fuel city

October 25, 2010

I have been shooting an ongoing slideshow project showcasing different taco places for the Dallas Observer. Today I photographed Fuel City, and I found something extraordinary in the field nearby. Check out last week’s photos from Rusty Taco.


Wednesday, October 20, I had the pleasure of photographing Mr. Stevens in concert for the Dallas Observer. Sufjan is an extremely talented musician…and he can body roll. He won’t end up on any Beyonce dance videos, but he would definitely get some numbers throwing shapes in London. It was such an entertaining show, and I’ve been listening to his newest album, “Age of Adz,” since it’s release in late September, and have greatly enjoyed this new energy. Sufjan was hilarious on stage, describing the show as, “Andrew Lloyd Webber meets Grease meets Tron meets Sesame Street–fun for the whole family.”


I recently photographed Ashley Castle for her Arbonne promos and publicity pieces. She is so young and successful!


Dress Responsibly Lookbook | Workers

The “Worker” issue celebrates the people who toil, as our lead essay suggests, “Behind The Seams.” Our staff writers profiled a seamstress, a pattern maker, a milliner, a cobbler, a textile designer, and a design educator, describing each person’s background and their craft. Foreign Policy Digest writer Mahanth Joishy discusses the darker side of the fashion industry in “Sweat Equity,” a piece on child sweatshop labor in South Asia that is beautifully illustrated by artist Christopher Cunetto. Peruse our program summary to see how FFP is working with Kiva around the world to provide micro-loans and opportunities to artisans in Uganda, Praguay and Peru. “ManMade” is our first ever all-male ethical fashion editorial photographed by Michael Dumlao and featuring the styling of Will Lawry, the fashion designs of Bill Johnson, and words on bespoke style by Patrick Peterson. “Artisan Style” by Shannon Kielty and photographed by Sara Kerens outlines ways to incorporate handicrafts into one’s wardrobe.

Stylist: Kandida Bradbury, H/M: Jocelyn Lopez, Models: Kassia and Erin

brunch is good for you

September 28, 2010

I recently photographed two local Dallas restaurants that have diverse menus and style. Brunch is one of their specialties. Smoke has one of the best Mimosas that I’ve had (and I like champagne, and yes, you can mess up a mimosa if you don’t put enough champagne in it- I like to go with 2.5 parts champagne, and .5 part orange juice). I recommend ordering the Heavy Handed Blueberry & House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes with Vanilla Poached Apricots and Cream. I don’t need to explain why. La Grange, located in the heart of Deep Ellum, also has a great brunch showcase with their Eggs Benedict and leak hash. I would go with their sno cone to drink. Yes. It is a sno cone with alcohol.

Smoke, 901 Ft.Worth Avenue

Broiled Raw Sugar Grapefruit with Cheese Grits‐Hominy Casserole & Toast

Mescal & Key Lime Meringue Pie with Margarita Jam

Homemade Liquors

Heavy Handed Blueberry & House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes with Vanilla Poached Apricots and Cream

La Grange, 2704 Elm Street

Texas Eggs Benedict

Biscuits & Gravy

La Grange Breakfast, 2 eggs any style & leek hash with choice of bacon or sausage links served with toast & jam

Music to go with your food.

Buttermilk Pancakes

JC Experience Burrito, scrambled eggs with bell peppers, diced onion & jack cheese in a jalapeño tortilla served with leek hash

D Magazine recently published some work of mine on the Annex house here in Dallas. Richie Sullivan wrote an article covering the history of the house show venue. Check out the magazine for full article and photos.

when music found a home in east dallas

Check out this week’s feature for the Dallas Observer by Andrea Grimes. Not only for the fabulous writing and in depth view of what is happening in Oak Cliff, but for the photos!