Merry Christmas

2011-12-25

<3 TheLondonBroil

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Popular Photography Magazine, January 2011, "Showcase" p. 10-11

2011-12-02

"Little Camera Big Resolution"

Dan Bracaglia, our assistant web editor, balanced the Sony NEX-7, outfitted with a 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens, on a railing to capture New York City's Times Square. His exposure: 2 seconds at f/13, ISO 100. The HDR-like look is a result of Highlight Recovery and a bump up in contrast made using Adobe Lightroom 3.

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Thanksgiving Shenanigans 1/2

2011-11-25

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, nothing like spending a couple of days hanging with the homies, pretending like that thing called "work," doesn't really exist. Through some sort of God-sent miracle, a tree was ripped out of the ground in front of my parent's house, turning the sidewalk into the perfect natural launch ramp. Thanks to the kindness of the Basking Ridge police force (sarcasm), a barrier were dropped off at the location, to ensure the safety of residents, but, more importantly, to ensure Ted Cocuzza had the perfect obstacle to pop this sexy ollie over.

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Thanksgiving Shenanigans 2/2

2011-11-25

Jesus of Nazareth, or Steve Truffles?

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Ooze #1

2011-11-09


It's nice to get back in touch with my abstract side. This is a composite of 8 images. Less post-production has been done to it then you might guess. See a larger version HERE.

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (1/15)

2011-10-25


I received the middle finger more times in the past week than ever before in my life.  I shot an alt rock show, a rap show, a metal show, and a pop-rock show all within a week's time. Most of the middle fingers came at the rap and metal show.

 

I feel like up until this point in my career, I have really been striving to diversify my shooting in terms of  subject matter or genre. Like anyone pursuing their passion, I was searching desperately for my voice, and was operating under the 'try everything once' (or twice or three times) mentality. I think as I round about the 8 year mark of shooting basically every single day, I am finally starting to find that voice, and that voice is in rock and roll photography.

 

Why it took me so long to figure this out, I will never know, I mean, music, live music, is one of my very favorite things in the world, probably second to only photography. Who knows though, maybe by next week I will have moved on to taking photographs of people's dogs.

 

It's weird being 23.(This photo: Jane's Addiction)

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (2/15)

2011-10-25

Butch Walker and the Black Widows

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (3/15)

2011-10-25

Shovels and Ropes

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (4/15)

2011-10-25

Jane's Addiction

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (5/15)

2011-10-25

Odd Future

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (6/15)

2011-10-25

Odd Future

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (7/15)

2011-10-25

Butch Walker

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (8/15)

2011-10-25

Shovels and Ropes

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (9/15)

2011-10-25

Odd Future

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (10/15)

2011-10-25

Butch Walker and the Black Widows

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (11/15)

2011-10-25

Odd Future

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (12/15)

2011-10-25

Odd Future

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (13/15)

2011-10-25

Iratetion

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (14/15)

2011-10-25

Last Red Ember

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Rock and Roll Part 2 (15/15)

2011-10-25

Butch Walker and the Black Widows

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#OccupyWallStreet 1/10

2011-09-30

Day 13, New York City.

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#OccupyWallStreet 2/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 3/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 4/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 5/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 6/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 7/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 8/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 9/10

2011-09-30

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#OccupyWallStreet 10/10

2011-09-30

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Brick City Sound Riot 1/7

2011-09-20

Shot for The Star Ledger. This band: Wyldlife

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Brick City Sound Riot 2/7

2011-09-20

Wyldlife

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Brick City Sound Riot 3/7

2011-09-20

Not Blood, Paint

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Brick City Sound Riot 4/7

2011-09-20

Rye Coalition

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Brick City Sound Riot 5/7

2011-09-20

Wyldlife

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Brick City Sound Riot 6/7

2011-09-20

Those Mockingbirds 

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Brick City Sound Riot 7/7

2011-09-20

Wyldlife

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Dyson Hot

2011-09-15


For PopSci.com

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Ted, Ollie, Philadelphia, PA

2011-09-07


 

 


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Ted, Frontside Boardslide

2011-09-07

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JD, Frontside Nosegrind Pop Out

2011-09-07

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Hurricane Irene 1/3

2011-08-29

Low-lying areas in Hoboken NJ, furthest away from the Hudson River, experienced some significant flooding as a result of Irene. In this photo, firefighters help a resident pump water from their home.

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Hurricane Irene 2/3

2011-08-29

The water was anywhere from 1-3 feet deep in the flooded areas of Hoboken, NJ.

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Hurricane Irene 3/3

2011-08-29

The only saving grace of the hurricane was that it literally blew all of the smog from around New York City out to sea,

revealing the clearest and most vibrant view I have ever seen in the year I have lived in Weehakwen, NJ.

(Because you asked: 7 photos, shot hand-held, stitched by hand using PS5)

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Sound and Vision magazine, September 2011, "Opening Riff" p. 14-15

2011-08-08

Chris Cornell, front-man of Sound Garden.


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Chris Rao, Frontside Smith Grind

2011-08-08

Basking Ridge, NJ

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Jane's Addiction

2011-07-29

Terminal 5, NYC

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Jane's Addiction

2011-07-29

Terminal 5, NYC

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Jane's Addiction

2011-07-29

Terminal 5, NYC

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Paul McCartney

2011-07-17

Yankee Stadium


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Joseph Arthur

2011-07-17

Terminal 5

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Soundgarden

2011-07-17

Nikon at Jone Beach

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Paul McCartney

2011-07-17

Yankee Stadium

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Gomez

2011-07-17

Terminal 5

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Soundgarden

2011-07-17

Nikon at Jone Beach

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Popular Photography magazine, August 2011 issue, p.18

2011-07-18

Sigma's new SD1 DSLR photographed for the "Closer Look" section.

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Rachel

2011-07-10

Rachel was kind enough to volunteer for a last minute portrait session. This scenic little spot is where she eats lunch everyday.

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Containers

2011-07-10

Driving up and down the NJ Turnpike, it is pretty hard to miss these giant stacks of shipping containers as you approach the City. I have always wanted to photograph them -- a spontaneous drive after work last week lead to this image.

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4th of July in Weehawken

2011-07-10

I witnessed my first New York City firework show from the comfort of my own block here in scenic Weehawken. I was amazed by how many people descended upon my tiny little town to catch a glimpse. (See if you can spot the guy smelling his armpit)

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No Comment

2011-07-04

What could possibly be better than this? Thinking of doing a series of portraits like these.  Anyone else want to get a little wet?

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Patterns 4

2011-06-30

Baltimore, Maryland

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Aymann

2011-06-29

This guy. Check out his excellent video work at Aymann.com

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Vinny

2011-06-23

These images are from a commercial portrait shoot I did last week with a good friend (and former freshman/junior year of college roomate) of mine, Vincent Thomas.

Vinny and I go way back--he's being making beats and producing music ever since I've known him. These days he is blowing up huge. If your into things that are awesome,

you'll want to head to his site and take a listen: NoStudioBeats.com.

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Senior Prom

2011-06-09

My senior prom went a little something like this.

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Philadelphia Oddity

2011-06-06

Welcome to TheLondonBroil.com 2.0.  After two and a half years, I felt it was about time for a full redesign and launch.

It is my hope that the future will bring more photography of all kinds to TheLondonBroil.com. Thanks for your continued support.

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Patterns 1/3

2011-06-06


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Patterns 2/3

2011-06-06

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Patterns 3/3

2011-06-06

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Memorial Day Fun

2011-06-06

Will Best, frontside 5-0.

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90's Hip-Hop

2011-06-06

New Brunswick NJ (iPhone Image).

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59 Maiden Lane 1/3

2011-06-05

Shot for Plantus Ltd.

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59 Maiden Lane 2/3

2011-06-05

Shot for Plantus Ltd.

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59 Maiden Lane 3/3

2011-06-05

Shot for Plantus Ltd.

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Sound and Vision magazine, June/July/August 2011 Issue

2011-05-23

I made my S and V debut on p.15 of the newly redesigned mag (out now). Shot using a home-made lightbox, some red paper and a remote Nikon SB-600.

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Blank Spaces

2011-05-03

Shot over the course of four trips on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Popular Photography May 2011, p. 8-9

2011-04-12 

"Narrow Focus"
Inspired by the photos in this month’s feature, “Tilt/Shift to the Rescue,”

Assistant Web Editor Dan Bracaglia decided to train Nikon’s 45mm f/2.8D PC-E.

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The Northeast Corridor Line

2011-04-10

Lack of car ownership.

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Popular Photography magazine, June 2011, p. 10-11

2011-04-09

"Eagle-Eye View"

Thanks to a friend in high places, Assistant Web Editor Dan Bracaglia headed 60 stories up to

the rooftop of New York's 1 Penn Plaza to photograph the corner of 34th Street and 8th Avenue

using Canon's new 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II lens at 70mm. He mounted the lens on a Canon EOS

5D Mark II; exposure, 1/125sec, f/8, ISO 800.

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Bread

2011-04-01

This is exactly the 200th post to appear on TheLondonBroil.com. Thank you all for your continued support and fine tuba playing.



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Alex Winston

2011-03-29

I had the pleasure of catching the sensational Alex Winston at my favorite venue, Maxwell's in Hoboken, not too long ago.

These images were shot with a pre-production Canon T3i. For a more in-depth analysis of her music, check out Jim Testa's review.


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Popular Photography Magazine, April 201, p. 10-11

2011-03-15

"Close Action"
Out to prove that the 85mm focal length and low-light capability of f/1.4 isn’t just for bridal portraits, Assistant Web Editor Dan Bracaglia

aimed an 85mm f/1.4 Nikkor lens on a Nikon D3s body at Max Bemis, lead singer of the popular rock band Say Anything. He captured

this energetic performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, at 1/400 sec and f/4, ISO 10,000.

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Popular Photography Magazine, April 201, p. 52-53

2011-03-15

From: "One Perfect Lens"

Action Ready: Pop Photo staffer Dan Bracaglia froze the bball action with a Nikon 85mm f/1.4 Nikkor lens

on a Nikon D3s body.

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Popular Photography Magazine, February 2011, p. 10-11

2011-03-15

"On the Waterfront"
Assistant Web Editor Dan Bracaglia was waiting for a train at New Jersey’s Hoboken Terminal when he noticed this peculiar scene: A few hundred seagulls perched upon an array of pilings, the remains of an old pier. Mounting the Canon EOS 60D and 24–70mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens on a tripod, he shot a 20-sec exposure at f/5.6, ISO 400, with the lens zoomed out to 70mm.

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Maxwell's, Hoboken b/w #1

2011-03-13

The band in the photo is the Front Bottoms, who actually appeared on LondonBroil back in November. Needless to say, the show was probably the wildest I have ever seen a crowd go at Maxwell's.

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Kristin in b/w

2011-03-04

I don't know if there is anything more rewarding than working on a portrait from start to finish.  However, it does help when you have a beautiful model to work with.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 1/8 

2011-03-01

JD Turner making his LondonBroil debut in the form of a real proper backside tailslide.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 2/8

2011-03-01

This reminds me of something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 3/8

2011-03-01

One of my favorite things about skateboarding in Philadelphia is how diverse the use of public space is for different activities and by different kinds of people. While a lot of the public space in Philly seems pretty dilapidated, no one there seems to pay it any mind--or pay each other any mind for that matter either.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 4/8

2011-03-01

Will Best spitting that fire in the form of a frontside lipslide, crook 180 out.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 5/8

2011-03-01

I actually made this from a moving car with the window down. When I saw this gentleman standing there with those ridiculous pants on, in front of the brightly colored building, I just had to pop the frame a few times. By the third time I hit the shutter, Purple Pants had caught on to me ways and smugly flipped me the bird…priceless.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 6/8

2011-03-01

JD Turner killing it with a switch polejam.

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 7/8

2011-03-01

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Philadelphia: Alive with Color 8/8

2011-03-01

James Manta Newman makes his London Broil debut in the form of a frontside 180 polejam.

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The Bouncing Souls at Stone Pony in color!

2011-02-18

I photographed Basking Ridge-hometown-heroes and all around awesome dudes, the Bouncing Souls, last week at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for the Star Ledger. This was my first time at the Pony and

I wasn't really sure what to expect. I foolishly left my flash at home, which made getting usable images a little bit more of a challenge than normal. However, I must say that I really am a fan of concert photographs

that are lit naturally--I just think they are more true to the vibe of the show. And while it is far more challenging to make images using only the super-gelled concert lighting, the reward is far greater. I essentially waited

patiently to snap a frame, until the lights were in the midst of fading from either blue to red or red to blue. I think my patience, despite a lot of missed frames, ultimately paid off, but you be the judge.

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Kodak Tri-X Film #1 

2011-02-01


It was mid-July 2009. I had just started interning at Popular Photography magazine and was excited about all things photography. It was early on a Tuesday or a Thursday morning when I loaded my Canon AE-1 with a roll of Kodak Tri-X film and headed in the New York City via train from New Brunswick. By the time I arrived at Penn Station around 9:45am, it was blistering hot, perhaps a full 20 degrees warmer than when I left my house. I hurried to the 1 train and crammed myself in along with the other sweaty work-goers. I got off one stop later at the 50th street station when I noticed this shirtless man, who I could only assume was homeless, sleeping on a platform bench. I stopped, made two images and moved on.

Now, 18 months later, I am seeing this image for the first time. So what's the point of this narrative? It took me a year and a half to shoot 36 images on a roll of film. Despite the length of time that has passed, I remember everything from the day I made the image, in vibrant detail. On the other hand, this past weekend I shot both a basketball game and a concert and captured around 1600 images or about 15 gigs worth of data. If you showed me one of these images a year and a half later, would I remember all of the details from that day? Maybe, but most likely not.

The point is, just because technology allows you to move at lightning speeds, doesn't mean you should. Take a careful look at the world around you, right now, remember the individual details in the faces of the people you pass on the street, the colors you see outside, the reflections of light, the sounds, the smells. Try to hold onto the most insignificant of memories, because it is these memories that will later remind you of who you are, where you came from and where you are going. A single photograph is much more than a single memory, but when you stop looking at the world around you, you become mechanical, and when you become mechanical the memory is lost forever, and the point of the photograph is lost as well.

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NYC Rooftops Color #3

2011-01-26 

Taken from the rooftop of 59 Maiden Lane for urban horticulture firm Plantus LTD; they essentially created a garden oasis in the middle of the financial district. The building to the right is actually the Federal Reserve Building in case you were wondering.

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The Morning Routine: A short Film

2011-01-18

Stay tuned. The newest Smoke and Mirrors production is set to launch March 11, 2011.

(Note: The release of this film has been pushed back indefinitely, at least the poster is cool though)

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Suburban Holiday Blues 1/5

2011-01-11 

Suburban life at its finest. Shot at a hometown holiday party at out local skateshop, El Colorado. 

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Suburban Holiday Blues 2/5

2011-01-11
Two of my good friends celebrated their birthdays the week after Christmas. For Brendan's 23rd we went out for an all-American dinner complete

with brews and a menu of burgers named after Clint Eastwood movies. This was taken after dinner back at his house.

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Suburban Holiday Blues 3/5

2011-01-11
Ted celebrated his birthday with friends and family on New Year's day. Chester contributed to the singing of Happy Birthday quite nicely.

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Suburban Holiday Blues 4/5

 2011-01-11

When you are use to riding public transportation and walking everywhere, there is something peculiar about going back to exclusively relying on cars to get from point A to point B. To me, this is the classic suburban scene: Multiple cars packed with people, getting ready caravan into the night.

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Suburban Holiday Blues 5/5

2011-01-11

Mindy is quite a character, she does not like being touched by anyone. 

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