Friday, May 1, 2009

Bright Lights // Big City: Jenna Jayne Cannon

Over the last few months, I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with some of my actor friends. First up is a gallery with shots from two shoots I've done with the one and only Jenna Jayne Cannon (or JJ as I know her). The first shoot was a fun little vintage number at the Santa Barbara train station. The second is a handful from our headshot session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. We had so much fun doing them, what do you think?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Believers Never Die pt Deux // New Orleans, LA \\

Thanks to the combined awesome of V, Elliot and Ash, I was given the super awesome chance of getting to shoot the Believers Never Die part Deux tour a second time! So here are some more super awesome pictures of five awesome bands, Hey Monday, Metro Station, All Time Low, Cobra Starship and of course Fall Out Boy!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Orleans // Food, Music & Magic \\

This past week I had the amazing opportunity with my Travel Photography class to visit New Orleans, Louisiana. Staying close to the French Quarter gave me an opportunity to explore the food, music and magical history of the Crescent City. From the Trolleys to the Beignets, there was so much to experience for the first time. I hope you enjoy the photos. It was an amazing trip!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Believers Never Die part Deux // San Jose

So my new bodacious job shooting is working for shooting concerts in exchange for the passes and the access and getting published on It's a really awesome setup and I love it. My first concert for FOE was shooting Believers Never Die Part Deux in San Jose, CA on April 7th featuring my friends in Hey Monday as well as Cobra Starship, Metro Station, All Time Low and tour headliners Fall Out Boy! I made a gallery for each, so check them out and let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The New Rosie//{Vintage Girls + Vintage Cars}

I had a great opportunity this past weekend to attend a professional vintage girls and cars shoot at Calumet here in Santa Barbara. We had the amazing talents of Courtney Miller {MAC} on makeup, Lee Ann Brittenham {Heroes, CSI} on hair and Jason Holmes guiding us with lighting at the hands-on workshop. The girls, Christa, Jessica and Michelle were fantastic and looked GREAT in the shots. I really had a great time doing this, let me know what you think!

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A Taste of Provence in SB: Stella Mare's

Mmm My favorite part of traveling is experiencing new food. This shoot is at one of Santa Barbara's local favorites, French Bistro "Stella Mare's" My classmate Elizabeth and I had a lovely meal with a Chicken Cobb salad and the Steak Frites. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Santa Barbara History//El Presidio & The Mission

Back to travel this month, check out some awesome shots done of El Presidio de Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Mission! These are two landmarks of the central coast and definitely two jewels I want to share with you.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Venice Beach Time Lapse

Another post unrelated to my kids or travel photography, I'm currently taking an Industrial Photography class at school and we're learning how to apply photography to scientific and industrial studies, which includes time lapse photography, so I wanted to share the video that I made. It's short but pretty sweet.

Venice Beach Time Lapse from Jax T on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hey Monday @ The Knitting Factory

In addition to Kids and Travel, I also love shooting bands (and, heck, promoting good ones) and I've been itching for a while to shoot Hey Monday, a really great pop/punk/rock/awesome band from West Palm Beach, Florida. I've been digging them since August and they're catching on pretty fast thanks to their talent, their great album, and getting onto some really great Tour rosters (I caught them with The Cab in September and with The Academy Is... and We The Kings in October. They're currently doing an acoustic tour with We The Kings for Hot Topic and they've done some free shows for Myspace and Imeem with Metro Station here in Cali. I got to see them last night at The Knitting Factory for the Imeem/Mozes show, so here's my gallery of Hey Monday from their gig at The Knitting Factory! (And yes, that redhead is Travis from We The Kings!) So meet Cassadee, Mike, Jersey, Elliot and Alex who are HEY MONDAY!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two Worlds, One City // Venice Beach + Downtown LA

This past weekend I got two distinctly different visits in LA, Venice Beach (for the family shoot below) and Downtown LA (for a walk with Remy.) Here are my two different views of Los Angeles, an amazing city with so many different worlds within one bustling city of concrete and sand.

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January Kids

Kid/Family shoot for the month of January was PJ and Malachy with Mommy and Mommy's BFF T down at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. It was an exciting day with newly rescued pup Remy, new sunglasses, new friends, and dipping tiny toes into the pacific for a whole new world of exploring seashells and watching the birds. Oh, and don't forget the oversized cups of yum!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Forgotten Ohio II: The East Bank of the Flats

More Forgotten Ohio in the soon-to-be gentrified East Bank of the Flats in Cleveland. Some unique architecture and abandoned buildings in downtown Cleveland

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Edit: If you want to see what's going to happen to all of this beautiful architecture, check out this website. It's so sad that it's going to be turned from that beautiful old architecture to that fake Vegas grossness... They're not keeping any of the integrity of the old architecture or anything, just making it all look modern and... I dunno, it's just not the same.

Forgotten Ohio I: Astorhurst + Lakeview Cemetery

For the first part of my Forgotten Ohio series, I shot at Astorhurst Golf Club at Lakeview Cemetery. Lakeview Cemetery is often overlooked as a place of interest in Cleveland because, well, it's a Cemetery, but it's home to some of the most beautiful sculptural art in Cleveland and some of the area's most famous dead including President James Garfield and John D. Rockefeller.

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December Kids

Kid Shoot for the month of December is Lexie, Max and Friends Alexis and Erika. Just a lazy December Monday spent hanging out around the house. Watch out for Pink Elephants and flying Wiimotes!

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