I recently photographed Kevin Floyd, the self proclaimed owner/beer guy at The Hay Merchant here in Houston. Although I've never been there at night, The Hay Merchant sounds like my kind of place because they have televisions, interesting decor and the beer list is long as hell. For part of the shoot, I took Kevin over the the adjacent restaurant, Underbelly, where a lot of the beer is stored. As a side note, I went to that restaurant with my wife, my homey Phelps and Tom Sietsema (in spirit) and the food was incredible. Anyway, big shout to Kevin for enduring a keg as a seat, all for the good of the shoot.
Julia Heymach, junior cross country state champion from Lamar High School, was named girls runner of the year for the third consecutive year by the Houston Chronicle. She finally took home the state championship after finishing second as a freshman and third as a sophomore. Big shout to Julia for coming to school on the first day of her Christmas break to take a bunch of photos. On another note, did y'all know that Lamar High's class of '87 buried a time capsule that is scheduled to be unearthed in 2037? Can't wait!
I recently worked on a cover story with Houston Press about the Houston Arts Alliance's funding and how it frequently goes to the same people every year. I photographed sculptor Ed Wilson, Janette Cosley of the Ensemble Theatre and Jason Nodler of the Catastrophic Theatre. Wilson, who won, lost and won again a commission to create something for the newly remodeled lobby of the George R. Brown Convention Center was the cover guy. To read more about HAA and it's funding, take a look at Steve Jansen's story.
The PLACE Upstairs is an interesting little shop on the second floor of a building in Midtown. There are a bunch of vintage and quirky goods for sale including skulls, a casket, an incubator and early 20th century dolls. Even the shoot at The Place was interesting. I took this particular photo at 11:33p on a Wednesday night after talking with Laura and Mike (the owners pictured) and perusing the store while sipping a 16oz can of PBR. I took this photo just a couple hours prior. All in all, a good night for me with the camera. BIG SHOUT to Laura and Mike who opened their store on an off night and chopped it up with me for a few hours. You should ALL go check it out. You'll have a good time. Check out the write-up in Houstonia here.
Check out the article HERE!