just ordered 6 more cameras and 4gb cards for the skid row photo club! thanks donor! =] awesome! [9:38 am]
someone just donated $1000 to the skid row photo club!!!!! [9:07 am]
made reservations at the Water Grill for NYE.... kind of short notice there! can't wait. not sure where to ring in the new year. rooftop? [9:30 pm]
George Lopez was brilliant. Mentioned twitter and facebook in his act. good stuff. bid for La mayor in 2010. he has my vote. [10:28 pm]
first comedy after crappy 70s cover band was great. not sure what his name was. funny looking white guy with Latina wife. good stuff. G-Lopz [8:57 pm]
at nokia theater to see George Lopez with @peneloper [7:46 pm]
plugged rabbit ears into my new HD set... wow I get tons of OTA channels, a few of which actually look good @ 1080i [6:59 pm]
excited about awesome slow cooker texas chili con carne recipe @peneloper is making. america's test kitchen FTW. great recipes every time mm [3:22 pm]
contemplating taxi drive to dubstep party just under a mile from our loft, through skid row... with wife... at night.. yeah taxi or ride FTW [9:26 pm]
if any of my twiiter peeps are interested in an underground dubstep party let me know [8:48 pm]
gotta love the frolic room. here with @peneloper [7:05 pm]
don't talk during movies: http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/27/movie.shooting/index.html [1:37 pm]
ebisu here we come! yay! nom nom nom [1:33 pm]
just pulled everything out of our storage unit downstairs, decluttered, sorted, labeled, and restocked it. amazing how well everything fits [1:24 pm]
merry christmas to all my tweeps [8:37 am]
The turnout was amazing. Hundreds of people took time to look at our club member's amazing photos. Everyone was enthralled by the quality of the work and excited to learn about the concept behind the club.
I felt like a carnival barker luring marks to the table, but it was for a cause more noble than a ring-toss. My hard-sell helped to bring people to the table who otherwise would have just passed by. This in turn helped to sell a dozen prints.
The deal we have worked out with the club members is that half of any print sales goes to the club and the other half goes to that member. Yesterday at our meeting I handed out envelopes to all of our members who have given me photos. It was great for them to see a monetary response to their work.
Bert Green kindly sponsored our entry fee for the Bazaar and made sure our paperwork was pushed through. The table was a great idea and I really enjoyed talking to so many people about the project. We also earned enough money to buy another camera!
The next step is to update the website so that each member has their own blog, bio and gallery. Their galleries will also allow people to purchase prints online. I am going to try and have this done by year's end.
I am looking forward to seeing more amazing work from our participants. Our next show coming up will open during the January Downtown Art Walk at Raw Materials. Come down and see the work if you get a chance!
A folding table is covered with prints for sale from members of the Skid Row Photography Club.
What once was an empty cylinder filled with dirt and trash is now a thriving garden filled with drought-resitant, sustainable plants.
In their quest to bring more greenery to our mostly paved neighborhood, they go to the garden every few days to water. Every few weeks they plant new seedlings, cacti and succulents.
The Skid Row residents who live in SROs nearby thank Quietearth and my wife every time they see them. I think the garden really cheers up both the local residents and the guerilla gardeners.
I've watered the plants a few times, but my wife and Quietearth have done all the hard work. It's really inspiring to see the green, sustainable plants when I drive or walk by their garden.
A few weeks I tagged along with them when they went to dig in the dirt and install some plants. Here are a few of the photos I shot:
Penelope bends over to plant a succulent in the planter.
Nearby SRO residents stand around the planter while Queitearth packs dirt around a freshly planted shrub.
Penelope scoops dirt around a plant she just placed in the planter.
The Downtown Guerilla Gardeners stand proudly on the rim of their planter.
Blaze and I were featured on BoingBoing TV today talking about the Skid Row Photo Club:
I just picked up the Canon 5D MK II which I've been drooling over since it was announced a few months ago. I really want to shoot some photos now, but I have to charge the battery first! In the interim, here are some unboxing photos:
I shot this gallery for Wired.com and it just went live on their website. Check it out: