Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Day in the Life

To view my resume and online portfolio, go to:
To view my personal music blog, go to:

While living in Savannah, GA, I spent time contributing to local website as a music photographer and writer. Even after leaving the city to return home to NY, I kept on working with the site. Below are a series of links to the articles I've played a part in creating. They are in chronological order, from newest to oldest. Enjoy!

Yet We Are the Movers & Shakers of the World, Forever, It Seems

Tales of "Sad Bastards" & Other Showmen

The Northern Invasion

Jamison Murphy: Born to Perform

A Day with Oryx & Crake (and then some)

Give Us Your Tour!

Oryx & Crake: 9 Pieces of Margaret Atwood

Halloween Photo Roundup

Wednesday Photo Roundup: 10/27/10

Wednesday Photo Roundup: 10/20/10
Dare Dukes: Evidence of an Underground

Slingshot Via Savannah: The Sleeping Wake Here

"Bird" Music Video Shoot: Day 2

A Lil' Venture with General O

Fitzsimmons & Golan @ Wormhole

Mobbing the Midnight Hour

Robot Love Conquers All

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hope for Youth Benefit

This Friday, May 13th,'s Friday the 13th. Yes, yes, I think of a masked Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake too. Pop culture has infiltrated my soul. Before I get to the point of this post, I will take a moment to grace you with some interesting information about this presumably inauspicious day, brought to you by our friends at Wikipedia. The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia, which in and of itself, is a pretty interesting word. Also, there is no written evidence regarding the negative superstitions associated with Friday the 13th prior to the 19th C. That wasn't that long ago. So, that being understood, we will carry on perceiving this as simply Friday, May 13th, when Mr. Beery's in Bethpage will be holding a benefit show for Hope for Youth from 8PM-2AM. The line-up will include my summer, All New Episode, Riot Punch, The Kid Henry, AfroDJMac (who creates quite the dance party), Glen and the Boys and Vision Through Sound.

According to the show's invitation, the goal of Friday's event is to "reunite families, by providing services from parenting skills, to financial help and much more."With administrative offices based in Amityville, Hope for Youth has been "serving the children and families of Long Island since 1969." It was then that Judge Elizabeth Bass Golding of the Nassau County Family Court created "a group home program for adolescent boys." also states that "Judge Golding envisioned a community based alternative for Nassau County youth placed in residential treatment centers, but capable of living in the community with appropriate supports." Currently, Hope for Youth offers "7 residential facilities, over 50 foster homes and 130 staff" members. They sustain contractual relationships with agencies throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties, and accept referrals from those such institutions listed on their website. In addition, Hope for Youth provides diagnostic and emergency services, a therapeutic group home program, foster care and outpatient/preventive services.
May 13th will not be the 1st time Mr. Beery's has hosted a fundraising program. The popular watering hole has a history of contributing to the greater good of the Long Island community. This past March, they were the organizers of the
Benefit for the People of Japan, raising money to send to the nation after it was ravaged by both an earthquake and tsunami. Below are a few photographs taken that night. Many of the performers featured here are also on Friday night's bill.

my summer

All New Episode
Imaginary Weapons
Playing Dead
The Terence Marciano Band
So, Wikipedia has spoken; you've learned a little about Hope for Youth; have seen photos from a previous benefit show. In case you missed the key information mixed in with all of this, here it is again: Friday, May 13th, Mr. Beery's, Bethpage, 8PM-2AM. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Who Spilt the Milk?" or "Sharper than a Butter Knife"

I spent my time yesterday working on a sticker design for Long Island band All New Episode. I've been involved with vocalist Nicole Heller and guitarist Sean Timpa since they began their adventure as a band years ago. I always enjoy contributing to their progress. So, when Nicole gave me this little assignment, complete with correction notes and a deadline, I was more than happy to create something for her group. Below is the finished product, which ended up being, not just a graphic design/merchandising piece, but also something indicative of my (slight) background in sequential art. Yes, I really enjoy the drawings in Love and Rockets.
Note: The featured photo is one I personally took of the band this past January.