Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Favorite Site of the Month (july)

Blake is on a mission. I like his mission. Support him and support humanity in general.
This is a perfect example of what I believe we are called to do.
If each of us did something like this, peace would follow,poverty would slowly becoming more rare and each of us would be more full of truth...that is a good goal and would improve the world as we know it.
Props Blake!

For every pair of shoes anyone buys, one pair of shoes is given to a child in need in Argentina.

Majella + Nhien Engagement shoot

I had the pleasure of shooting Majella and Nhien. They're getting married in August and I'll be documenting in!
We shot at Huntington Gardens+ Cal Tech.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

AVP/Help Homeless/PinkBerry/Guys Nite/Ect...

Wow, I didn't shoot any weddings this weekend!
I'm so happy to have been able to have a rest... although, if this is what I call rest, its not what I do in my sleep... this is what I did on my weekend.

Worked out hardcore w/my boys (Ralph,Ceasar and Jason)
Did a shoot for Matt Gruber's company... we modeled (Ceasar and I. Ralph decided to bail out)it was quite the experience and I probably won't do it again unless there is actual real life money involved. I've decided that inconvincing favors aren't worth it unless who your doing it for is someone you would love to invest time into... this may not be Christ like... but its realistic.

After that...
AVP TIME! Met up with Ed and Jon (Justine met up w/me later)
Watched a ton of Volleyball. Was signed up for "Ultimate Guy/Girl Championships" (which I didn't do because of Sunday plans) But I got tattoo'd...and that was sweet!
When the Girls championship game was over, Justine left for a trip to LA w/her girls.

Then Guys nite.
Watched "The protector" had a couple hard lemonaids and nearly fell asleep like 4 times even though the movie was good.
We'll meet up w/Ms. Spears another day Ceasar!

Talked w/Dan (@guys nite) until 2am about Iraq... and how i could make a trip over there. I have hope! I'd like to go document a marine's percpective in Iraq during this war.

went home and slept.


Had breakfast w/Justine
Met up w/Ralph and his Fam.
Carpooled to Danielle's house to package up care kits for the homeless of Long beach.

Left early and went and watched the AVP men's championships down the street.

Met up w/Justine after she was done w/the homeless... we went to Pink in trouble for snapping pictures w/my new pictures allowed in PINKBERRY I guess.

We later went to dinner (Star of Siam) with some of my close friends...(Ralph, Courtney,Nicole, Nick and Laura Ocean & Justine)
My art show was fun and I had a ton of support from all the coolest friends! Thank you too alll who came! It was alot of fun and my work was shocking, but well taken.

This was my show. 6 images 10x15 inches.

Overall, it was a fun/busy weekend, I didn't rest, I didn't sleep much and I forsure didn't have any energy when monday rolled around.

Next weekend I'll be shooting Isaac McDowell's wedding in Warm Beach WA.
Stay tuned for another exciting blog... (maybe tonight if I'm done with one of 6 shoots to sort and adjust)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Drunk America"

"Drunk America" By: Samuel Lippke
Is a photo series pointing out human nature under the influence of alcohol.
I shoot alot of party events (Weddings,birthday's, Bachelors Ball's ect...) I see people at their best and at their worst. Why am I showing them at their worst you ask??? Well because its more realistic, its behind the scenes, its an issue people try to hide.
I doubt many people will like this show, unless of course having too many drinks is out of the plan for you. But its such a huge flaw in our culture... such a big setback for many and for sure not good for your body.
I hope to see you there...

Come see my work, plus about 20 other artists Sunday 22nd of July 8pm.
"The Garage"
251 East. 7th St. Long Beach CA 90813.

P.S. Bring a bottle of wine to get in free...I'll bring my camera...we'll create more art...unless wait? do you feel exploited?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"Bodies,Bicycles & Backpacks III"

"Bodies,Bicycles & Backpacks III"
Join me and a bunch of others as we ride around long beach handing out care packets to the homeless of Long Beach.
Bring your bike, or just a back pack.
Help us reach around 200 street people in the heart of Long Beach.
THIS SUNDAY! July 22nd.

Things we need from you:

•Your Bike
•Your Backpack

We're handing out care packages... instead of lunches, we're handing out packets with toiletries, as well as some snacks, such as granola bars,chips and water bottles.

Bring any of the following:

•Mini Tooth paste tube's
•Dental Floss
•mini washclothes
• sunscreen (mini)
•nail clippers
• Nail Filer
•anything else that would go good in a toiletries packet.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Rock N' Reconstruct Fashion Shoot.

I just finished shooting a beach fashion shoot and a fall line for "Rock N' Reconstruct" (
I'm soo tired! I have around 2000 images to edit, not to mention 2 engagement shoots and 3 weddings... good thing I'm having girl issues... I can just stay in my studio and get stuff done!!! No, but really drama is lame... I'm just trying to be the annoying optimistic guy... That will only last as long as a popcicle during the Santa Ana winds.

More to come on this issue and the photoshoot. For now... I'm gonna drop kick this vitamin water energy drink and blast through what feels like a quarter of a million images...too bad my wrist feels like its gonna fall off! oh no, here comes mr. Pesimistic!

All in All, an amazing day. Sweet pictures, amazing friends! (Big ups to my boy Ralph for being my right hand man...couldn't have done it without you kid! You are a brother to me!)

Heres an image from the beach shoot and the Fall line.

Cheers kids!

Friday, July 13, 2007

"Samuel's Daily Candy"

Ya'll have heard about right?
Well, heres the news, happenings and whats going down in my "Daily Candy"

I'm sipping an original size 24oz of Pomagrante Jamba Juice (all fruit, nothing else!)... lemme tell you something about Jamba Juice... can I? Thanks. Alright, if your nice to the employee's at Jamba, they'll give you free drinks...Which is good, cuz the drinks are expensive! (That should be a tip people pay for)

I spent a full-on hour hunting and trying to find a camera that I'm wanting to buy (See this beautiful camera...its a point&shoot... perfect for my photo work w/o feeling like its work)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I finally found my friend Audrey from "The Magic Lamp" on myspace... I had her email wrong, didn't see the "OT" (that doesn't make since to you...thats why its "MY" daily candy... ha!) Cool girl! Gives me free drinks (I'm telling you, its all about getting free stuff and tipping good!(see above,way above)

OH! Really quickly, anybody wanna assist me w/a fashion shoot Monday nite? I need 2 assistants... I'll teach you all I know... I don't have a budget to pay you in american dollars(maybe yen, which would be better for you anyways...its worth more.) ... but it'll be worth your it'll be the most fun you've ever had...with your clothes on...

ummmm.... Have a told you that I think this movie (HOT ROD, comes out AUG. 3rd) was created just for me?
LOVE IT, just the thought of it makes my heart smile.


Go find "The Presets" their music is the fav of the week. (

I'm editing Lori and Haw's wedding tonight, I'm halfway done and this wedding shoulda been done a week ago...but I have 5 other weddings that have been stealing my energy.... if you know Lori or Haws, tell them you've seen all their pictures and they are amazing! They'll be mad and happy at the same exact time...its a weird sensation to feel like that.

almost done w/my jamba juice... so good... things are tastier when their free... I wish I was a celeb... they get it ALL for free!!!

I put my watch on eBay last nite...yeah, I couldn't sleep at 3am.


The bid is still at $1... if you want it, go for it...its kind of an auction, so may the highest bidder bid highest and win!

Oh what the heck!!! I almost forgot something amazing!
Sunday July 22nd... FEED THE HOMELESS OF LBC!!! Wanna help? Yeah? you should, I NEED YOU!

I'll post more stuff tomorrow when I have a minute of freeness...

Thanks for ready all of my random candy... this blog shoulda been called "Daily Candy: Candy corn version" cuz its really a bundt cake.
Stay tuned for another Daily Candy!


P.S. "Lean like a Cholo" is over played in my studio... I barely like it, but I play it...what does that mean? Its some sort of psycology issue... maybe I'm really a cholo... wish I could collect a brown tan like one.
P.S.S Whats with Myspace SPAM these days? Are you all doing your part and clicking the "SPAM" button when you get them? Someone isn't reporting these cats and they're getting all up and on my inbox...lets end this people!

Monday, July 02, 2007

2 weddings, one weekend.

It was a busy busy weekend, Ira and I shot 2 weddings together.
I'm wishing I had a little time to recover tomorrow, but I have too much post production to do on a number of different shoots.
Both of these weddings were sick! Check them out.

Janeene and Serge (Rancho Los Lomas)
Haitian wedding.
Extremely hot day!
Growling tiger.
Plenty of stairs.
Beautiful full moon.
In-N-Out truck.
iPhone release day.

And today's wedding:

Joanne and Andrew (First Congregation LA and Ritz Carlton San Marino)

Fun Egyptian wedding.
Super hot day!
Bride w/ a Broken foot.
Cute wedding coordinator Assistant.
Commuting (Downey,LA,Pasadena)
Crazy Limo ride!
Amazing pictures.

By the looks of it, the kids weren't too into the wedding... thats how photographers have power. Power to show different emotions and showcase them... I wonder who else does stuff like this? Say the media maybe???