Thursday, June 25, 2009

New York Cares

It's been a while since I felt like a tourist, but for the last 10 days, I was in New York City being just that. Some good friends of mine live in Williamsburg, and with another friend in town, we spent the days in a daze, traveling all over the city from hot spot to not-so-hot spots. From the top of 30 Rock to Rockaway Beach, I came home with over 1,400 photos and absolutely no time to go through them all right now. I did however meet some amazing people, had a great time, and am missing the non-100 degree weather back here in Austin. Biggest Asshole Award goes to a douchebag bartender at Lit Lounge who gave me shit for paying with 4 quarters after I had already spent $40 in drinks and tips. I must have missed the phasing-out of their monetary value? UPDATE: Finally uploaded photos which you can view here.

30 Rock Observation Deck
World Trade Center Ground Zero
No Comment
Roof Top
Subway
Imagine
As Yet Untitled

Monday, June 15, 2009

Victoria Noll Music Video: Update

Today, I finished all the photography for Victoria Noll's stop motion music video for her song "Take Me With You." We've been shooting for 2 months at over 100 locations around Austin and I am glad to say that we are finally done shooting! Check back soon for the final video. In the meantime, here are a few more stills from some of the locations. More can be seen on my Flickr...

Victoria Noll Music Video
Victoria Noll Music Video
Victoria Noll Music Video
Victoria Noll Music Video
Victoria Noll Music Video

Friday, June 12, 2009

Republic of Texs Biker Rally

The 2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally is this weekend in Austin and earlier today was the motorcycle parade of thousands of bikers down Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. I couldn't stay for the evening festivities, but Congress was completely blocked off from traffic while vendors, live music, and thousands of people filled the streets in celebration of this years ROT Rally. The night cap featured stuntman Robbie Knievel, who was set to jump a couple of Budweiser 18 wheelers in front of the Capitol.

2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally
2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally
2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally
2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally
2009 Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Deaths at 21 Rio Construciton Site

Yesterday afternoon, 3 construction workers died at the 21 Rio high rise construction site when a scaffolding collapsed, sending the three men 11 stories down to their deaths. I have been photographing a time lapse of the construction of this building since the beginning of 2008 (it is right down the street from my former home, the 21st Street Co-op) and was there yesterday taking my daily photographs 30 minutes before this tragedy occurred. It's just strange to think had I been there a little later than I was, I would have witnessed and captured the horrific scene. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families...

Deaths at 21 Rio Construction Site
Deaths at 21 Rio Construction Site

Monday, June 1, 2009

Beach Bike Critical Mass

I was missing the themed Critical Mass bike rides as of late, so in honor of bike month and the beaches we don't have here in Austin, I sent a flier over to Jason who runs ATXBS.com and we had ourselves a Beach Bike Critical Mass ride that rode all over town and stopped in several areas for a swim. Good times...

Congress Bridge
Riverside
Fountain Rest Stop