now – thanks for reading!

May 032011
 
Joseph Chad Hill, 1979-2010

We honor the memory of our dear friend.

A dear friend and fellow photographer, Joe was remarkable for not only his eye, but his entire philosophy of making every day of his life count. He knew his time was limited, due to a degenerative condition; his gusto for exploring new realms was commendable. Most recently, in October/November 2010, Joe returned to Ghana for the fourth time, to capture its essence and to bring back hand-carved djembe drums for good friends. Shortly after his return, Joe’s health declined rapidly and he died in December.

When I had my own first photography show at Whole Foods last November, Joe made a point of coming to the opening reception, even though he was literally on his way home from the airport and jetlagged. It meant a lot to me to have his support. My partner, Dave, arranged for Whole Foods to host a retrospective of Joe’s work, including some of the shots from his recent trip to Ghana. I’ve been honored to lend assistance to this project, and Joe’s work will be on display through May 18. If you’re in the Venice area and would like to see some beautiful work, stop by during Whole Foods’ operating hours, 7am-10pm 7 days a week.

Whole Foods Venice
225 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Mar 122011
 

Dance for Peace 2003, Venice Beach

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

“DANCE FOR PEACE”
Venice Beach – Noon ‘til 7pm

…Sol-ectors:
TREAVOR (moontribe, iboga records)
BRIAN SEED (moontribe, ball of waxx)
BRAD (moontribe)
DELA (moontribe)
MAGGIE (moontribe)
NIC ARAGON (terrakroma)

Wave Forms:
Atmospheres by Adam Christoff
Turbosound by Golden Rule

Tsunami Relief:
$5-$10 suggested donation…much gratitude 🙂
All donations beyond the costs of the event will be donated
to Direct Relief for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief.
http://www.directrelief.org/EmergencyResponse/2011/JapanEarthquakeTsunami.aspx

Sun Setting:
Venice Beach
Dance for peace will be held directly in front of the
Famous Sidewalk Cafe on the Venice Boardwalk:

1401 Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/4kxxf8t

NO ALCOHOL is allowed anywhere near the beach
NO FLYERS – trash will affect our ability host events here
Noon – 7pm (sunset)

DANCE FOR PEACE ;)… began on Venice Beach in the spring of 2003 as a gathering to radiate peace to the planet during the opening days of war. Now we dance in 2011 in support of those around the world who are standing together in an effort to bring about more peaceful conditions in their communities. By cultivating peace within ourselves and emanating it to those who immediately surround us, the vibration will ripple to the edges of this web of creation…

Mar 112011
 

Greetings! It’s going to be a busy time in the studio for the next few months to prepare for these gigs. What’s lined up so far:

Mar. 19 –  Moontribe Full Moon gathering (private party), California desert

Mar. 25 –  BLISS, An Art Show, Downtown Los Angeles

Mar. 27 –  Dance For Peace, Venice boardwalk

Mar. 29 – Whole Foods Venice Sake Tasting Fundraiser, Zengo restaurant, Santa Monica

Apr. 2 –   11 Year “Greeniversary” Green Sector Anniversary, Los Angeles

Apr. 15-17 –   Lotus Festival, Southern California

May 22 – Spring Growing Wild (private party), SD county

May 28 – Woogie Stage at Lightning in a Bottle festival, Silverado, CA

See you on the dancefloor!