The End of The Beginnin’

My bud Jim and I curated a show.  We had a bunch of artists come in a show their work and they gave it to us for free, just to name a few featured artists: Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Jim Carrey, George W. Bush (Yeah he paints now), among others.

It was one of the better nights of my life, and I have all those people in the photos and who came to thank for making it one of the best evenings of my young life.  I’ve taken 1000’s of photos over the course of my Marquette career, and while a lot of the photos I’ve taken of the various music endeavors and talented people who let me invade their space, a lot of these photos are some of the more intimate images from my short time on this earth.  I’m not going to include them all here, but I hope you enjoy viewing these and that it may remind you of the people you care about and you tell them how much you care about them.

Thanks to you all for coming here and supporting me through whatever this journey is and where it takes me from here.

A Day In the Neighborhood

THANKs-ah

I spent some time with the fabulous Vundabar fellas, on “tour” and loved all the moments.  Thanks to them for taking me on the journey.  Met some more splendid people along the way, ran into some “old” pals and had a quite the experience at SXSW this year.  Hoping to keep chuggin’, so if you’re a band and like my style of photos and you’re touring, please send me a crayon drawing in the mail letting me know you’d like me to join you on another journey.  I’d like to be a part of another band and helping to build something with ya, plus I’ve got nothin’ going this summer.  Anyways, here’s some of my favorites.  Special thanks to Brandon, Drew, Grayson, MU Radio Team (Jim and Ian), CJ, Natalie, and Rachel, for making this happen and letting me in with open arms to the indie world.

NOLA ———> Austin

ALSO!  Hopefully, you made it to the bottom…  I wrote some words, that can be found here…

A day in the neighborhood of South by Southwest

SXSW 2018: Artists you should be listening to

Thanks Jim.

Photos

Hey, Hi, it’s spring break now, and I’m hoping that everyone has a wonderful week and weekend.  I miss the friends in these photos, and hope you enjoy them because I think they turned out well.  A lot can happen when you use film that isn’t expired.

It was Tim’s 21st. It was my grammas 80th. It was a women’s march.  It was a stuyedeyed Valentines day BDSM fashion show.  It was National Marquette day? It was a beautiful student art gallery. It was two lil’ band shoot thingys. It was neat.

 

I went to Japan and all I got was this lousy

What I learned on my trip:

  1. I didn’t eat enough food.
  2. The food was good.
  3. They didn’t speak English all the time.
  4. I like Japan.
  5. Japanese people are nice.
  6. Japan is not Jamaica.
  7. I like Japanese food.
  8. Japan is fun.
  9. I will go back to Japan.
  10. I am not a great picture taker.
  11. I did not take enough pictures.
  12. I should have taken more pictures.
  13. Australian people are also fun.
  14. I like Japan.
  15. Eating food makes me feel good.
  16. They make sashimi grade sardines?

Thanks for playing!

New Year New

Cheers to the New Year.  Thanks to all the special people in these recent photos that made my 2017 fabulous.  See ya soon everyone.

 

Wats Ben Goen Awn

So,

I was graced with the (Instagram) presence of Alexandra Peace a year ago and she wanted me to go to New Yawk for sometime now.  We hadn’t ever met, but incidentally had a wonderful weekend in the woods.  And she has talented friends who featured our fotos, here…

http://www.pond-mag.com/music/2017/10/9/photo-diary-otis-mountain-get-down

Some of these will be a repeat but they’re still beautiful.  I look forward to a blossoming relationship with the folks at POND because they do fabulous work. But what wasn’t featured there was a bunch of illustrations I asked some folks (and others asked me) to do in my small notebook.  Ada Lea, Liz Cooper, Vundabar,  Common Holly, Olive and Alexandra all doodled and they’re neat.  (Let me know if you want more context).

Just a few short weeks later, my best pal and I, Jimmy Drenovsky, of Motel Breakfast, and I trekked to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the beauty and wonderment of Audiotree Music Festival.  We made some interviews with the lovely and talented groups Hi-ker, Campdogzz, and Liz Cooper & the Stampede.  I did small foto shoots with each and would love to do more in the future.  Links will be available at the bottom.

And finally, at the end of August my pop, his pals and I went to central Ontario to go fishin’.  Had to remember how to fish, and had a week free of many vices.

Anyways, I just want to continue to reiterate how incredible the folks I meet are.  Whether they be musicians, architects (hi, Olive), or anyone.  I couldn’t make my images without the people who inhabit them.  And for that, I thank you.  Keep makin’ tunes, but mostly just art in general, and I’ll keep in touch with ya.  I like words, I’m going to do this more.  Thanks for sharing with me and I’ll keep sharing with you.

Love,

Michael (your fotobooty and fotob0y)

I Have Tiny Hands

Learned how to use a foto collage website and have been enjoying myself.

I have very small hands.