THE WILLOWZ

Last night, The Willowz played in LA, and we were lucky enough to go behind the scenes for an amazing show.

With an impressive list of collaborations under their belt, including soundtracks to Michel Gondry’s films “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Science of Sleep”, they are a force to be reckoned with. Beyond their stellar discography, Loren Humphrey (drums) also wrote and recorded the tunes for “MAKE IT COUNT”, the Element documentary. And most recently, The Willowz have become the backbone of Element’s webisodes, highlighting the amateur contest series.

Click here to see more behind the scenes imagery and pictures from last night’s show.

For tour dates, check out myspace.com/thewillowz

To purchase their music via iTunes, click HERE

Also check out the music video “Take A Look Around” which was directed by Michel Gondry’s son, Paul.

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REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

Since moving to Southern California, I have met some really inspirational people, and Mary Myers is certainly one of them.

Designer, mother and super woman; she is the master mind behind “Novella Royale”.

Novella Royale was inspired by the concept of designing luxury handbags without creating waste from new materials. The leather from each bag is hand cut from vintage jackets, making each piece a one-of-a-kind in color, distressing and seaming. In addition to using only recycled leather, each bag is lined with organic fabric, and is hand made in Los Angeles.

I got the chance to shoot her Spring Summer 2010 range.

Shop at the Novella Royale website and check out her blog.

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MAKE IT COUNT PHOTO SERIES – BAM MARGERA

Throughout 2009, Kirk Dianda filmed and edited MAKE IT COUNT, The Element Story. The documentary is a four-part series, that tells the story of the iconic brand and the people that helped shape what it is today.

Element recently released a 200-page photo book, which includes a DVD of the film too (available at elementskateboards.com). The book is jam-packed with imagery from Element’s 20 years of defining moments, including ads, unseen photos, graphics, and behind the scenes photos from the film.

Throughout the production process, I was lucky enough to travel with Kirk while he interviewed this collection of truly inspiring people and shoot behind the scenes photos.

To start things off, we flew to the east coast to shoot a handful of interviews, including Bam and his family in Westchester, PA, Donny Barley in Providence, RI, and Chad Muska in New York, NY.

Bam’s house was an amazing collection of art, photos, signature Bam skateboard decks, a video editing suite, and radio studio. Here is a selection of photos of the phenomenon that is Bam Margera!

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Snapped this on the road from Philadelphia to West Chester, PA.

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