With the announcement of the New York Basketball Festival in NYC this summer 2010, Nike introduced their latest designs of the Hyper Elite Uniforms for Team USA, China and other countries.
What I love about these unis are the lightweight fabric and aerographics on the back of the jerseys similar to the 2008 USA jersey in Beijing. Some of the few college universities that already sported them this past season was Syracuse, UCONN & Kentucky. All I can say is can we get a Nike ID version already so we can sport them for the Mighty Cocks?
When my friend Kim asked me to take her & fiance Pablo’s engagement photos, i was more than happy & honored to do it. I had previously shot Kim and her 3 other sisters for a siblings portrait as a gift to their mom’s on her birthday.
After numerous shoot location brainstorming, Kim was referred by a friend about this awesome spot in Malibu called El Matador Beach. It has a nice 2 bench park with a yellow poppy field on a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean. Great view. We had arrived there 10am and the first shot s were with the sun right overhead. Not ideal lighting conditions but we managed. That was until the fog came rolling through in an instant and suddenly the view of the ocean had dissapeared, Nevertheless, we overcame the fog and it really actually help us as the clouds became a nice softbox which is great for portraits bur not ideal for landscape style photos. So it was a give and take.
Overall, the shots turned out great and it was a fun day in Malibu. Congrats to Kim & Pablo’s wedding in May.
The Bird and the Bee is an indie/Synthpop/alternative musical duo from Los Angeles, consisting of musicians Inara George (“the bird”) and Greg Kurstin (“the bee”). Kurstin, a producer and keyboardist who has worked with Lily Allen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beck, The Flaming Lips, Kylie Minogue and Red Hot Chili Peppers, is also a member of the band Geggy Tah. George and Kurstin met while the two were working on her debut album and they decided to collaborate on a jazz-influenced electro pop project. This is a song from their album title Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. A must grab and a must for road trips. 02 I Can’t Go For That
The other day when I had Pho at a local vietnamese restaurant, this song was playing through their speakers and man did it bring up some old memories growing up. I would listen to this band in the late 80’s and it was pure pleasure with sing a long type of lyrics and catchy melodies and I did not miss a word on the lyrics.
The band was part of a new wave of euro-pop imported to the U.S. in the late eighties with other acts such as Modern Talking and C.C. Catch to name a couple.