Skip to content

Late Night Tales – Trentemøller

July 18, 2011

A vintage mix from the future.

I finally picked up Trentemøller’s Late Night Tales album. I’ve followed various LNT releases over the years and this one is really amazing. It’s truly eclectic in the finest way. Trentemøller is generally known for his electronic surf grunge, but in this mix he gives doses of indie ballads from artists like M. Ward, The Black Angels, and Thee Oh Sees, and then places them beside classics from Velvet Underground, Jacqueline Taieb, and Nick Cave. Don’t worry, he’s also included some chest thumping beats from Chimes & Bells and his own Trentemøller collection.

Of course I brought samples:

Lay of the Land

July 17, 2011

Noriko Furunishi

Ori Gersht

Soo Kim

Walter Niedermayr

A Group Show at Angles Gallery.

Took a quick artwalk through Culver City last night and checked out some pieces old and new on exhibition. Each room at Angles Gallery contains selected works by the aforementioned artists above and they fit perfectly within the space…of our living room.

See for yourself until September 3rd.

Angles Gallery

2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90034

REI Goodies

July 14, 2011


Hydrated and Headlamped.

So yeah, like I was saying earlier…I went to REI and scored these 2 very rad items for survival purposes in dark parking lots and many moments parched in the summer heat.

REI Nalgene Bottle

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Into The Woods

July 6, 2011

Untouched land is a beautiful thing to capture.

I’ve always been in love with images of crisp trees, canopies, forest landings, fog, dirt roads, snow-capped pines, and the unknown wilderness. It’s only a matter of time before I splice this side of nature into my cinematography. There has always been a clear motif of nature in my work, yet I would like to expand my depth of nature and include more vast landscapes like these into my work. Which reminds me, I think I’m going to stop by REI and get some outdoors goodies. Please click on the photos to check out the source pages for each artist’s work. They’re brilliant.





Essential Everyday

June 30, 2011

J. Crew’s Slim Broken-in Pocket tees are essential to my daily nutrition…

So I guess I have a little malnutrition.

Haley’s Art Show At Pop

June 26, 2011

Painted antlers and baked mini deer heads galore!

My buddy Haley had an opening at Pop Gallery in Culver City on Friday night. By the time I caught the end of the show there was a flurry of red dots on the walls. Success!

Haley Ann Robinson

Baxter Beard Comb

June 23, 2011

A beard is sacred in this house. A combed beard is what keeps the birds out.

Beard Comb by Baxter of California

Need Supply Co.

Other Lives – Tamer Animals

June 23, 2011

I picked up Other Lives’ previous album over a year ago and I thought it was pretty good, but when my buddy Jenn gifted me their newest release, I discovered a band more composed, with more variety, and a deeper sound. I’ve yet to go a day without turning a few tunes off Tamer Animals since.

Here are the first 3 songs of the album. Enjoy.

1.Dark Horse

2. As I Lay My Head Down

3. For 12

When to Get Away

June 22, 2011
tags: , , ,

I have less than 2 months before I start AFI and I’ve yet to think of a good summer getaway.

Where should we go? Thoughts?

Last summer we went to Cape Cod and that’s pretty hard to top. I don’t have a valid passport or money, so it should be something within the country. Maybe I’ll just build a fort and imagine I’m able to go somewhere nice. Faye’s going to SF today until Friday. I’m jealous, but I’m sure I will try and get up there before the big 8/18 apocalypse.

Things Kept Invisible

June 21, 2011

Since I ventured into unemployment last fall, I’ve had very little to say for the things that inspire me. When I post, I’ll usually state a disclaimer about why I’ve been a bad blogger, share one small thought, and then disappear again… Now it’s 6 months into 2011 and the front page still has posts from 2010. That’s bad.

My lady Faye tells me that I helped inspire her to start her blog, you are the river. Her site is now one of the top design blogs in the scene, and yet I still don’t post on my own. I just need to find ways to share things in my life with interesting candor. Faye is an interior designer, and a darn good one at that. She posts for the eyes of other female bloggers, fashionistas, and home-lovers, but she has her niche: something that I’ve yet to grasp  for Peace Invisible.

So with adjustment, I look at what I am, who I am, where I’m going, and what could possibly be interesting for others to enjoy.

I’m a cinematographer in Los Angeles.

I love images, music, clothing, food, and nice things that borderline geeky gadgets (okay fine, they are geeky gadgets).

I just need to remember that when I see something…and when I like something, I should share it! Sound good? Great.

Let’s begin.

Buñuel + Jodorowsky + Godard = El Guincho’s Bombay Video

April 4, 2011

I haven’t had as much Vimeo time as I should lately, but after a few moments of catching up, I stumbled upon MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral‘s “Bombay” video for El Guincho, and It’s quite impressive. No, not the massive amount of tatas in it, but the homage it pays (whether they knew to or not) to surrealist filmmakers like Luis Buñuel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Jean-Luc Godard circa 1960’s-70’s. The video exploits a theme of high-class people experimenting with lower-class sexuality and strange fantasies involving repressed violence. It’s so odd that it just becomes a chaotic mess of socio-political angst among youth in a revolutionary environment. Or at least that’s how I used to write about it in film school.  Either way, it presents a different type of disturbance for the mind to play with. The 16mm and washed color grading is also very fun  and I love it when old things find their way into new avenues.

Watch this video, then take a look at some of the classics from the aforementioned gentlemen:

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Luis Buñuel, 1972

The Holy Mountain – Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973

Week End – Jean-Luc Godard, 1967

Justography – Cinematography Site Launched

March 5, 2011

A new tab has been added up top on the blog. Last month I quickly established a website for my work as a cinematographer. In choosing the domain, I was sad to find that my name, or any logical rendition of my name was taken already…So I chose to go with a pun. Please check out my work at Justography. I will be updating content as new projects emerge.

Another update in context to this post is that I am in the final stage of admissions at the American Film Institute for the MFA in Cinematography Fellowship. Just had my interview this past week and now I get to wait for weeks upon days upon hours upon minutes upon seconds upon…Ok I’m obviously excited and nervous.

Wish me luck and enjoy the site!

Pendleton + Levi’s

January 22, 2011


The denim jacket. It’s one of those basic items that I always attempt to get, but they either fit weird, have a really nasty stain on the back (the back?), or they are just too pricey to praise. Yet, I keep looking at Pendleton’s spin on the original Levi’s trucker jacket. It’s the real thing, and it’s got a little bit of cozy lining from the Portland blanketeer.

Looks like it’s the one. Oh wait, nevermind, it’s almost $200. Next?

Unfamiliar Places – Trailer

January 21, 2011

Here’s the new trailer for the film I’ve been shooting with Director, Andrew Van Baal, and Writer, Patrick Strange. It stars Tom Brosseau and we will be gearing up for a sometime 2011 release after we finish shooting this Spring. Can’t wait!

Big Dick – Rip it Up

January 21, 2011

I’m starting to get pretty busy in the music video genre! My frequent collaborating director, Andrew Van Baal, has this wonderful Little Richard cover band (perfectly titled, Big Dick) and he approached me to DP this awesome video back in December. It was a blast, and we shot it quick and dirty for your pleasure.