I was mostly frazzled all day, this is the bare bones of what I was able to shoot.
I woke up excited and got all gussied up in some nice jacket Deanna had got for me a while back.
When I opened my front door to drive up to LA this is what I saw. Fires had erupted not far from my house and a black wall of smoke was slouching towards the ocean...
The smoke was a dark grey orange. I hope Billy Marks is OK out there in Corona!
We started off with a book signing, That is Matt Leines
signing his new book
there next to me. And that is loveley Betsy from the gallery selling books like hotcakes.
A closer view of Matt Leines at work signing his book...
And this is May who was working at the gallery modeling the Templeton RVCA shirt made just for the exhibition. Sweet times.
This is Dave. His wife just had a baby, and he was awesome enough to drive up to see the show!
He works with my picture framer Dick McCoy, and basically framed all of the 250 photos and drawings on the walls... The dude is epic.
This is Dave Naz
and his signifigant other Oriana
sandwiching Deanna and me...
Then Neil Patrick Harris
showed up with his handsome boyfreind David Burtka
and couldn't stop talking about Deanna's vagina.
Lets do a bad-ass one!
was there holding the newest hot off the presses ANP Quarterly magazine
showed up! Whoa! Brendan
had a mini meltdown over him, it was super sweet.
A random shot of the opening as it was starting to wind down a bit.
became a collector!
took some photos for me...
The place was packed!
Some views of the evening...
A close up...
A close up of one of the big heads...
Amber, Allison, and Janean were all smiles.
A view askew.
The crowd was a rowdy mix. Both art-damaged weirdos and skater-kids. I loved it.
This man wasn't satisfied with the nudity on the walls, he was scoping out the young ladies...
Afterward, we ducked out to a local restaurant and got some (vegan) dessert. Look how stoked I am!
Salty chocolate torte with soy-milk foam. So good. The waiter thought it was my birthday and kept saying happy birthday to me, I just said, "Thanks!"
It was an amazing night. Thanks to all who came, and to all the well wishers. I appreciate it so much.
Thanks to Deanna and all the wonderful people at Roberts and Tilton
. Support the arts! Go see shows!
Lots of Photos from the opening at Supertouch.com
Some other peoples recaps:
The Skateboard Mag
Daily du Jour