Archive for October, 2010

three . six . five [33] Break It Down

three . six . five [33] Break It Down

Last night I took my son to Gordon Commons on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. My mission tonight: Meet up with the UW Breakers; get to know the local b-boys and b-girls and get a feel for the current state of the culture in Madison, and also to expose my son, Atraiu, to [...]


three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

If you go to shows in Madison you’ve likely found yourself at the Barrymore Theatre at one point or another. This historical Madison venue was called “the Eastwood” from 1920′s  to the 1980′s when it was rescued, refurbished and renamed. Over the century, the Barrymore has hosted everything from music and movies, to parties and puppetshows, and [...]


three . six . five [31] Ninja Creepies

three . six . five [31] Ninja Creepies

I’m not sure where she gets all her energy, but my sister changes her décor with the season, so going into her place is like seeing a new Pier 1 display every time I visit! It’s now Halloween and she has added all sorts of neat little touches to her home for the scary season. [...]


three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me

I LOVE taking macro shots. Entering the small world with a higher magnification lens is like entering an entirely new universe. When I am at home and I want to take Macro shots I normally don’t need to leave my property to find any subject matter; generally I don’t even have to leave my house [...]


three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

Last night I decided that I would “disconnect” myself for the weekend. This meant no social networking, no Facebook and Twitter, no email. This was incredibly hard to do, considering my iPhone 4 keeps me connected ALL THE TIME. Being the only device I carry around with me it was hard not to answer or [...]


three . six . five [28] Combs Studio

three . six . five [28] Combs Studio

(EDIT: Just realized I didn’t publish this on Friday! Oops!) Left work early today for a couple appointments, one of which was a long needed haircut. I usually will go though a cycle of shaving my head, grow it for 6 months, then shave it again. In the “growing” period of the six months I’m [...]


three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

I spent the past couple of days trying to get some Autumn themed shots, but couldn’t take anything that seperated me from the rest. Running into somewhat of a creative rut, and aside from my personal projects, I’m having a hard time trying to find myself in my images. This 365 project is forcing me to [...]


three . six . five [25] Do Work

three . six . five [25] Do Work

There has been a repair crew working around my office building for the past month or so. I posted an HDR photo of this rig a couple weeks ago here. These guys work long hours in the heat, cold or whatever Autumn this year decides to bring. And I have to hand it to them [...]


three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

Last night I headed over to Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar around the US. The occasion was three-fold; celebrate the day my wife and I first met, a friends birthday, and to watch Randy Moss in his first game back with the Vikings (what happened last night Brent Favré?). It was a fun night, and I [...]


three . six . five [23] Atraiu’s Dilema

three . six . five [23] Atraiu's Dilema

My son always makes me laugh. I saw him running around trying to find something, and when he found what he was looking for I saw him pacing back and forth with this BIG dilemma. So I talked to him to ask what the problem was, and as it turns out, he was upset because [...]


three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

(This post is a day late) Yesterday, I had an engagement shoot for Marcy and Kevin and they decided to bring along their two daughters Alexia and Arianna to include them in some of the photos. Ill save the details of the engagement shoot for a separate post, but I couldn’t help posting these images [...]


three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

I spent the part of the weekend at parents place and hung out with the nephews and kids. We decided to clean up the leaves in my parents yard, it was fun putting everything in a huge pile then messing it up again! (isn’t that why we rake leaves?)  The kids had a great time, [...]


three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

Went around Madison doing taking some more shots and footage for my sisters ‘Bulletproof’ project. I still don’t have too many details about this, but so far it seems to be for a vow renewal ceremony she is planning for later in the year.  The theme is “Bulletproof”. My younger brother primarily shot footage, but I was [...]


Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

This past summer I was given the opportunity to photograph a 2-day wedding for a close friend. The first day, a traditional Laotian Ceremony called a “Su-Kwan” was held, I blogged about it here. It was an intimate and spiritual gathering and it was nice to experience something different. On the second day, a more [...]


three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

For the past several years I’ve worked with Ultratec, Inc. They are a manufacturer of specially designed telephones for the deaf and hard of hearing. Their sister company, CapTel, Inc. provides the service for these special phones. The CapTel phone is designed to receive real time captions of a conversation, enabling the CapTel user to see and [...]


three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

In the spirit of Haloween, I photoshopped my eldest daughter Camiya into a Samara look-alike. My son Atraiu saw the image and says “I want a ‘scawee’ face too!” I couldnt resist! (Samara is the cutie from the horror movie “The Ring”) This was a little more challenging as my son is to darn cute [...]


three . six . five [017] Shooting for the Stars

three . six . five [017] Shooting for the Stars

Yes, I’ve been putting up posting the past couple of days, and I feel REALLY guilty. But, I have been keeping busy shooting for both this project (and others!) as well as finishing some images from the last wedding. Hopefully over the next couple of days I’ll be ready to share some of the things I’m [...]


three . six . five [016] My Daughter’s Gone Goth

three . six . five [016] My Daughter's Gone Goth

My kids will always be my favorite models, they are cute, photogenic and make for great subjects for candid photography. I find myself always using them to try out new techniques or to test out new angles or poses. Naturally, impatience will get the best of them on occasion, but for the most part they are always [...]


three . six . five [015] Bulletproof

three . six . five [015] Bulletproof

I am working with my sister on one of her evil genius plans (projects), this one is called “Bulletproof“. I don’t have a lot of details about the project yet, but I will be sure to update as I get more information. Today we shot at Garver’s Feed Mill, a long abandoned building in Madison, WI. The [...]


Jill + Ashton: Su-Kwan Ceremony

Jill + Ashton: Su-Kwan Ceremony

The Baci ceremony, also knows as “Su-kwan” is an indigenous Southeast Asian ritual. Predominant in Thailand and Laos this ancient and traditional ceremony is held for various occassions.  “Su-kwan” can be interpreted to mean “calling of the soul”. It’s main purpose is the binding of one’s personal spirits to the person, and also serves as a  means [...]


three . six . five [014] A Spark

three . six . five [014] A Spark

Sometimes all it takes is a little spark. Mind you, there is usually a catalyst and other factors involved that help generate the spark, but from that little spark can come a raging fire. With art, it typically all starts with one little idea- an inkling. Sometimes even, it comes from a  little bit of [...]