Monday, December 01, 2008
Keep in touch and check out what I'm up to over there :)
Thanks blogger, but I'm moving on uppppppp!!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Come out for Cranksgiving 2008!!
Cranksgiving was originally concieved and promoted by NYC bike messenger Tone Rodrigues as a way for the New York Bike Messenger Association (NYBMA) to give back to people less fortunate than themselves, over 10 years ago. In 2001, a couple of LA messengers went to Budapest, Hungary for the Cycle Messenger World Championships (CMWC's). They met Tone there, heard about the race, and decided to organize their own Cranksgiving race in LA that year.
Cranksgiving is now held in cities around the world sparking donating to various charities and causes just in time for Thanksgiving. Come out, race for a great cause, and be a part of the Cranksgiving spirit!!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Come to my art exhibit Sat night!!
I have lots of new work!! I've been super busy since getting back from the Hudson River. I was planning on having a slide show presentation of the photo's I shot on "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea" but that will have to wait until I am done with installing my 1/4 of this show opening on Sat night.
I'm going to be displaying pieces in all my favorite media including painted and printed wood panels, image transfers, and glass over welded reused bicycle cogs. I'll also have a self-published edition of my first photo zine (with the help of an inherited printer). It's the cream of my crop of bicycle photo's from over the years and over the country. I'm really, really excited about it because I've been wanting to do this for a-w-h-i-l-e. And of course I'll be wearing my favorite smock to the opening ;)
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea.
Althea is the steam boat built by Kinetic Steam Works from the Bay Area. A crew of KSW people came out and will be with us throughout the journey. I can't wait to learn about steam!!
Maria is next to Althea in the photo below. She is operated with a GASIFIER, and is supposed to run on stuff like coffee grinds and eggshells. Right now it still is powered by gasoline but that will be fixed soon! This is the boat that will host the majority of the performance, written by Lisa D'Amour. Alas I do not have a solo part but I will be singing my heart out in the group songs!
This is Alice. She is unbearably beautiful. I will grace you with photo's of her insides soon! I'm tempted to travel on this boat but am weary because of the lack of shade. I have a feeling though, that I will get to crew all the boats...
Speaking of crew - that's me. Deck hand. Today is filled with knot learning and water safety training and other important stuff. We even had a lecture on the history of the Hudson River. And amazingly - it is - mostly - safe to swim in these days!! (except after a rain storm or near sewage treatment plants of course)
Amira's new bag!
Whipped this sucker up for Miss Amira right before I left for Troy. It is now home to Ruffy (as in Ruf Ruf dog bark), as you can see.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Best way to get to school!
Nestled in Bed-Stuy is my Fook Hing favorite chinese take out sign ever.
I wasn't planning on selling any of these right away but...
Shawn saw this one and really really really wanted it and who can really say no to Shawn? So now it's his wallet.
New York, New York!
Friday, August 01, 2008
found this photo in my friends flickr..
Originally uploaded by ingipet
Thanks for the scan, Ingipet and Barleye!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
In preparation for Switchback Sea,
feels SOOOOOOOOOOO good.
it's short short and I'm sending my hair to Locks of Love. I probably should have taken before and after shots but I was anxious to cut it off already so I didn't.
Friday, July 25, 2008
leaving for a long time.. and so much to do...
Between this ^^^, family in town who I haven't seen for a year plus, and a part-time day job, next week is going to be a very very very hectic week.
Being away for six weeks is being away for a long time.
MMMmmmmmmm...... it's gonna be SO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!
Then when I get back, I want to look at studio opportunities. I'd like something close and cheap/free, with access to water, and open air/ventilation...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tomorrow... and photo exhibit..
If you're around East Hollywood and happen upon the best ice cream shop, Scoops, check out my photo exhibit on the walls. It's a compilation of some of my best shots from the last few years of my bike life. It features various aspects of everything I've been around bike-wise, from messengers to Midnight Ridazz, to Black Label, to velodrome racing, and freak bike builds.
If you can't make the actual show, you can check out the photo's here.