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29th May 2017 – Jedi Cassy vs Jedi Cindy

Jedi Cassy vs Jedi Cindy

Jedi Cassy vs Jedi Cindy

Behind the scenes shot from Return of the Threesome, a parody of the old Star Wars commercials… Not counting the ladder crew, we have Rileah Vanderbilt as Jedi Master Cassy and Alison Haislip as Jedi Master Cindy dueling it out with the lights in the background.

I’ll be adding a few more shots from this shoot over the next few months- though there is one Easter Egg shot already up.

24th Apr 2017 – March for Science, LA edition

March for Science, Los Angeles - Stage

March for Science, Los Angeles – Stage

March for Science, Los Angeles - March Snapshot

March for Science, Los Angeles – March Snapshot

The largest* March for Science, held in Los Angeles, CA, had roughly 50,000 marching from Pershing Square to City Hall with speeches by Lucy Jones, Tom Steyer and Allison Schroeder beginning at noon. Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman led the rally in an electric vehicle. The shots here are of the speaker’s podium and a snap of the march coming down 1st Street.

And this protestor was a fellow repeat from the Women’s March- but I didn’t get a decent shot then… This one isn’t perfect, but For Science!

March for Science LA - Princess Bubblegum

March for Science LA – Princess Bubblegum

* Might be the 2nd largest- can anyone point me to a count of the DC march? Oddly couldn’t find one with an estimate…

13th Mar 2017 – Scratching Tribute to Biggie Smalls

Alizay Tribute to Biggie Smalls

Alizay Tribute to Biggie Smalls

While driving to the homestead, I saw a small crowd gathered on the side of the Petersen Automotive Museum last Thursday, (9 Mar). I came back and found DJ Alizay still there, conducting an tribute performance in memory of Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., who was murdered 20 years ago (9 Mar 1997) at that location. He agreed to a few snapshots (and video, which I will post and link to in the coming days). This is my favorite one I took…

Thanks for remembering and for bringing smiles to a lot of faces last Thursday, DJ Alizay.

29th Aug, 2016 – Transit Rainbow

Transit Rainbow

Transit Rainbow

Shot of the button bin for the LA Metro transit options.

22nd Aug, 2016 – Walter Koenig- Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame

Walter Koenig- Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame

Walter Koenig- Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame

Here we have Walter Koenig, who is best know for his portrayal of Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, (as well as PsiCop Alfred Bester on Babylon 5), receiving his star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. With its placement, the entire Star Trek main cast has stars on the WoH. Several Star Trek cast members, (such as George Takei (and his husband Brad) and the late Leonard Nimoy), were in attendance, as was a large group of press and fans. This shot was moments after the unveiling…

8th Aug, 2016 – Ambassador of Windsor

Ambassador of Windsor

Ambassador of Windsor

A view of the Ambassador Bridge from the Windsor side, looking towards Detroit. I took this picture early in the morning during my surprise trip home to visit my father last year, on my way to get some picture of the Detroit Waterfront at night and sunrise. (Those will be appearing in the blog soon…)

The Ambassador Bridge (officially the Ambassador International Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25 percent of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the toll bridge. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the region and US$13 billion in annual production depend on the Detroit–Windsor international border crossing.

Jun 7th, 2016 – Perchance to the Death of a Dream

I’ll admit it; I did feel a bit of the Bern. However, it was tempered by the balm of knowing that party insiders were going to vote for their annointed candidate regardless… regardless of the lower chances in the general election, of the beholden nature of lobbying groups and corporations instead of the people, and regardless of how we did fight a rebellion to get away from dynastic families.

That said, as we witness the end of the dream of Bernie Sander’s campaign, I thought I’d share one of those data points of the passion he did bring out. One of the staples of my neighborhood has been Johnnie’s Coffee shop- which I have never seen open, but has always been available for filming. Roughly two weeks ago, it was suddenly a hive of activity, as a Sanders supporter rented it out to use as a campaign location. Horns honked- a lot of them- and people were coming in and out when it was opened.

(The interior photos are of the night it was first opened, and still setting up; the exterior shots are from early Saturday morning (May 28th))

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The dream passes- fight on for what is right in the light of day.

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