I had the honor of attending the 5th Annual Powwow For Hope: "Dancing for Life, Love & Hope" at Fort Snelling in St. Paul, MN, my first experience at an American Indian powwow. I hope to attend more in the future and would encourage everyone to consider attending and learning more about the spirituality of our native brothers and sisters.
You have to admit it's getting better. All the trees are coming alive and I couldn't be happier. In the midst of all the chaos and distractions in this modern age, there isn'y anything like the undeniably sacred passage from darkness into the light. Thank you spring for reminded us that life is a process of change and renewal.
I had a great time with my buddy Luke a few weeks ago at his brownstone apartment in UptownMinneapolis, talking about his love for song writing and Austin, TX. We also discovered we have similar cactus plants. Here is that early morning session with Luke Redfield:
I recently ventured out west to visit family and friends and to shoot a music video for my brothers band Amos val in SE Portland. I used to only make these kind of vacation videos and I really enjoyed getting back to my roots on many levels. The song - We Need Help by The Album Leaf - has been on my list to use for a video for about 9 years. It just felt right with this one.
This year at Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Modest Mouse opened their set with my favorite song of theirs - World At Large - and it was one of the most enchanting moments I've ever experienced at a show. I was in the photo pit between the crowd fence and the stage, about 10 feet away from Isaac Brock, the only thing separating him from me was his monitor and mic stand. I'll never forget it! Thank you Minnesota Public Radio for having me once again as a volunteer photographer, this made my summer!
Soderlund's Wood Mill crafts high quality chainsaw carvings and wood signs. The works are created on-location by woodsmith brothers Josh and Jason Soderlund...Read More
This has to be the coolest photo gig I've ever experienced! Rock the Garden 2014 was a blast with an amazing lineup including Spoon, Matt and Kim, Jeremy Messersmith, De La Soul, Best Cost, Dessa and more...Read More
The Minneapolites blog celebrated it's one-year of local food and drink blogging at Dangerous Man Brewer in NE Minneapolis, including a special music performance by Tyler Burkum. It was fun snapping some pics for the event!