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The beginnings of a War

I’m not sure really what just happened… 4 days ago I had an idea, and the people pictured below made that vision come alive tonight. It was the beginning of what will be a campaign to drive the next stage of development and production for Night Is Electric, a band I’ve been a fan of for so long, and now have to opportunity to help out with as they work towards a new frontier. I’m thankful and fortunate to have their support, passion, and participation in the vision for their campaign. Stay tuned for more in the near future.

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Gabes in Iowa City

Day six of the tour with Bailiff was technically an off day, so day six is really day seven. Regardless of which day it actually was, the sixth show on Bailiff’s early 2015 tour was at Gabes in Iowa City, Iowa. A cozy an intimate venue with a lot of character which pleasantly surprised me by bringing out a great crowd on a early week night. We met so many new friends, and even had some folks from the local college radio station promote and attend the event. Despite Ren, breaking his snare this was one of my favorite shows from the tour. As you can see, some of us (Owen) needed some serious sleep at this point in the tour…

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Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA

Day five of the Bailiff tour took us to Des Moines, IA as I’m sure you already figured out. They guys played a venue called, Vaudeville Mews and I apologize for not taking very many pictures…

At this point in our trip, I came to the realization that I should probably shoot some video as well. As I set out for this trip with a camera in tow, if we are being honest with each other, I didn’t really have a game plan or a strategy for what I wanted to shoot. This whole tour with Baliff was really just a chance for me to get away for a bit, get to know the guys better, and help out any way I could. Beyond, taking a camera along, I really had zero game plan for what I wanted to shoot. Here are a couple of the shots from that show.

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Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE

Day three of the Bailiff tour brought us to Lincoln, NE. The 2nd state on the tour in which I’d never visited before, the first being, Kansas. One thing about Lincoln I can say for sure, is that the folks there are working really hard to build, create, and encourage an art and music scene. In the short time we were there, I got to see several up in coming bars, venues, and meet some of the folks pour their time into that city. I also learned to never pull a conversion van into a tight alley and attempt a 90 point turn around simply to make loading in and out of the venue more convenient. Oh, the things you learn on the road. Here are some shots from the historic Zoo Bar

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The ride to work

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Bucket O’ Chicken

Remind me to limit the number of photo shoots I work that involve food. The whole time we were working I couldn’t stop by stomach from growling and my mouth from watering! Who knew you could get a bucket of Tyson chicken this tasty at Walmart

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Eternal Youth Co

Not too long ago, I was blessed to be apart of the planning, development, and photography for my great friend Evan Perigo’s brain child, Eternal Youth Co.
(Ok, I wasn’t too heavily involved but those photo shoots took some serious work!)
It’s been years, thousands of hours, and many sleepless nights in the making. Debuted just a few months ago, the release of his inaugural fall line, he has really captured the essence of the midwest culture and free spirited heartbeat of today’s youth.

I’m not only proud and completely blown away by his talent, vision, and the intentionality of his brand, I am extremely excited to see the world grab ahold of these amazing products. It’s been inspiring to hear and see people recognize the brand’s detail and desire to inspire the youth culture of today. Take a few minutes to read Highlight Magazines interview of Eternal Youth Co‘s Owner, Director, and Photographer, Evan Perigo, on Page 8.

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Foster The People of Nashville

Just a few weeks ago my friend Evan Perigo mentioned he had an extra ticket to the Foster the People show in Nashville, TN. I am not one to turn down the opportunity to go see one of the best new bands out right now, so of course with no hesitation I said I’d go.

Aside from going to the show, we wanted to go visit some friends who we hadn’t seen in awhile, so we packed up my Volkswagen and headed down to the music city.

Upon arrival in Nashville we met up with our friend Kyle who was nice enough to let us crash at his house while we were in town. For the next few days we did whatever we could think of, toured the Corsair Artisan Distillery , ate at some amazing restaurants, caught up with some newly made friends, and went to a couple local shows, one which was at a really cool place called The Family Wash.

This road trip wouldn’t have been complete had there not been some unexpected problems. The night we went to The Family Wash we had just finished touring the Corsair Artisan Distillery. While there we took the liberty to wonder around the other parts of the building. In the midst of the building being renovated crumbled bricks and paint sprayed walls made for some fun exploration. Nonetheless, as we wondered around looking for trouble Evan whipped out his camera and took a couple random snapshots.

I’m telling you this is because afterwards we went inside and sampled a couple beers but had to leave cause they were closing up shop. We then decided to head over to the venue in East Nashville and catch a few local acts. The only problem is that on the way over I discovered, I left my drivers license at the distillery. This made for a small, ok medium sized, headache and no more beverages for the rest of the evening. Bummed, yet not willing to let this ruin the night we decided to go back the next day and look for it. Determined to find it, we made our way back to the distillery and found my I.D. underneath the table we were sitting at. Relieved and ready to leave Nashville with a bang we re-grouped at Kyles place and ended our time there at a place called The Paterson house. This is my all time favorite place to grab a drink while there and would recommend to make special arrangements to visit next time you’re down that way.

The trip home, which always seems longer then the way down, was pretty uneventful. Aside from the removal of clothing as the ole VW doesn’t have AC, we made it back safe. Overall a great trip and I’m looking forward to returning soon.

Thanks to Evan, Kyle, Tal, Darren (who was a bit under the weather), and Marisa for the memories.

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A Portrait of Christ

A timely video from artist Jeremy Cowart.

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