Thursday, June 25, 2009

WIRE Magazine Byron Coley Ponderosa Stomp Review

Just had a photo published in the UK's WIRE magazine in the July issue. Lead photo in the 'On Location' section with Roy A. Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies backed by Brooklyn's own A-Bones. Review penned by the mighty Byron Coley, who wrote for the legendary Forced Exposure zine in the 80's and early 90's and has been busy ever since.

click on the tear sheet to see a much larger, readable version.

Also note:

The Stomp in in NYC @ Lincoln Center on July 16, 17, 19

A-Bones Record release party July 10th
A-Bones with Roy and Cyril July 23rd @ Maxwells
A-Bones with Roy and Cyril July 24rd @ Southpaw

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tribute to Wardell Quezergue - photo

Another success story of good imagery helping out a good organization: This portrait of Wardell was used in the brochure for Lincoln Center Festival for the show the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation helped curate.

Can't wait for July 19th.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Junior Brown - Beale on Broadway St. Louis

Junior Brown, at St. Louis club Beale On Broadway. A couple shitty red lights and one phenomenal guitar player. Missed him at the Big Apple BBQ, but got a good dose of him that night.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Howard Tate, Lucero @ Big Apple BBQ photos


Leslie and I hit up the Big Apple BBQ Block Party this weekend for some food and music. We were hungry when we got there and then a bit freaked out by the overlapping, chaotic lines for meat, so we shot over to Blue Smoke to eat some Q and have a beer at the bar.

When we got back to the Park we caught Howard Tate with the Divine Soul Rhythm Band and Memphis' Lucero. NYC's own Saron Crenshaw sounded tight and funky but we missed a good part of his set to forage.

Click the link above fo' mo' pictures.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Great Photos + Great PR = Great Coverage

All media is fundamentally visual. Newspapers and the internet are nothing without good images. Images are the hook and the first impression.

Here's a success story about how a good photograph got a tremendous amount of coverage for a corporate client (for a fraction of the cost of an ad buy). Working with Save-A-Lot Food Stores (client) and the PR agency Blick & Staff Communications - who did a ton of calling and pitching - we were able to get a very fun picture of Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway in multiple placements in Dallas media... including a cool post on the Dallas Observer blog titled 'Best. Photo. Ever.'

(hmm...I wonder if that one would have run without a good photo...)

Best. Picture. Ever
Dallas Observer Blog

Dallas leaders hope opening of East Oak Cliff Save-a-Lot will be a development catalyst
Dallas Morning News

Pictures from Save-A-Lot grand opening
Dallas News City Hall Blog

WFAA TV station website
ABC Affilliate

Editorial: Affordable Groceries for those who need them
Dallas Morning News

get the picture?