News From February 2012

The absence of color or timeframe.

Some images from around 7 years ago. Many locations.
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Deanna is often cold, especially in Paris during winter.
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Sittard, Netherlands, a small town with a cool art museum.
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My show at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 2005.
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"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"The circumstances of life became my antlers and prevented me from returning home." -Georg Solti
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"Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid." -Rodney Dangerfield
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"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'." -Friedrich Nietzsche
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"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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"In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms." -Felix Marti-Ibanez
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Ashley Macomber - See her artwork at Family right now.
Posted February 29th, 2012 by This is not a test, This is not a test.
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Supermodels Os Gemeos

The night after Terrywood opened this happened. It was a heavy art weekend.
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Os Gemeos themselves.
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Darryl from The Luggage Store, the Twins, and a guy, and then this guy.
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The Twins' shoes had some face time with the Toy Machine Socks.
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If you are in LA, check this show out.
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There is probably at least one supermodel in this crowd shot.
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Holy shit, how do you see Paris Hilton two nights in a row?
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Marsea from New Image, and Deanna hang out with their new homegirl, Paris the heiress.
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Some crochet by Os Gemeos' mom.
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Big ass paintings.
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Outside The Dill and The Dollin were holding court.
Posted February 27th, 2012 by So much driving, and also couch sitting.
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Crowd Behavior + Terry Richardson

Deanna and I pushed through the throngs to see the Terrywood show last night.
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Alexis Ross and Aaron Rose by the "Terry's" awards.
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Terry with this guy.
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Each time a new person walked over by Terry a pose-fest would start and every camera in the room had to crash in.
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Look how nuts this is getting.
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A mosh-pit almost started.
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Arto Saari lives a few blocks away.
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Rick Rubin congratulated Terry too.
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Scotty Copalman? Yeah.
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Some nice women who happen to be skate-related: Frankie Rayder (dating Alex Olsen), Nina Long (married to Spanky) and Heathermary Jackson (mother of Mark Gonz's son.)
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May Anderson, Braydon, and Frankie.
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Here's my crappy shot of James Franco as the guy in the background laughs at me trying to get a spy shot. Busted!
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This young woman forgot to put on her bra.
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Here is my shitty shot of Lindsay Lohan.
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The crowd patterns were interesting. Where ever Terry was the room was packed and hot with a constant triple layer of photolurkers waiting for the next celeb to congratulate TR. I missed Pam Anderson!
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On the way out we ran into Chris Johanson.
Posted February 25th, 2012 by Mobs of Hipsters.
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Pixel Pubes from my Digitalia

Some recent digi-cam images shared for no good reason.
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Kevin on the evening of the premiere of the film by Craig Stecyk that he edited, FIN.
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Tree and Kevin after the hubbub was over and we were loitering on the mean streets of Costa Mesa.
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"Simplicity is the glory of expression." -Walt Whitman
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"I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming." -Mitch Hedberg
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"Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture." -Ken Auletta
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"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche
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Look at these young people.
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"Review your work. You will find, if you are honest, that 90% of the trouble is traceable to loafing." -Ford Frick
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Someone is getting stabbed!
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Creative loitering with custom made and imprinted milk crates designed by Stecyk and paid for by Hurley, oh the art!
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"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool." -Carl Jung
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"All disgust is originally disgust at touching." -Walter Benjamin
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Some drunks docked at our drift station.
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And a bottle of white wine was bestowed upon us.
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Exhale and pass the cancer along to your loved ones.
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Twirly whirly through the city of ages. Grant is in the Philippines right now.
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Taking your white wine stalefish is the skater way.
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Bottoms up and you don't feel pain.
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"...Number two, we are breaking our curfew..."
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This guy was following some girls to a bar in hopes of getting laid. At least that's what he said.
Posted February 24th, 2012 by Power to the Pubis
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Lurching through London

Our feet propel us trod by trod along the tarmac soaking up images.
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Leave your precious items outside, no kids allowed in this store.
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Exactly.
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"The only time I have problems is when I sleep." -Tupac Shakur
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"I like the tube more than the NY subway though, you've got cushioned seats." -Neil Patrick Harris
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Beware walking down this street, your respect is in jeopardy.
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"Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne." -Robert Green Ingersoll
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"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." -James Whistler
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Vyner street, East End of London.
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"In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows." -Woody Allen
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Smoking indoors? This must have been 2005.
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"Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones." -Stephen Ambrose
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There are no good mongers in the USA.
Posted February 23rd, 2012 by One-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater.
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Famous skate crash caught.

Anyone remember this famous mid-air collision?



This is Pat Duffy and Gonz, Wembley Stadium, London, 1997.
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Well I was right there with my Olympus XA camera and caught the crash milliseconds before impact. I wish I had shot it just a tad later during impact. I must be standing right next to the filmer of that footage. This is a super shitty scan from a proof sheet. I'll get a nice clean hi-res scan of the negative for the book I'm working on.
Posted February 21st, 2012 by YEah, that was crazy.
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The Divine Comedy

As seen through photographs, mostly shot in Huntington Beach, but some in LA or the desert. One is pretty old.
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Through the things these affluent douche-bags throw away I cobble together my existence.
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"The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity." -Max Beerbohm
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The yellow dot of modesty. Yours truly at a younger and skinnier form.
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"It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness." -Ninon de Lenclos
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"Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are." -Muhammad Ali
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Peel off sticker to see half-chub.
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"I wonder what that half-chub looks like?"
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"Am I eating chicken or tuna?" -Jessica Simpson
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"They're talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that's used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can't even smoke in bed." -Bill Maher
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"I think it's a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger." -Jane Kaczmarek
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Double mom-grab!
Posted February 20th, 2012 by Again I wonder why even put these out into the world?
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Laguna Beach, California

On a random winters day...
Posted February 18th, 2012 by His artwork is not my cup of tea.
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Polaroid 665 nudes

Censored for your protection.
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Shot these about a year ago using some of the Polaroid 665 film I have stashed.
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"I always thought, because America is supposed to be the land of the free, nudity would be part of the norm over there, but it isn't. It's surprising." -Mark Roberts
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"I don't just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won't do nudity ever." -Alicia Silverstone
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"We didn't realize that our shadows would be so obvious so when she walked into her living room and saw the shapes of three unknown people standing on her balcony she  started freaking because uhh who wouldn't if they saw something like that?" -Ashley Baluyut
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"To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man." -Golda Meir
Posted February 16th, 2012 by Censored for further enjoyment?
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Something to waste a bit of time on.

Fritter away some of your moments ingesting these images. Digest them, leave a comment. It's a bit better than watching some bad TV.
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My sweetie, my Valentine.
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"Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money, and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to is money-that's the business they're in- making money." -Ian MacKaye
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“Skateboarding doesn't make you a skateboarder; not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder." -Lance Mountain
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"Love is being stupid together." -Paul Valery
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"Dude, I never went to school or anything, I just asked people a million questions, just be annoying about it." -Alex Olson
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"Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim." -Alphonse de Lamartine
Posted February 15th, 2012 by OK enough procrastinating.
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Wisconsin in Winter

The winter of 2005 for my brother's wedding.
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Milwaukee, WI
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"I'm really white trash." -George Clooney
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"Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples." -Jiddu Krishnamurti
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"I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place." -Steven Wright
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"Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset." -Clare Boothe Luce
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"I have never seen snow and do not know what winter means." -Duke Kahanamoku
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"Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra" -John Goodman
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"I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable, from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive." -Archie Shepp
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“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” -Christopher Hitchens
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“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?” -Christopher Hitchens
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"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." -Bill Vaughan

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." -Howard Zinn
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“Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” -Christopher Hitchens
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"The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted February 13th, 2012 by And I doubt much has changed.
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More Recent Color Images

From around the Huntington Beach pier.
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"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." -Isaac Newton
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I zoomed in a bit on this one...
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Lean into your screen and see the HB pier from afar.
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"You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me." -Anthony Kiedis
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"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about." -Newt Gingrich
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"Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues closest to where the phone is held." -National Cancer Institute
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"As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It's an isolated city in that respect because you're driving to places alone listening to the radio." -Jason Schwartzman
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"I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs." -Mitch Hedberg
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Photographed from both sides?
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"A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life." -Robertson Davies
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"Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned." -Ignazio Silone
Posted February 9th, 2012 by After this going back to shitty proof sheet scans
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Recent Color Photography.

The HB pier is our hotspot as of late.
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"Lemme read your palm, it says that you should lose your virginity soon."
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"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough." -Larry David
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One of my early photos was of this guy preaching downtown. Fast forward 20+ years, he's still here.
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I need to get my grandma one of these hi-tech walkers.
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Austin and Josh!
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You don't normally see a passed out guy on the pier...
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"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." -Gloria Steinem
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"Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me." -John Lennon
Posted February 8th, 2012 by The singer who is terrible at singing, please.
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Some people and times caught on film.

Times from the year 2005.
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Sydney, Australia. (using the Olympus XA)
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Sydney, OZ, asleep at the wheel.
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Ian Mackaye during The Evens show in LA.
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The church my brother Matt was married in. Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin. Look at this asshole.
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Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina, San Diego.
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The Evens play in San Diego.
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Thomas Campbell at my house making some last minute painting changes for the Beautiful Losers show.
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Cheryl Dunn holds someone's child at the Beautiful Losers opening in Orange County.
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Barry McGee working on his installation at the Beautiful Losers, Orange County.
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Deanna Templeton with fellow photographer Ari Marcopolous.
Posted February 6th, 2012 by Why can't I walk down a street?
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A few shots from the Eswic mini-tour.

On the drive back from Vegas...
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Riveting coverage of my shoes. (last night at the skatepark I tweaked both knees, and then a few minutes later fell headlong into the vertical barred fence, raking my dome across 3 or 4 rungs. Golf ball lump. I drove home to ice my old crusty body.)
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Elvis all the way home.
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"You bros want some more Elvis or what?"
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Jimmy fast and loose.
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Leo and Jimmy joining forces during Real American.
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There were at least 3 dudes in the car ready to dock... Burnett was not one of them.
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"Oh shit, is that Ed's Leica?"
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Immediate stop, can't make it one more block. Take that Covina.
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Rock Star/SOTY style is how Leo rolls.
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The story will be better told by Thrasher...
Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Look to Burnout or Thrasher Mag for the goods.
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