LTheBlackPrince "On My Mind" music video. (06/23/16).
Super late posting this, but just released a music video a couple weeks ago of my dude LTheBlackPrince. Check it out below. Really enjoy working with this dude on visuals. Much more to come soon.
The photo collection "gRoMiT" comes out on July 22nd, along with new music. Get ready.
Been hard at work with a lot of different projects and photoshoots. Expect a new music video within the next couple weeks. Shooting another as well and I have been sitting on a completed one for a couple of months. (Get ZOO ? on the phone!).
More updates coming soon.
[bryson, the alien] "Guide Me To The Light" music video. (02/22/16).
Here is my second directed music video, "Guide Me To The Light", by Bryson Fisher. Had a lot of fun making this video. Be on the lookout for another music video very very soon.
Portland Auto Show After Party hosted by EYRST at StudioNia. (01/30/16).
Had the privilege of attending an after party hosted by EYRST Music last night. It took place at StudioNia downtown, which I guess is a yoga studio, but could double as an NYC penthouse. EYRST artists Maze, Dodgr, and Epp performed along with Martell Webster, while Verbz handled the DJing. Fun night and I got dope pics as usual haha. This weekend has been nothing but awesome as my photo collection "d.b. cooper" is getting a lot of positive reception. I appreciate every one of you that take the time to check out my photos and videos; it means a lot to me. Great start to the year; let's keep it going.
D.B. COOPER, PART 2, OUT NOW...(part 2: photos). (01/29/16).
The photo collection for "d.b. cooper" is now out. These photos are 4,774 times better than my previous collection "VADER." Thank you to everybody that is either in the photos or were there when I captured them. Click here to view "d.b. cooper."
On to the next project, chapter 3 of 6. The working title is "gRoMiT." That name may change. God bless and be on the lookout.
D.B. COOPER, PART 1, OUT NOW...(part 1: backtrack). (01/22/16).
The first half of the collection "d.b. cooper" is finally here. part 1: backtrack is something that I have been working on for months in secret with the help of Sir Nainoa, an amazing and overlooked producer here in the city. This was entirely produced by myself with Nainoa helping with additional production and mixing. Shoutout to Ton Jungir for the EQ on this too, he saved my ass haha. The whole point of d.b. cooper is to do something unexpected. I have never formally produced in my life, so this audiobook is a lot of firsts. Take a listen, this first half means a lot to me and I am very excited to release it.
PHOTOS ARE READY AND COMING NEXT WEEK.
"part 1: backtrack" is a twenty minute audiobook about the destruction of man and his will to survive. produced by riley brown, with help from sir nainoa and ton jungir, this twenty minutes is a thorough journey into a complex and misunderstood mind.
DEMO REEL (12/24/15).
Made a demo reel for 2015 to apply for an video and photography internship at Humble Beast, a Christian Portland hip hop label (not cheesy Christian rap, these dudes can actually spit). Take a minute out of your day to watch it.
TheTHESIS One Year Anniversary Party / "X-Ray" Web Series Premiere (12/04/15).
A few weeks ago, I went to an event celebrating The THESIS' one year anniversary party as well as the premiere of the "X-Ray" Web Series. The event was at AIA Portland and featured artwork by Jason Undefined, Sarai, Lisa Parado, and Horatio Fresh. There were also sets by Wes Guy, Rey Totem, and Fountaine, with Samarei and Verbz DJing. The event was pretty chill, aside from JU blastin Hard in Da Paint by Waka Flocka in my car while we looked for parking, and then proceeding to anxiously yell in the Portland streets about being late. Sarai and Lisa Pardo's art were portraits of well-known rappers and actors, which were very beautifully done. All the performers killed their sets, and I got some awesome pics. Check them out below, as well as a short recap of the event.
(be on the lookout for the first part of my project, d.b. cooper, coming in the next couple of weeks).
DUG Halloween Party. (10/31/15).
I don't normally go to house parties or parties of any kind unless there is something to celebrate, but I made an exception for Halloween. DUG (Deep Under Ground) threw a house party on Halloween that included performances by RenCo, Mikey Fountaine, Two Planets, and ADDverse Effects (didn't catch their performance though). All the homies showed up and it was a really fun night. Two Planets was a really dope group; they were a band who performed covers to It Was a Good Day and Just a Friend; they put on a great performance. I was getting shots for D.B. COOPER and had a few interesting conversations with people which gave me a lot of motivation to work even harder on all this art. Check out a few photos below of the event.
PDX Hip Hop Day. (10/15/15).
Portland's first annual Hip Hop Day was an event that I spontaneously decided to attend. There was a lot of "taking sides" for this event given Portland's relationship with hip hop. Last year, many hip hop shows were shut down by the OLCC and there was heavy police and fire department presence inside and outside these shows which sparked a lot of controversy. In my opinion, this was a clear case of profiling and stereotyping hip hop shows. The opposers of this event believed that Mayor Charlie Hales was "using" this event for his political agenda and that everyone involved was a pawn. The supporters and performers for this event believed that this was a great opportunity for the community to see and support local art.
The event in itself was full of good vibes. Jon Belz, Mic Capes, Vinnie Dewayne, DJ OG One, and others put on great performances and all in attendance were enjoying themselves. This made for some great photos, which were published by Willamette Week and Vortex Magazine! Check out a few of them below.
(for more photos from PDX's first annual Hip Hop Day, click here.)
ESCOBAR SEASON. (9/19/15).
Escobar Season was a really fun night. Dancing on stage with Renaissance to late 90's and early 00's tracks in a chapel with 100+ college students in the crowd was a really dope feeling! I am very proud of all the hard work that the group and the organizers at Reed did to make this event happen. It was one of the best nights of my life and I'm sure it was for everyone involved too. Be on the lookout for the next big event hosted by the Renaissance Coalition, you aren't going to want to miss it. Check out the recap video below as well as a few photos.
(for more photos from Escobar Season, click here.)