Monday, December 31, 2007

Shot of the week (12.31.07)

Before 2008 came, I wanted to kick out another Shot of the week.
This was taken at Montecito Country Club outside of Santa Barbara.
Chris and Christy had an amazingly beautiful wedding and I was fortuneatly shooting it with Ira.
I'll post a link to the slideshow once its up.

Cheers to a slick New Year!


Tonight the plan is:

Pick up Audrey 6:45
Glass of Wine at Ed's House Party 7pm.
Meet the crew for dinner at 8
Dinner at Spaghettini's at 8:30
Party with Ralph Courtney and Whoever else 10-???

Who are you going to be kissing when that new year strikes 2008?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Some Slick Threads

I like this band. "Steed Lord"They're from Iceland.
I like their Clothes and Style way better.
I like the thought of me wearing these clothes on the strip
I DON'T like the Euro vs. Dollar ratio...these T's are pricey...but if I see you wearing one, I'll know why...cuz they're legit!

Plus I'm hearing rumors of Steed Lord maybe teaming up with H&M and designing some clothes?? Now that would be 50/50 cool/bad. Everyone and they're little brother would be dressed to impress...but for really cheap and would cheapen the look... I'm not sure whats better. Expensive sweet clothes that now one has but everyone wants, or sweet cheap clothes that everyone has... I probablky wouldn't go with the latter... but whatever, it may be a win/win situation.

I'm out of words...


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Highlights

2007 Christmas Highlights:

17. Sleeping in till 8:30am (usually the kids get you up at 6am)
16. Waking up to a beautiful 230ยบ view from ontop of the mountain (We're staying up at my sisters home)
15. Peppered beef jerky
14. Seeing that the lakers beat the Suns. (Kobe got 38 points, and the youngster Bynum had a season high 28 points...exciting for me!)
13. Watching snow flakes flutter from the sky.
12. Playing with all my nephews(not much better then makeshift indoor soccer)
11. Helping out some great Charities (Agros, Water Wells For Africa and 2 more I can't remember off the top of my head)
10. 2 hour nap on the couch
9. Taking classy photos of the family
8. Relaxing
7. Ham!
6. Staying warm with my new socks (I got 4 pairs! ha!)
5. Not leaving the house (only to shoot a picture of the mountains...see below)
4. Champagne
3. Winning 20+ games of Pente with Josiah (I lost alot to Ira today...dang!)
2. Lox and Bagels
1. Seeing the look on the kids eyes when they opened gifts (thats what really makes my plane ticket feel cheap and worth every

Anyways, here are a few pictures I thought you might like.
Its been a great trip up here, very relaxing and I've been able to see some tight friends. (Matt, Nathan, Damara, Will,Ben,Sally,Jonathan and like one I got to finally meet Benji and Tracy, they're my favorite people besides my family in WA. right now... wish they lived near me!)

I leave tomorrow! Get back to work, see my girl, shoot a wedding this weekend and prepare for my next big adventure!

Cheers to a New Year friends!


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mass Christmas Texts

I got 35.
Thanks for all the "Merry Christmas"s the geniric messages sent in groups, sometimes even forwards of cheesy poems and thoughts of prosperity.. like a fortune cookie's fortune, but in mobile phone form.

At first I was disapointed that people couldn't take the time to do it individually, you know like put my name in it, or personilize it with a name or a thought, but no... just "Hope you have a great day with friends and family..hohoho"... but then I stopped and thought... This is the next generation's Christmas cards, their greeting cards, the new hallmark! So I got a few ideas... what if those little mass texts had cash value, like a gift card #, or a little video greeting message, anyways, I'm less of a Christmas text message scrooge now... its all about generation y now I guess...this is how we roll.
My best mass text I recieved said "Merry Christmas! I wish I could spend this season with you. I miss you more and more each day." thats pretty gutsy!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shot of the week (12.23.07)

I shot this tonight, I think its legit.
Warm Beach Camp 9pm.
Washington State.
1.8 Canon lens.

Its nice to be up here in the rainy Northwest...although I'm pretty sure God has cursed this area with horrible weather...worst in the entire world if you ask some of us (namely Ira and myself) we're working on getting my parents to move away from this area... it gets uglier and uglier every year... sad sad... its getting developed and losing the most beautiful resource, which is trees.
I'm excited for tomorrow, seeing old friends at church, chillen with an old old best friend, playing more basketball with Jonathan and maybe his teammate Caleb, both are from Highland Christian and share the spotlight for their basketball team. We played Last night on their teammate Craig's outdoor court. It was pretty slick (literally)
Alright folks, thats all I got tonight.

P.S. I'm excited for a new season of photography, I feel like I've improved sooo much this last year.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Give Stockings to Kids (its fun)

Tomorrow afternoon Audrey and I will be bringing stockings to a few kids at the Miller Childrens Hospital.
I currently have 20 stockings that we're going to give out. I would love to be able to give 50 or depending on responses 75!
Very spur of the moment indeed, but if you have the time and or resources, pelase contact me and I'll get you connected.

Please let me know if you would like to contribute by bringing mini stocking/candy/small toys/coloring books/ect...
Tomorrow (December 18th) around 3pm.

Nothing like seeing a childs smile after they get a bag full of goodness!

You wanna be apart of this?
email me.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!!!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Jon, you deserve better!

I know your a little embarrassed that I knew what you were thinking at this moment, but hey at least she won't leave you. You my friend (and I don't want to publish this so she sees it) but I think you deserve something a notch higher, but thats just me.

P.S. Jon, I wanna make you never cease to amaze me with your crazy tangents and wild ideas of fame and glory!
P.S.S Not like I can make you famous, I don't have that power yet.
P.S.S.S Images from this Saturday next... Audrey/rainbow/wicked

Slick Slideshow

I just put it together and thought it would be a good idea to throw up some pictures of friends and a little about me... oh and don't count yourself out, if your not on here, don't fret, just let me know you want on the slideshow and I'll find some sexy picture of you to put up. Yes Jon, I know I need one for you...I just have sooo dang many! And some Audrey pictures coming too!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Douglas Jamison: Running for Governor

See the lighter side of Douglas Jamison (AKA French Rocker, the Human Guitar) He tells his passion in life, ups and downs hes been having, but mostly why you should vote for him to take over the governor position

Easy Links (to my other webpages)

Now there shouldn't be any issues in contacting me or seeing as much of me as you can handle.
Cheers friends.

Dang, I am awake way tooooo late!!! I switched stuff around on myspace and forgot to edit pictures... I guess after 6 months of NON-STOP editing, I am starting to feel really tried of my wrists used to feel better.
I'm really ready to sit back, relax with some spiked egg-nog (not homemade mom, that stuff is iccckkk!) watch some rain fall, read a book and act like I'm living in the 1920's (minus the "Courting" that seems to be pretty wacky) Also, I could use some good old fashion wood fire, the popping and crackling is very missed since the Tanya days at her Madre's home...

Alright, before I go off on a tangent and really stay up past my bed time, I want to advise you to look at my newest youtube video. its "Pretty gnarly, pretty crazy"


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

I was in the parade this year!
My good friend Justin Rudd was the Grand Marshal for the whole parade!
I was happy to be apart of his parade crew, I captured a little video and its now floating around on a few sites. (Pretty On The Outside)

The video sums up my nite, (including the Santa Hat, which is something I've never worn in public)

+ PLUS+ A fun afterparty at the Long Beach Lippke Studio, Ira and Myself Hosted The Covolo's, Justin and Ralph, Audrey, Jon Phelps, Meric and Friend, Monica and friends, Desiree, Heather and Eric for the AFTER(after)party. (cheese video to follow...if your lucky)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

oh the rest I would get.

Editing pictures on my laptop would be alot easier too.
with a price tag of $3245, it may stay on my wish list longer then a roundtrip ticket to spain, via the moon.

Regardless, it makes me happy just looking at the picture... its the thought that counts right?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Shot of the week

"Parachutes and Smoke"

I shot this last Saturday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Skydiving (again)

I'm hooked! I love it, you should come with me next time. Yes, I promise to give a further warning this 3 weeks, instead of 1.5.

Some highlights:
1.Signing my signiture at least 35 times promising everyone I know that its my fault if I die. (thats not a highlight, except that I feel my john hancock is slightly more acceptable)
2. Doing backflips (3) out of a plane at 12,600ft above the ground. BONUS: With my little brother...missed you this time Ira.
3.The parachute opening.
4.Seeing the rest of my crew land safely.
5. That feeling when you land. something like "I love earth! mixed, I feel like I just had thearepy, I feel amazing, what other amazingly crazy thing can we survive?"
6. Surviving the ride home with Valarie driving... I was more calm jumping out the hatch of the plane!

Heres a few ground pictures I took.


Before we jumped (Valarie,Me, Audrey and Josiah)

After we landed.

I love the skydiving place we go to at Lake Elsinore, they're really legit, very friendly and all the girls I take with me seem to enjoy the good looking guy instructors...I'm still waiting for that cute girl instructor I can jump with...I'm thinking I should just give it up though... I'll stick with just going for the thrill of it.

Josiah, my little brother is in town!!! He was a huge drive for wanting to plan another skydiving venture.

Stylin in my Initium Sunnys

Thanks for the bonus shot of me val!

We were divided into 2 groups, Jump #1: Audrey, Josiah, Valarie and I. Jump #2: Mark,Audrean,Yayo and Brady(not pictured in order)

(first image is of Valarie, she jumped 1st, I stole that picture off of her myspace)

I'm a GodFather! (Nino)

Noah Pacheco (I call him "lil Jackson" since I got hooked on the thought of naming him Noah Jackson from the start) Anyways, he was born to 2 of my best friends in the whole world (Ceasar and Anneliese) Born, November 8th (nearly 2 weeks ago!)
I feel bad I haven't posted him on my blog yet, I've been slow with the blog flow lately...I'll catch you up on everything soon, have no worries!

I was sooo honored to be asked by Ceasar and Ann if I would be Noah's Godfather, I'm so excited and thrilled and also nervous to have such responsibility. Being a Godfather isn't an easy task, so I'm reading up on it and making sure I'll do a good job.

This Baby is super cute too, I'm so happy for them!!!

Love you guys Ceasar and Ann!


Take a look at this strapping young lad.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Favorite band of the past 9 months

These two guys are so talented and unique, their music is 80's, but they have a new spin that makes it easy to listen to (unlike alot of 80's pop/hiphop/rap)
I love these guys, their amazing!
Go checkout their latest Album, its called "Fancy Footwork"

Chromeo is an electrofunk duo based in Montreal and New York City. The duo is P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel), on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box, and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and lead vocals. The two were best friends since childhood and they describe themselves as the only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time.
David Macklovitch is currently earning his Ph.D in French Literature from Columbia University, where he also teaches undergraduate French classes.
(thanks Wikipedia again. You rock like a short film about how beavers build their dams.)

Have a little listen

Friday, November 16, 2007

Karla's Shoot

I shot a friend of a friend (and now my friend, as well as my brother Josiah's 2nd date of the trip) If that didn't make sense, maybe read it again, if still no luck, forget it, its for the quick, whitty and slightly confused.

I shot Karla tonight, she drove up from San Diego for some headshots for her work. She's a hair stylist and works with a company called "Scruples". (+we shot some fun fashion images of her as well.)
I had Josiah assist me with my gear (Canon 5D,Canon 70-200 2.8 IS,Canon 85mm 1.8 & Canon 24-105) and I had Karla get ready to show me her best looks... off we went to shoot at my new favorite spot.
The Belmont Pool has an amazing design, a good amount of shade and backgrounds that a retro/fashion/W magazine lover would well, love!
Here we are, heres what we got (click image above)...cheers to a fun, successful shoot.

Now I'm really going to need caffeine...maybe before the run? geeez, that'd be horrible.

K, goodnight for reals now.


Volcom Shoot

I shot part of the Volcom catologue last week (for fall 2008)
I can't show much... so I won't post anything that gives anything away. (Just telling you... There are some slick clothes on the way!)
This shot is toasty though...
Plus a little bonus shot of me during one of the breaks while the model was changing.

Hopefully I'll shoot with them again soon, they're a fun crew with good ideas and most of all a really open mind to new artistic development... which is always nice to work with.

Alright crew, I need sleep, its been a crazy week.
Josiah's still in town, its been fun. I'm, also getting addicted to caffeine... ahhh!
Running tomorrow morning (8am? for reals?) I should have told Josiah later... I know that sounds late for some of my older readers, but for me and my late night body, thats too early!!! Say hello to coffee at about 11am tomorrow.

Alright, heres the last shot, I love these white "Ray-Bans" sunglasses, they're amazing!


Friday, November 02, 2007

Douglas Jamison (AKA.Crazy French Human Guitar)

My newest Charactor... He's a little crazy (hence why he mentions that 3-4 times in each clip) He's a human Guitar and he's not afraid to play it. Mr. Jamison is french, though he may not look it or even sound like it, hes french... don't beg to differ, trust me.

Hope you enjoy.


Part 2

Douglas Jamison riding bikes in previous post.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Oct. 31st Bikeride

Halloween is a weird holiday. I'm not a fan.
But I do like dressing up crazy and having an excuse to ride around on bikes at night (with those costumes blowing in the wind)

Here are some crazy bikeride photos I took last night. (plus one from Mr.Trine of me,the real "Douglas Jamison")