Brendon Small Dethklok

Dethklok live on the U.S.S Midway

This year marked my third (and last) year as Ambassador of Badass Photography to Adult Swim and Superfly Presents. Though I unfortunately accumulated no free swag, I managed to uphold my penchant for snapping some interesting shots. As a result of the aforementioned interesting shots, I landed myself some phat exposure after Adult Swim included […]

Girl Talk: The Energy God

I felt that this warranted it’s own post because of how expressive Gregg “Girl Talk” Gillis is as an artist. Never have I had an artist more energetic during a performance than this guy. Us music photographers already have a tough time trying to make adjustments for our low-light situations. For those of us who can’t […]

Seth Green, The Humble

When I realized photojournalism was more or less my forté, I made it a goal to emulate the depth of candidness seen in old celebrity LIFE magazine editorials. I envied the opportunities these photographers as many of their portfolios were loaded with a variety of portraits and backstage photos. Each photo was interesting because I […]

Comic Con 2011: My favorite year with Adult Swim, ever

This was probably my most memorable Comic Con experience ever. In 2011 Adult Swim leased out Quality Social in downtown San Diego to host evening events for a limited group of fans and celebrities. During the day, the bar acted as a base of operations for the marketing team from Superfly Presents and was available for […]

Jason Mraz & Alysse Fischer: My Humbling Experience

In March of 2010 I photographed for Alysse Fischer during her live album recording at Lestat’s Coffee Shop off Adams Avenue in San Diego. For those of you that have yet to be enlightened, she is a singer/songwriter that performed on Jason Mraz’s Cafe Gratitude tour. I still vividly remember how great of a job she […]

Das Racist: When Marketing Fail At Their Job

When there’s no crowd, there’s no show. I’m not opposed to photographing small venues, especially for interesting shows with well known up-and-comings. However I was left a little underwhelmed throughout the Das Racist performance at UC San Diego, and part of that has to do with the lack of hype generated by the group responsible for […]

Nosaj Thing & Toro y Moi at The Loft

Nosaj Thing (or DJ Bruce Lee as I like to call him) and Toro y Moi were the meekest, shyest performers to ever grace my lens. But on the same token, these two are among the most widely respected producers out there. I was given this opportunity during my brief stint with Art Power at […]

Manny Pacquiao’s “Pacman Day”

If you didn’t hear, Manny Pacquiao officially has his own day in San Diego. City Council recognized this honor and presented this to Pacman himself on October 24th, 2010, where I was fortunate enough to have photographed. The ceremony was held in Mira Mesa High School’s gymnasium on behalf of a fundraiser that Manny was […]

Tyrese Gibson: The Art of Thinking On Your Feet

Meeting Tyrese Gibson was probably one of my most frustrating moments as a photographer. Tyrese popped up out of nowhere while I was busy photographing the Adult Swim staff passing out Ben & Jerry’s for fans. At the time I had the wrong lenses mounted on my cameras (my 50mm prime and 80-200mm lenses) and was […]

Adult Swim x Comic Con 2010

I made my break into paid event photography gigs during my first Comic Con experience. I had just moved away from home, experienced a few months living in San Diego, and only decided to go to Comic Con with my best friend many months after the tickets went on sale. We only purchased tickets for […]

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