Summer Things

summer049

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Some neat things that happened this summer:

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Touring with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / The Giving Tree Band

Album 1 / Album 2

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Photos featured in this JamBase article

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Second year in a row as a finalist in the Photographer Forum Magazine's "Best of Photography 2013" contest

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Photos featured in Colorado's Summit Daily Paper [online & in print]

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And announcing that I will be a Los Angeles- based photographer as of October.

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lots of love.

The Giving Tree Band

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I've mentioned in past posts the encounter that led to an almost two year project photographing the Giving Tree Band as they toured and worked toward completing their fourth album, Vacilador. I was at their studio the night they began recording it and have spent a great deal of time with them through the entire process. Witnessing the recording process, hearing songs transform from the simple strum of a guitar to complete arrangements that can knock a person right over, I've seen band members move on to other things, new members welcomed in, have been with them as they toured sizable portion of this country, and even collaborated with them to produce a music video. I have seen first hand how much of themselves each and everyone of them poured into every aspect of Vacilador and feel immense gratitude for the opportunity to have been part of this special endeavor. So much of who I am has been transformed by the time I've spent around these amazing folks; my work ethic, my outlook on artistry, my perspective on living in and of itself.  I have met and worked with a number of musicians and artists and can say with sincerity that there is no one else out there who walks the walk like them: they are artists through and through.  Tonight these seven men will be at the House of Blues Chicago, officially releasing this album and I couldn't be happier for them.

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[a very quick glance at the past two years:]

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Congratulations, boys. Much love.

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Be sure to check out their album, Vacilador--available on iTunes & Amazon.

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Cold, Cold Rain

I would like to share with you my debut video. It's entitled "Cold, Cold Rain" and is a music video for the first single off of The Giving Tree Band's upcoming fourth album [Vacilador].  I've always had a fascination with Mexican folk art so to be able to explore that realm a bit while collaborating with GTB on this video was a great experience. I truly poured my heart into creating this and hope you enjoy! .