Scenes From Sasquatch 2011

The Sasquatch Music Festival: Four days of music, mischief, and very little bathing. The weather was decent  so I busted out my Nikon F camera and shot a few rolls of film over the course of the weekend. I figured since there were tons of press photogs with high-powered lenses already taking pictures of the bands, that I’d look around for other sights and scenes. Mostly I ended up taking pictures of people, which, in my honest opinion,  are always the best part of any music festival (see above). Below are a few of my favorites. Click to embiggen:

Well, that’s it for now. See you at Sasquatch 2012. You bring the tent, I’ll bring the camera.

I love everything about this video.

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON – Decisive Moment, The from bt465 on Vimeo.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my personal heroes,  so when I discovered this 18-minute video of him talking about his photographic philosophies, I was hooked. There should be more videos like this. Or maybe there shouldn’t, because I would literally never stop watching them.

via PetaPixel

A perfect example of dividing by zero

Spotted at a Bartell’s Drugstore in downtown Seattle.

Faces of Sakura-Con

Went to my first-ever anime convention to take in the scene and snap some pictures. Not gonna lie, pretty awesome. Cool people with cool costumes everywhere. Here are some of the pics (click to embiggen)

The Man.


Gundam Dreams

Sponge Bob Square Bag

Booth dude

Sitting Sailor

Long Distance Assassin

Sharp

Sharper.

dreds

game face

red eye contact

makeup the breakdown.

Strategy

double vision

zombie mask.

game time.

Don’t Hate The Player. Hate The Game.

Shot outside Sakura-Con. Day One. More to come.

“Faking It”

A few days ago I gave my first performance at “A Guide To Visitors: Storytelling in Seattle.” While I’m pretty comfortable writing stories, I had never before stood up on stage and performed one in front of an audience. To top it off, I couldn’t use my notes. Nerve-wracking, no doubt, but I think I made it through my set relatively error-free, and I got a good reaction from the crowd. Definitely a lot of fun and I hope to share more stories in the future. Below is a written version of the story I told, based off the theme of the night: “Faking It.” Check it out below.  

There is an old proverb that says, “A turtle only travels when it sticks out his neck.” I know this because it was written on a card given to me by my sister, right before I left the country for 15 months.

It was a couple years ago. I had just graduated from college and I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  All I knew was I that wanted to see what else was out there. I wanted to experience something new. So after giving it a little thought, I did what any rational person would do: I packed my bags, said goodbye to my friends and family, and flew to the opposite side of the world: South Korea.

 I had signed a year-long contract to teach English at private language academy in a small farming town called Seosan, an hour and a half southwest of Seoul. I’d be teaching kids and adults. It was just what I wanted. A change.  A challenge. It was going to be great. I couldn’t wait! There were, however, a few minor details that I may have overlooked in my rush to find a way out Seattle, namely, that with the exception of Canada, I had never traveled outside of the country…And I had never traveled anywhere alone before…And I had no teaching experience… And I didn’t know a word of Korean… And I knew absolutely no one who lived or had lived in Korea. I could barely use chopsticks. I was woefully underprepared, but I had made up my mind and my plane ticket was non-refundable. I was going.

 (The Rest of the Story After The Jump)

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A Guide To Visitors

Shameless Plug Alert. I’ll be performing at A Guide To Visitors, a night of live storytelling hosted at the Theater Off Jackson. Every other month, A Guide to Visitors curates a selection of real-life stories based on a theme. This month’s theme is “Faking It.” No scripts, no actors, no notes, just real people telling real stories and hopefully not screwing up too much. I won’t give away what my story is about, but let’s just say it involves nudity, lots and lots of nudity. Intrigued? Then come on out and get ready for some good times. The show takes place on Tuesday, April 5th at 8pm. Buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157767 for $8 or for $10 at the door.

For more info, visit A Guide To Visitors website.