I don't get to photograph nearly as many music shows as I'd like, so I was excited to get in front of Talib Kweli for a special event at the Harman Store last weekend. And not only was it about as small and intimate a show as you could ever ask for, but I also got to see NBA baller and rapper Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. and a group of talented emcees who had participated in his #4barFriday freestyle challenge on Instagram.Read More
I'm not sure if I believe all the marketing for last weekend's Full Moon Festival (like how the sand sprinkled in front of the stage was imported from the South of France), but the whole space really did create a music oasis vibe out in the warehouse boonies of Brooklyn.Read More
When I was freelancing full time I used to sleep really strange hours so at 9am I was often still awake after plugging away at a story all night. I’d go to the corner bodega and get a toasted bagel and OJ, and then walk back with a quiet, peaceful sense of calm that seemed to be reflected in the streets around me. Or maybe it was the city that was resting and I was simply luxuriating in the moment. Whatever the case, I’ve missed that feeling for almost a year as I’ve aggressively slept in every Saturday morning to recuperate from the work week’s splintering weight. Perhaps it’s time to take up yoga.
It kills me that I get to work with such talented, humble people. This video of Theophilus London’s performance at Milk’s Jam Room was put together by one guy, Jose Cota. All it took was a bunch of cameras and serious skills.