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Grammys 2010 2/2

Grammys 2010 : The Clive Davis Party:

Neil Portnow (President of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences):

Matthew Morrison (Glee):

Jon Voight:

Earth Wind & Fire:

Toni Braxton:

Ricky Martin:

Natalie Cole:

Randy Jackson:

Mary J. Blige:

LA City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa & girlfriend:

Jennifer Hudson:

Usher:

Russell Brand & Katy Perry:

M-Gauthier & Eric Paquette:

Fin:


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Grammys 2010 1/2

These are my images from the 52nd Grammy Award show.   Once again, i’m terribly slow to process and post, perhaps they’re practically irrelevant now?   Or perhaps they’re still interesting to see?

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Celine Dion after rehearsal in the Staples Center:

Couch signed by Grammy Artists for charity auction:

Gift Tent (goodie bags the artists get to take):

Signed Gibson guitars to be auctioned for MusiCares charity:


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Hollywood Bowl – Opening Night, Summer 2009

I had the great honor of attending the Bowl’s opening night (yes, it took me a long time to post this), to see the Josh Groban and  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  get inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.   Performances and presentations by them as well as:  Trisha Yearwood, John Williams, Frederica von Stade, Angélique Kidjo,Roger Daltrey, and Garth Brooks as well as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins.  It was a wonderful evening!   The bowl is always a great time, epecially with box seats, sake, cheese & crackers.

Beau Bridges:

Josh Groban:

Josh Groban and others (email me if you have names?):

Josh Groban and William Shatner:

Josh Groban and WIlliam Shatner

William Shatner:

William shatner

Josh Groban and Christine Lahti :

William Shatner and Eric Paquette:

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa:

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa and Josh Groban:

Fred Willard:

Josh Groban and Eric Paquette:

Josh Groban and Eric Paquette

The Bowl, wide angle shot:


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Coachella 2009 – the Crystal Method

the Crystal Method’s show was amazing, had me dancing the whole time.  It was only disappointing when the stage manager forced them to stop playing..

All photos copyright 2009 by me..  click for larger:


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Coachella 2009 – Paul McCartney, & others

more  coachella 2009 photos..  Paul McCartney (who had a closed pit :( and played until 2 A.M. :) ), Peter Bjorn & John, Steve Aoki and misc festival photos.

All photos copyright 2009 by me, click for larger:

Paul McCartney:

Crowd for Peter Bjorn & John:

Peter Bjorn & John:

Steve Aoki:

Misc Festival Photos:

omg I want this hoodie:


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Coachella 2009 – Franz Ferdinand & My Bloody Valentine

More Coachella 2009 photos… Franz Ferdinand (great show!) and My Bloody Valentine (should be renamed  My Bloody Ears).

All photos copyright 2009 by me.. Click for larger:

Crowd & sign @ Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand:

Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand:

Nick McCarthy & Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos & Robert Hardy of Franz Ferdinand:

Robert Hardey of Franz Ferdinand:

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand:

Kevin Sheilds of My Bloody Valentine:

Bilinda Butcher of My Bloody Valentine:


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Coachella 2009 – Morrissey

So in order to get into the Coachella Music Festival as a photographer, I had to sign a standard waiver, but then also had to sign an additional waiver for Morrissey, which stated that if I took any photographs of Morrissey, or his show, all pictures belong to Morrissey & company, and I may not use, display, etc any of them for anything other than the publication I represented at the event (once, and only within 12 months).  After the 12 months, I must surrender my “negatives” (I’m not sure how that works in the now digital world) to Morrissey & company.   His show was certainly decent, except when he walked off stage.  Near the end of his show, he apparently smelled BBQ, cooking meat.  He is so vehemently vegan, that he walked off stage in protest.   Anyway, here is a picture from his show with appropriate censoring:


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Coachella 2009 – Christopher Lawrence & others

More of my photos from Coachella 2009.  Brian Jonestown Massacre, Christopher Lawrence, Shawn Pyfrum (from Desperate Housewives),  Felix Da Housecat, Leonard Cohen, M.A.N.D.Y.

All photos copyright 2009 by me.. Click for larger:

Brian Jonestown Massacre (I only saw them from far back obviously):


Christopher Lawrence:

Shawn Pyfrom (Desperate Housewives):

Felix Da Housecat:

Leonard Cohen:

M.A.N.D.Y. (<3):


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Coachella 2009 – Art & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Coachella 2009 was amazing,  just like the other Coachella events I’ve attended.  We had the good fortune to stay in a house just a few miles from the event, and thanks to a very generous host, Jim who put us up.

I took 3667 pictures (29.8GB) in just 3 days.  Needless to say, it will take a while for me to sift through and edit them.  I’ll do them in batches, and here are the first: Art installations and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who put on a great show!)

All images copyright 2009 by me..  Click for larger:

Tesla Coils:

The crowd for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs:

The crowd for YYY, with Travis and John (where’s waldo?):

travis:

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Nick Zinner (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Bassist/keyboardist (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs:

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O and Brian Chase (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Karen O and Brian Chase (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs):

Travis again:


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Port of Long Beach HDR experiment

This was my second experiment with HDR, and I only took one bracketed shot, as there wasnt a ton of sun, and it was a tad windy and cold.  For those that don’t know HDR is “high dynamic range”, in which several exposure bracketed shots are taken of the same subject, and then later combined using software (such as photoshop or photomatix) to achieive an image with very high dynamic range.  I used a photomatix photoshop plugin for this to give it a bit of that almost “electric” surreal look and exagerated saturation.

Image copyright 2009 erik@z2e.org.. Click for larger (in a new window/tab):


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