Just like a lot of photographers or touring crew, it’s really hard to find any good content at the moment, as we’re all staying home. I’m digging through old shoots trying to find any good pics that I haven’t already posted.... and this is only day 18 of lockdown for me :( #quarantinelife
I miss Venice beach!! The lock down is tough but it’s the right thing to do, so everyone stay home and wash your hands! Soon enough we’ll be back on the boardwalk / skatepark / roller disco I know how boring and hard it is staying entertained at home, but I find that being creative is the one thing that has always made me happy. So paint, write, draw, program, edit, record, dance, play instruments and share love and kindness with everyone you can ❤️
Ok this is the last #spaceibiza appreciation post for a while, still a few more posts in the archive but I realise these aren’t as interesting to people under 30 ha! Anyone remember Pete closing the terrace with ‘where the streets have no name’ #spacememories who else knows some epic final songs at space?
Let’s try that again! REPOST Part 2 of the @spaceibiza appreciation posts, seems a lot of people want to see what’s in my archive! So here’s a few more pics, I think this will be a 2 of 4 posts. Sucks not being able to do new photography right now but quarantine is the right thing to do... everyone STAY HOME! only go out side if it’s essential! Share any amazing space memories you have!! Some of the most unforgettable night I had were with @dannytenagliaofficial on the terrace at about 5 in the afternoon, @laurent_garnier playing the man with the red face on the terrace, @layoandbushwacka closing the discotecha... @djsashaofficial birthday on the terrace!
So when I was fresh out of high school I got a job working in Ibiza for 7 years, at the best club in the planet at the time #spaceibiza It is where I learnt everything about music and the industry and life in general. Looking back I feel so lucky to have been a small part of this award winning club. It was such an inspiring time and I still miss it greatly today. I witnessed so many of the greatest DJs of a generation who shaped my listening tastes. Here are a few pics from my archive that I took with my 2 megapixel powershot. It’s so funny looking back at my camera settings for these, 1 sec shutter ISO 50, what was I thinking ( probably auto mode ) god I wish I was a better photographer back then. If those walls could talk. I have a few more pics from 2003 but they’re terrible quality ... should I post them?? Comment if you want a few more old dj pics from space ibiza..... bonus point if you can name the mixer !
This is one of my last pics from london. So sad that my trip was cut short, thanks to flights being banned from Europe into USA. I spent about 15 years of my life living in london and it was lovely to see some old friends as I haven’t been back in about 3 years. Currently isolating myself home in LA, endlessly gazing out the window like a kid that wishes he was at the skate park. I have watched so much damn Netflix already I’m getting cabin fever....
This is a photo I took in #Tibet last year but it seems we are all wearing masks now. Crazy times we are living in, feels a little like the start of a really bad zombie movie. I luckily managed to get a flight change and get back from london earlier, just in time to avoid the Europe / UK travel ban that was just announced. So happy to be home in my apartment but worried about the weeks and months ahead. At first I was worried about work and money but now it seems that health and family are more important issues. So during this time I hope people don’t lose their shit at the supermarkets ... remember compassion, we are all in this together. It’s going to be a lot of time alone in isolation to reflect and realise the things that should be valued the most in this world. Sadly for me there won’t be much photography, or music tours. But we just have to be patient and wait for things to settle down. Stay safe everyone ❤️
I’ve always liked spending time in #Camden , to me it feels like one of the last places in london with some of the original london punk culture from the 70s and 80s. i had a much better day shooting there today, and found so many more amazing characters, punks, goths, indie kids and the freaks.... always feels like my people
Back in london after 3 years, it was a grey day... grey sky, grey buildings, rain, and lots of monochromatic people. It was tough to shoot such a gloomy day when I’m so used to perfect blue Californian skies and bright green palm trees. It’s strange being back here after so long away. The world has changed so much in the last few years. I spent about 15 years in london so it feels like an old part of my life and revisiting it is lovely but also makes me very happy that I have a new home now in California ❤️
The thing I really like about the skate park in Venice is that everyone is always really friendly and cool, whether it's girls or young kids or old guys, everyone is welcome here. I love seeing the super pro skaters, helping out the young kids who are still learning. Even as a photographer they're always really friendly to me and I always try shoot from a distance so I don't get in the way. I just love skate culture and I love shooting the skaters fashion of this era, I think even in 10 years looking back on these photos will be an interesting snapshot of the time #2020 #skateboard #skate #skateboarding #skatelife #venicebeach #skater #skatepark #skateordie #skateshop #skateboards #skateanddestroy #skateeverydamnday #streetwear #thrasher #skateboarder #fashion #skating #kickflip #losangeles #skatephotos #skatephotographer #streetculture #venicebeach #veniceskatepark #losangeles
I just discovered this area right by the Santa Monica Pier, where each weekend lots of gymnasts, tumblers, slack line walkers and even circus trapeze artists go! I somehow managed to miss this place because it’s not in Venice but hidden near the pier. I posted a few more pics in my story this week but super cool and some of these guys are amazingly talented! #streetphotography_bw #bnw_captures #bnw #bwphotography #bnwphotography #bwphoto #streetphotography_bw #Insta_bw #Blacknwhite_perfection #Bnw_captures #Bnw_life #streetst #streetphoto #insta_bw #insta_pick_bw #storyofthestreet #streetshared #streetphotographers #streetxstory #streetphotographyinternational #gymnastics #santamonicabeach
#skateboard #skate #skateboarding #skatelife #venicebeach #skater #skatepark #skateordie #skateshop #skateboards #skateanddestroy #skateeverydamnday #streetwear #thrasher #skateboarder #fashion #skating #kickflip #losangeles #skatephotos #skatephotographer #streetculture #venicebeach #veniceskatepark #losangeles
I spent so long trying to get this one, waiting for the right moment of the sun, the area behind to be clear of people, and the right skater to get some good air.... not a perfect shot but I still like it. The sunset down here is always worth hanging out for. #skateboard #skate #sk #skateboarding #skatelife #venicebeach #skater #skatepark #skateordie #longboard #skateshop #skateboards #skateanddestroy #skateeverydamnday #streetwear #life #thrashermag #skateboarder #fashion #skating #skatecrunch #kickflip #losangeles #skatephotos #skatephotographer #culture
Most people don't know this but all through high school, I played basketball and even won the Division 2 mens championship in my area. The NBA in the 90s was everything to me. I was a huge Charlotte Hornets fan until the team got moved. Grandmama and Alonzo FTW #streetphotography_bw #bnw_captures #bnw #bwphotography #bnwphotography #bwphoto #streetphotography_bw #Insta_bw #Blacknwhite_perfection #Bnw_captures #Bnw_life #streetst #streetphoto #insta_bw #insta_pick_bw #storyofthestreet #streetshared #streetphotographers #venicebeach #streetball #streethoops
another day in paradise #venicebeach #skateboard #skate #skateboarding #skatelife #venicebeach #skater #skatepark #skateordie #skateshop #skateboards #skateanddestroy #skateeverydamnday #streetwear #thrasher #skateboarder #fashion #skating #kickflip #losangeles #skatephotos #skatephotographer #streetculture #veniceskatepark #losangeles
Sunday’s at Venice beach, are the best day of the week, roller disco, drum circles, skate park, muscle beach... best vibes always at the roller disco, tune after tune after tune. Took over 1000 photos yesterday so slowly getting through the edits but this is by far my favourite photo of the day, could have been taken in 1985 #iconic #venicebeach #venicebeachrollerdisco #venicebeachcalifornia #venicebeachrollerskaters #streetphotography #blackandwhitephoto #bnwphotography #streetphoto_bnw
This month I’m going to be spending some time at #veniceskatepark #venicebeach it’s one of my favourite places to shoot that’s always buzzing with vibrant culture. I always end up focusing on the skate park because part of me wishes I was out there skating too. I was so heavily into skate culture when I was younger and I miss skating all the time but I can still appreciate the skills, and my admiration for the art of skating. Little known fact about me is my first ever tattoo I got on my 18th birthday is a @worldindustries mascot 😉
“Average is unacceptable” Yesterday I met one of my artistic heros @futuradosmil A New York icon and graffiti legend. If you don’t know about Futura then know your history of the art forms. In the 70 and 80s he was tagging New York alongside Harring and Basquiat... when tagging trains was the pinnacle of art. I had so many questions and he was very kind and generous with his time, but I was a little star struck. It’s a dream that one day I would own a print or in a crazy world even an original piece of his, but instead I stay inspired and keep creating in my own way, THANK YOU for inspiring @futuradosmil