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.

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!

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)

Jim N’ Jess

Went in as men, came out as boys

Mamby On My Beach