Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jimmer Bleeping Fredette

49 points? 9 threes? Single game scoring record for the BYU? Well done Jimmer. Well done. And the 30 point victory over Arizona wasn't too shabby either. And on the road at that. Very nice way to send out the old year.

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tanner & Sarah

This post is kind of the sequel to the post from a couple of days ago because the photos were taken the same day at Pasadena City Hall. After finishing up with Broek, we turned our focus to Sarah and Tanner and took a few photographs to celebrate their engagement. Sadly, they wouldn't tailor their wedding schedule to my needs and I was unable to attend the celebration for the union of two of my favorite people. From what I have heard and seen on Bookface, the wedding was a smashing success. I know I am a couple months late on this, but never the less, felicitations are still in order and no less diminished by time. As always, additional photos are available via Flickr.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sultry Looks From LA's Finest Model

A couple of weeks before I moved around the world to quote... unquote... find myself or in other words, escape the suffocating clutches of complacency I was able to help out my good friend Sarah with her final project for fashion school. We went to Pasadena City Hall and took some photographs of her stunning sister-in-law-to-be (who is now her actual sister-in-law) Broek modeling the line of dresses that she had made. I felt quite a bit of pressure taking the photos because I consider myself to be barely a novice when it comes to these types of things and I have absolutely zero experience with art direction. It turns out that after quite a bit of straightening and cropping and other miscellaneous post production activities that I am kind of happy with some of the shots. I have posted two of my favorites and the rest can be seen on my Flickr.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Finally got to see Where The Wild Things Are. Still not sure why the UK release was so much later. Loved that it was more for grown-ups than it was for kids. Mainly because I am supposedly a grown-up. Still not too sure on that count.

If you haven't already perused the work of 24 featured artists and their works inspired by Where The Wild Things Are at Vice than check it out. Some really good stuff. I really liked the pieces by Shintaro Kago, Lisa Hanawalt (above), and Esther Pearl Watson

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book Covers by J. Purrington

I picked up a copy of Let the Right One In from Amazon yesterday and was reminded of how not appealing the cover design for the book was. This in turn reminded me of the excellent version that the talented Jared Purrington created after he almost didn't buy the book because of how poor the cover design was. Here is what my version looks like:

Here is the version created by Jared:

The cover for Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card that Jared created is pretty cool as well. Check out his website for some of his other illustrations and projects. One word of warning though, don't ask his opinion of the film Wall-E. You may get more than you bargained for.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Love Tight Ends

But I don't love the University of Utah and I really don't love a large chunk of the fans of the University of Utah. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I don't love the Utah media either. Except for Greg Wrubell that is.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bullit - Behind The Scenes

A couple of months ago, The Selvedge Yard posted a behind the scenes look at what went into the production of the iconic car chase through the actual streets of San Francisco from the Steve McQueen film Bullit. It is a fascinating read full of little insights such as how McQueen originally insisted on doing all his own stunt driving until he "overshot a turn and smoked the tires." Turns out that the studio execs and his wife at the time were none to happy with this and quickly quashed the idea of him doing any additional stunt driving.

The entire piece is fascinating. In addition to the great insight, The Selvedge Yard also excels at providing fantastic photographs to give the story added depth. Seriously, take a few minutes and read the article. Also, if you have some free time, peruse the archives. The photo essays are just brilliant.