News From October 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 1985


6225halloweenpolaroid.jpg
Right to Left: My brother, my mom, me, Halloween 1984 or 85.
62250309halloweennun.jpg
Halloween 1989, Westchester PA, Nun lights devil's cig.
6225book25036ddhalloween.jpg
Halloween 2006, Los Angeles, Deanna fits into her 8th grade graduation dress...
6225book25036girlshallow.jpg
Los Angeles + Halloween + Santa Monica Blvd. = A Mega-Gay, Mega Slutty Awesome-Fest.
6225img2859.jpg
Halloween 2009, Deanna's brother Joe and his lovely wife Kerrie go with the little red riding hood and big bad wolf theme. Do they take it to the bedroom later?
Posted October 31st, 2009 by It's after midnight, and something is lurking in the dark...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (10 Comments)

A smattering of images...

Photographs from fairly recently for your (all 4 of yours) enjoyment.
62213502girlatbalboa.JPG
Balboa Peninsula.
62213502oceanfilmburn.JPG
Our friend the Pacific Ocean, biggest in the world.
62213503jesusflyer2.JPG
Misplaced flyer. Come ye ants and learn about heaven!
62213503lagunasleepbarri.JPG
"I'm gonna fall asleep for sure, so I'd better build a dike around me so I won't drown."
62213507girlslagunabeach.JPG
"Did someone just say "Build a dyke?"
62213509mountshastacar5.JPG
Mount Shasta.
62213510bikegirlfromcar.JPG
Driving up north with Deanna.

See you tomorrow.
What will you do this Halloween? (Give fully detailed description in the comments...)
Posted October 30th, 2009 by What will you do on Halloween?
Comments Read/Write Comments - (18 Comments)

A revisit of Summer in Color

Some color negatives turned positive from this last summer.
621628710036.JPG
This kid was SO bummed when he realized what shirt his freind was wearing.
This was at our Zumies demo in Chicago earlier this year.
621628710034.JPG
This guys name was TRASH. He was our security. (Yeah, we need security.)
621628710035.JPG
Here's a back view.
621628710032.JPG
And a front...
621628710025.JPG
Shot from a Jamba Juice window, one of the lamest ways to shoot people, but its not like I'm not gonna shoot.
621628710024.JPG
Two babies stacked?
621628710004.JPG
Art show girls of doom.
Posted October 29th, 2009 by A photographer turns the negative positive every day
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

Recent Days in Digital Color

Via a dusty pocket point and shoot.
6212dsc09355.JPG
Went to a Jeremy Wray art show around the corner from my house.
6212dsc09356.JPG
Here is one of his paintings.
6212dsc09358.JPG
And one of his etchings.
6212dsc09359.JPG
And here I am with some of the old bros from my skate childhood who were there. Ron Chatman, Jose Cerda, Skip Pronier, and...
6212dsc09360.JPG

6212dsc09361.JPG
Neighborhood kids Chase and, crud I forgot his name, came by to show me their handmade shred-sleds.
6212dsc09362.JPG
Rob Clayton's bent fingers from too much drawing. He is one half of the Clayton Brothers.
6212dsc09363.JPG
Yesterday, a pigeon decided to land right on Heath Kirchart's foot.
6212dsc09364.JPG
"And thus is my life..."
6212dsc09366.JPG
Saw this street from the car and thought of one of my few cherished commenters, Eggs!
Posted October 28th, 2009 by attendance is down it seems by the comments
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

Recent Archives: A revisit of Summer

Summer in Huntington Beach, California... I snap on the old 28mm lens and get close to people.
62053546couplelaysoutfro.jpg
Well, not this one, This one is far away.
62053552girlwithwritingo.jpg
This one is closer. Deanna had a field day with these girls.
62053553guywithbacktatto.jpg
Epic vato tattoo.
62053553littlekidsmakesp.jpg
Strike a pose young man, see where it gets you.
62053554fatgirlportraith.jpg
When in HB, do as the natives do...
62053554lostinbuttcrackh.jpg
'Lost' in your butt-crack.
62053555girlsposehb.jpg
We're so happy about weed!
62053555twoweedkidsphoto.jpg
"Smoke weed, look where it got us!"
62053557girlsunderpierhb.jpg
Too close for comfort.
62053557guitargirlhb.jpg
"Please help me get to Europe." - where I will dazzle the French with my guitar virtuosity.
62053558girldoespullupsh.jpg
A site-specific art performance peice called, "Female does pulls-ups in front of a bunch of jocks."
62053562usopenscenehb.jpg
Pau Gasol...
Posted October 27th, 2009 by Time to drive uo to LA and see the Emerica team...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (5 Comments)

Birmingham, 2007

Some local kid.
62013019girlmakesfaceuk.jpg

62013019girlonbikeuk.jpg

62013019portraitofgirluk.jpg
Deanna would have shot it better...
Posted October 26th, 2009 by no time to do anythinf anymore
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

Packing the Van with No Age

An inside look at the exciting world of being in a band...
6194dsc09294.JPG

6194dsc09295.JPG

6194dsc09296.JPG

6194dsc09297.JPG

6194dsc09298.JPG

6194dsc09299.JPG

6194dsc09300.JPG
Deanna didn't help, oh wait, she did.
Posted October 23rd, 2009 by Fa La La La La La Fa La La La La - LA
Comments Read/Write Comments - (12 Comments)

Half a Fortnight in NYC: Part 3

The evaporation of time and serendipitous occasions...
6185hen9312.JPG
Came across a book signing by chance... It was Henry Horenstein, who among other things wrote the definitive textbook on photography that most colleges use today. I never went to college, so I basically learned photography by reading his book, and from asking my skate-photog homies questions.
6185erh49313.JPG
So I went in and spoke with him. Told him how I learned from his books and found out we had some mutual friends. He told me Shepard Fairey took one of his classes, and taught Nan Goldin and Jim Goldberg at one point too! Anyway. He was signing copies of his new book Honky Tonk. I got myself a signed copy. A very nice man indeed!
6185d4369316.JPG
Nerds!
6185img5119.jpg
Sent in from Canada i think...

Deanna had almost nothing to say.

An interview I did some time ago.

JIm Goldberg.
Posted October 22nd, 2009 by Fried brain cells from cell phones
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

Half a Fortnight in New York: Part 2

A visit to the Temple of Gonzo...
6181dsc09277.JPG
From my hotel window...
6181dsc09279.JPG
The crispy morning air...
6181dsasd80.JPG
Went to the Mark Gonzales Art opening at Franklin Parrasch Gallery <Click there to see more images.
6181dsc09282.JPG
I laughed out loud at this one. Yeah I wrote it out.
6181dsc09283.JPG
Everything Rules.
618123576f7we.jpg
Mark, can I take your picture?
6181dsc09285.JPG
Yeah, lemme do some gang signs...
6181dsc09286.JPG
What is this one?
6181dsc09287.JPG
Thanks for the inspiration man.
6181dsc09288.JPG
Justin jumped the Circle board! Devirginized it.
6181dsc09289.JPG
Deanna loved the show too.

An interview I don't remember doing...
Posted October 21st, 2009 by Grandma Joad was buried on the California side...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

Half a Fortnight in Manhattan: Part 1

Speaking at the Museum of Modern Art to a theater filled with people about Skateboard Videos? Now I've seen it all.
6177dsc09255.JPG
I went to be part of such a panel discussion. From Left to Right: Jason Dill, Yours Truly, Spike Jonze, Ty Evans, Eliza from the MOMA, Jake Phelps, The Gonz, Patrick O'Dell, Tobin Yelland. Greg Hunt and Lance Mountain were there too.
6177dsc09256.JPG
I'm pictured here with a particularly rebellious Yeti or Abominable Snowman or... I'll even accept Wampa. "Fuck whoever cares!"
6177dsc09257.JPG
Oh, it was Spike. Go see his new movie, you know the name.
6177dsc09259.JPG
Spike was throwing uppercuts at (Oscar award winning!) actress Catherine Keener, who is a very nice, grounded, and outgoing human in person.
6177dsc09261.JPG
She wanted a photo with the infamous Jake Phelps, so we chased him down to get one. He meted out a bear-style hug as punishment.
6177dsc09262.JPG
Who knew Keener would be so cuddly?
6177dsc09264.JPG
A panelists-eye view of Gonz and Lance Mountain.
6177dsc09267.JPG
Afterward, a lovely young tart extracted words from Phelper, a not too hard task for anyone within earshot.
6177dsc09271.JPG
Then No Age played, in the Museum of Modern Art, next to some Rodin scuplture of Balzac. No need to even make a joke. Good (and ear splitting) Times.
61776177dsc09276.JPG
I ran into some young humans who were fans of the Toy Machine and surrounding culture. Happy to hear free music and drink free Colt 45.

Deanna did a blog...

Geoff Rowley strips nude and dives in...

Bradford blogged some skate photos...
Posted October 19th, 2009 by smile and god smiles too, but not ganesh...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (12 Comments)

A few Extras...

This will be it until I return from my travels!
6156mark.jpg
Appleyard.
6156girl.jpg
A girl I met once.
6156staceeee.jpg
Stacy M.

I will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are in town.

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1? ---- In No-Age Colab shoe news...
Posted October 16th, 2009 by perhaps no nore blogging?
Comments Read/Write Comments - (17 Comments)

Portraits from the archives...

Again, hope no reposts.
6155book2662deannastacyl.jpg
Deanna and Stacy, Laguna Beach.
6155book2554grifknowsapu.jpg
Grif with ladyfriend, Costa Mesa.
6155book2630mikilori.jpg
Miki Vuckovich and his lovely wife...
6155kevinator.jpg
Kevin Barnett, Award winning videographer.
6155book2steveandjuliete.jpg
Koston, Berra, and Juliette Lewis, LA.

I'm in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are in town. Postin may get sketchy.

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1? ---- In No-Age Colab shoe news...
Posted October 15th, 2009 by lurking the mean streets
Comments Read/Write Comments - (13 Comments)

Chrissy from the vault

I forget what I have put up here before, so hopefully no re-posts...
61540306chrissyfvhouse.jpg
Christine Todd in my old Fountain Valley house.
61540306christinetodd.jpg
Explaining the finer points of Barney's no doubt.

I will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are in town.

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1? ---- In No-Age Colab shoe news...

Posted October 14th, 2009 by Off to NYC
Comments Read/Write Comments - (7 Comments)

Self-portrait-fest for a self-centered guy.

The nerve of this guy! What a conceited asshole!
61492971selfportswapmeet.jpg
A swap-meet in San Francisco is a great place for self-admiration.
61490402jimmyonbikeselfp.jpg
I love to check myself out while shooting photos of Jimmy Arrighi from RVCA on his motorcycle...
61492931edandstewmanpari.jpg
Man do I look good with Chris Stewart in the Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore in Paris.
61492969sidemirrorselfp.jpg
Somtimes I just sit there and look at myself while Deanna drives me around.
61493410antwerpselfpbusb.JPG
Two of my favorite things. Looking at myself and lurking on young girls.
6149asia06.jpg
Self-Portrait with Asia Argento.
6149book243selfpwithcair.jpg
With world famous Cairo Foster in Argentina.
6149book25022selfportrai.jpg
Guess who? Me.
6149box227edselfpcolors.jpg
Here's one in the nude for the ladies. (or the men.) Who am I kidding? It's for me.
6149edwithallison.JPG
Just can't get enough of myself. It all started when I posted those photos of my broken finger. What was I thinking? Now I'm on a rampage...

I will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are in town.

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1? ---- In No-Age Colab shoe news...
Posted October 13th, 2009 by Narcissism at it finest.
Comments Read/Write Comments - (17 Comments)

Spain, Barcelona especially.

From a past trip there. I hope it is interesting enough for my own blog.
61481727assormentofmeatb.jpg
An assortment of discombobulated dead animals for sale. A vegan's delight.
61481727babywithmeatbarc.jpg
"Mom, Mom, get us the cow stomach!"
61481727butcherwomanbarc.jpg
"I'll chop up this goat head right away for you ma'am."
61481727umbrellamanbarce.jpg
Yeah, Yeah, the rain is Spain falls mostly on the...
61481728alleybarriogothi.jpg
Sometimes I surprise myself!
61481728selfportraitspai.jpg
I'm so big headed, showing my finger on my own blog and all. Tomorrow I will do a totally self centered self-portrait post.
And include links to stuff I did. On my own blog! The nerve!

I will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are in town.

Deanna has a blog to see...

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1?

No-Age colaboration shoe <<<<<<<<<<<
Posted October 12th, 2009 by Dude, was it satisfying, I'll never know. Will I?
Comments Read/Write Comments - (11 Comments)

The Gruesome Removal of the Pins

My finger is hideous after two months under wraps...
6143dsc09230.JPG
Some new images of the digit. The old dead skin has started to crack and turn yellow.
6143dsc09225.JPG
A view of the underside - you can see where the pointy end of the pin was boring a hole through my skin from the inside.
6143dsc09233.JPG
Top view.

6143dsc09250.JPG
So, the doctor and I are standing there looking at the new x-ray, and he just grabs my hand while saying "these have to come out" and just grabs the pin and yanks it out. SURPRISE ATTACK! Fuck, just like that. What a strange feeling. Zoink, just ripped it out. I instantly flushed, and was sort of taken aback. We sat down and he yanked the first top one out no problem...
6143dsc09234.JPG
But the second top one, that guy did not want to exit.
6143dsc09237.JPG
Haggard. (say that out-loud in a "Bam Margera" voice.)
6143dsc09240.JPG
A little twist and some brute force will do the trick.
6143dsc09243.JPG
Free at last.
6143dsc09244.JPG
Gnar-dog. The hairs on my finger went into a "Wookie-growth" phase, and turned extra black.
6143dsc09246.JPG
Gratuitous close-up.
6143dsc09251.JPG
The X-Ray after the poins came out. Voila! Good as new. (I hope.)

Deanna has a blog to see...

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1?

No-Age + Me + Emerica = ?

Posted October 9th, 2009 by by the beard of mohammed...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (25 Comments)

Some random photos from the mid 90's

Selected at random, so there is not a theme or context, just some pictures.
61420208chrissyatmall.jpg
Chrissy in the kids dept. - Oh the sorrow of small girls.
61420211ptahonshelf9293.jpg
Ptah the all powerful...

61420213deannastorsohote.jpg
Study of a torso...
61420213suburbiafromsky.jpg
Ribbons of sprawl fray like fiber-optic threads in the Tron-like circuit-board of Suburbia.
61420214dogbeingpetted.jpg
Pet me, yes, lower....
61420217deannashootphoto.jpg
Deanna taking photos, was this posted before?

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1?

Posted October 8th, 2009 by Anybody don't like these pit'chers, don't like po-try, see?
Comments Read/Write Comments - (6 Comments)

Running Away

One day many years ago Matt Ball and Vinny Vegas came to my house with Matt Balls girlfriend who was running away from home. They stopped by because they thought I would be amped to be the departure point for such a teenage expression of angst. They were right.
61400501mattballsgf02.jpg
She was resolved.
61400501runningaway1.jpg
"Here is your purse baby, lets run away!"
"Are you sure I should?"
"What? Of course! Think of all the sex we can have!"
61400501runningaway2.jpg
"You're right."
61400501runningaway3.jpg
A double-bed, and a stalwart lover for sure...
61400501runningaway6.jpg
Stepping through the portal between bad and good.
61400501runningaway7.jpg
Strapping in for all the evil that lies before me...
61400501runningaway8.jpg
"See you guys later...     I'm "running away."
61400501runningaway9.jpg
Off they go, laughing towards a buffet of myriad debaucheries...
61400501mattballsgfportr.jpg
Deanna advised her to not run away...

Juxtapoz interview Part 2, did you see Part 1?
Posted October 7th, 2009 by Vegas is such a wholesome place
Comments Read/Write Comments - (12 Comments)

Some recent Photographs

From my backyard and the Thrasher skatepark roundup, and Downtown HB.
61383601girlandguyatskat.jpg
Kids at a skatepark in Long Beach.
61383601girlonskateboard.jpg
Girl longboards on the pier in Huntington Beach.
61383601jakephelpseatsbu.jpg
Jake Phelps eats a burger.
61383601latinagirlhairlb.jpg
Long Beach, California.
61383601leoromero1.jpg
Leo is so awesome.
61383601squirelleatsnut.jpg
Tyrone the squirell comes by for some free nuts.
61383601squirelllooksaro.jpg
He is a curious and brave little guy.
61383602squirelleatfromh.jpg
He trusts me, but hates Deanna.

Film Footage of Anne Frank, the young diarist you read in school.
Posted October 6th, 2009 by The edwardian calendar is the one I follow because...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (7 Comments)

Bicycle riding in my hometown...

With Deanna and Ashley. What a fine summer day.
61323602ashleyonbikehb.jpg

61323602ashleythayerride.jpg

6132deannabikehb.jpg
Home in a flash.
61323602girlsonbikes.jpg

61323602girlonbikehb.jpg
Stealing souls from the bike...
61323602bikefromcarhb.jpg

61323602girlonbikefromca.jpg
Deanna has a blog you may look at and make comments about.
Posted October 5th, 2009 by Starting to not want to put up so many photos
Comments Read/Write Comments - (9 Comments)

On the road when MJ died

I was driving down the Pacific Coast Highway when MJ kicked the bucket.
61273526jacksondeathtv16.JPG

61273526jacksondeathtv05.JPG

61273526jacksondeathtv08.JPG

61273526jacksondeathoreg.JPG

61273529michaeljacksonpa.JPG
"Practically Indispensable?"
61273523michaeljacksonde.JPG

61273523mjsign02.JPG

61273530michaeljacksonal.JPG

6127352388sondeath04.JPG
Things you wouldn't notice before, become apparent.

Deanna has a blog. <<->> Joseph has a blog too.

Watch a porno...
Posted October 2nd, 2009 by Larry King is STILL doing shows about it.
Comments Read/Write Comments - (13 Comments)

More Portraits from the Archives

Encounters of the social kind, in celluloid form...
61250333girlsjacuzzi.jpg
Deanna T. and Ann Vallely, Memphins, TN, 1998
61250406thomaspaints4.jpg
Thomas Campbell, Cincinnati, OH
61253136nilsakselesther.jpg
Nils Staerk, Aksel, Esther, Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted October 1st, 2009
Comments Read/Write Comments - (8 Comments)