Monday, August 23, 2010

Shalom Israel! (Part 1)

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"The Modern Day Exodus"

Well, here it is, finally...the first post from my travels in Israel. Photos are by no means chronological. More to come as time permits! Enjoy.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Lydia Finale: A Goodbye & Farewell Tour

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Only one original Lydia member, Leighton Antelman, appeared at the Marquis Tuesday night to play, what would be, Denver's last engagement with the Arizona indie rock outfit. Antleman, accompanied by Craig Taylor, drummer of four years, Matt Funderburk, bass, and Matt Keller, keyboard, created an ambiance that had the entire front row of ladies with stars in their eyes. Having been formed in 2003, "The Lydia Finale: A Goodbye & Farewell Tour" will sadly bring Lydia to an official conclusion in the next couple of weeks.

Antleman addresses the band's break-up on their myspace page by saying, "This has been something I’ve been thinking about for quite some time now and it’s just the right place and time for me to move on to other things and projects." He makes it clear that the decision had nothing to do with the band's musical output and that the new album "Assailants" is the best music the band ever has released.

Surprised at his admirer's familiarity with the lyrics, Antleman kicked it old school and performed many songs off of Lydia's first album "This December; It's One More and I'm Free." In addition to several tunes from "Illumiate," their second album, the four delivered their newest material from "Assailants" with fervor and bare feet.

Before exiting the stage, Antleman gave a farewell wave to Lydia's fans, a small, but sentimental moment. Some may even go as far as to say a single tear fell down his cheek...

Okay, I made that part up.

Anyway, goodbye Lydia! You've done us well.

TO SEE MORE PHOTOS CHECK OUT THE DENVER POST REVERB BLOG!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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I had the privilege of shooting Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Wednesday night, and it. was. AWESOME. This show was one of the most energetic and unique performances I have ever seen. If you get a chance to check them out, do it!

Here are some of my photos from the night, but please check out the Denver Post Reverb Blog where many more photos sit in a pretty little slideshow! Also, if you haven't heard of this band, take a gander at the link below...that be their hit song!

Home by EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS

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AND, for the exclusive photo not found on the Reverb Blog...Busted...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bonjourno Roma!

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I recently embarked on a two-week journey to the Holy Land...Israel. On the way there we had a short day and a half layover in Rome, which was the perfect break from flying...although the jet-lag had me up at 4 a.m. If I weren't a photographer I probably would have been upset about this, but since I am, I looked forward to seeing Rome before the tourists hit the streets. It is pretty rare to approach the Coliseum when nobody else is around...quite a treat actually.

Anyway, I have decided to break up the posts from this trip since I have so many photos from it. This little portion are my photos from Rome. Stay tuned for Israel!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Vy + Andy Wedding

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Vy and Andy were married in June. The families, coming from differing backgrounds (Vy: Vietnamese and Andy: American), split the ceremony and reception to accommodate both traditions. The ceremony was held in Vy's home and incorporated all Vietnamese wedding traditions. The reception took place at Christies of Genesee, where the Americans broke it down on the dance floor. Here's a little sample from the day.

If you know anyone who needs a wedding photographer, send them my way!!

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