Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ari Up R.I.P.

Ari Up (17th January 1962- October 20th 2010) This photo was taken by me at the Casbah in Hamilton, Ontario.

This night maybe 10 people showed up to the bar so she turned the show into an unofficial practice. At one point she called up my date on stage and they sang Clash covers together. After the show she let me take portraits and gave me and my date her home address in New York to hang out in the future. Ari Up was as genuine as a person can get. Her impact is undeniable on so many levels. Very cool girl. Very fun night.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Blue Mountain bad asses. HA!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Rituals at the Drake Hotel. NXNE


I took this photo of Steve Turner and Mark Arm of the band Mudhoney at the Hyatt Hotel. This photo just makes me smile.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tiger Jeet Singh

Legendary Pro Wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh in Milton, Ontario at Tigerfest. June 5th, 2010.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RAIN in Hamilton Ontario

It's raining right now in Hamilton, Ontario.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Whitehouse Philip Best

I took this photo of Philip Best of power electronics founders Whitehouse in Buffalo, NY. This show was incredible only about ten people in the audience but Whitehouse went crazy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fishbone -- Angelo Moore

I took this picture of Angelo Moore of Fishbone @ the Moose and Goose in St. Catharines, Ontario. It is was a double bill -- Fishbone and English Beat playing together for the first time ever. Fishbone blew the English Beat off the stage.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jello Biafra Dead Kennedys

Jello Biafra lead singer of the Dead Kennedys listening to old 45 vinyls. Taken an hour ago in Toronto, Canada. 1600 ISO 1/8th of a second F2.8. Very low light. Thankfully dropping the needle is a very still activity.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My band CAiiRO FOSTER is playing the Silver Dollar in Toronto tonight @ 9pm come out and see us!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Broken Pencil Magazine

The good people at broken pencil magazine reviewed a zine I made about Fat, Fifty and Punk you can read the quick review here...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fucked Up @ L3 in St. Catharines

Fucked Up @ L3 an hour ago.

Fucked Up @ L3 in St. Catharines

Fucked Up @ L3 in St. Catharines Ontario taken about an hour ago.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Modern Creatures

The Modern Creatures in Edmonton, Alberta @ some weirdly themed German bar just off of Whyte Ave. 2008/09.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vancouver -- FOB key

Results of an impromptu cellphone photography contest off of the Baillie brothers balcony. Downtown Vancouver.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I shot this portrait of Flavor Flav in Toronto. Serious as a heart attack.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nirvana + Meat Puppets + Digital Cameras =

The above photo I took is of Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and Kurt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets playing in Buffalo, New York in 2002 for a very short lived band called Eyes Adrift.

The main reason I am posting this photo is because it is a tie in with last weeks Spiritualized post. This Eyes Adrift show was one of the first I shot with a digital SLR camera and illustrates perfectly one of the early flaws with digital photography. The horrible "streaking grain" you see in the photo that was created by early digital SLRs was soon dubbed "noise" in photography circles and essentially described a horrible photograph. In case you are wondering....Yes, I had registered the domain name prior to the term for "shit" photography being called "noise". But I'd like to take this moment to thank you all for the hits from google and other search engines each and every week looking for what the term noise in photography means!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spiritualized @ the Kool Haus 2001

I shot this photo of Spiritualized @ the Kool Haus on October 29th 2001 in Toronto Canada. This photo is important to me because it was shot right before the newspaper I was working for at the time purchased the Nikon D1 digital SLR. I hate to say it but the "art" of shooting a live show was never the same again. Now most photographers fire off 500 shots at every exposure and go home happy everytime. Back in the day shooting a band like Spiritualized was like a final exam in exposure. Crazy light show, no flash, 3 songs, and a roll of 24.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Germs -- Lorna Doom, Don Bolles, Pat Smear

The original line up of the Germs (L-R) Lorna Doom, Don Bolles, and Pat Smear. I took this photo on June 29th 2009 in Buffalo, New York -- during a very quick sound check. The show was opened by five drunk girls singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" a cappella. Also, Shane West of the television series "ER" and movie "A walk to remember" starring Mandy Moore sang in place of the dead Darby Crash.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

J Mascis -- Dinosaur Jr.

J Mascis lead singer of Dinosaur Jr. taken at the Holiday Inn in Toronto, Ontario in June of 2007.