Archive for August, 2010
Just got my headshots done last Friday. I’ve been needing new looks for various projects and expanding my portfolio. So I had to do some research on photographers around LA that fit my criteria: affordable (i’m WICKED broke), quality of service, quality of product (so many photogs charge so much for so little), and communication (treat me like a human, not another $).
It came down to a few photographers who’s style I liked. Laura Burke not only got back to me promptly, but she did some research on ME. It was a treat getting an email from her citing specifics from my website and previous work. Needless to say, I gave her a call, hit it off immediately and scheduled an appointment. Her rates are ridiculously affordable for what you get. I now have hundreds of photos of a number of looks all of which ROCK. And those of you who know me or my work know I am no where NEAR as attractive as her magic camera makes me seem. Seriously, I’d blow myself!
Please, if you are an actor, in LA, and in need of headshots, use Laura. You will not regret it. You might even get the all-star treatment if you tell her I sent you.
Out of 5 stars, I’d give her 7. Boom.
So not only is the new album, The Suburbs, from Arcade Fire amazing and sonic bliss, but now they’ve gone and done something no other band has done. They’ve created a beautiful music video experience that’s one part technological feat and another visual mastery. By combining video and HTML 5 in the Google Chrome browser, Arcade Fire and Google have created something pretty memorable by breaking out of the standard video player and 16×9 format ratios. I encourage you to both enjoy the experience on your own by clicking HERE (be sure to download Google Chrome HERE first if you don’t already have it) and check out the article Wired has written about the experiment. Flash is officially dead in my book. Enjoy!
Here’s the latest sketch, mah friends. Enjoy and PLEASE help spread it around!
RT by clicking HERE!
I recently came across THIS article from the New York Times talking about how technology has helped our national parks deteriorate into ignorant douchebag cesspools. Just reading the article made my blood boil with hatred for the “tourist”.
People with cellphones call rangers from mountaintops to request refreshments or a guide; in Jackson Hole, Wyo., one lost hiker even asked for hot chocolate.
Now I am no national park slob, nor do I hate people for wanting to visit some of our country’s most gorgeous properties. But what I do hate are the people that take it for granted, consider it a box on a bigger checklist of “things to do with the fam”, and make the experience a pain-in-the-ass for others. If you are parents of 10, go to Six Flags. If you have ‘screamy’ kids, put them down. If you wear socks with sandals, die.
I have a trip planned to Yosemite in a matter of weeks and couldn’t be more excited. I have never been and it has been a dream of mine to scale Half Dome. The problem is that I might have high expectations for the trip with my preconceived visions of my park experience. I imagine being able to roll in to the park, drive the curvy mountain roads with nary a slow moving tourist bus, and pull into a sparsly populated, quiet campground with picturesque, serene vistas of the surrounding cliffs. Well, after reading the article above, I now imagine lines of traffic backed up at the park entrance, a shit-smelling tourist filled campground, and a 2 hour wait to summit the grandest, most widely known peak in the park. Fuck.
I plan on bringing a tourist taser. But you can guarantee I won’t call the rangers to come rescue my victims. Duh duh DUUUH!