At first I was just here for the holidays. And then maybe I would stay just a little longer and help the folks out. They are old and they don’t drive anymore and I will save some dough since I am looking for a new place anyways.
But then a month goes by. What day is it even? What is happening to me? Who am I?
An upgrade is happening. All systems are being fixed or replaced. A grand healing.
I left SF and came to LA for one night. I crashed at Jamie’s crib.
Then down to SD to hang with the folks for the holidays.
It was Keith’s Bday too.
A few days in and I had run out of inventory for my online store. I had to jam back up to LA to hit my storage unit and might as well check the mail at the old crib. This old homie was there.
Santa at the post office surveying the land?
Get to tha choppa.
My parents’ neighbor Dave dropped off a bag of presents for us. This little cosmetics sack no one wanted. I decided I could use it for camera gear. My Mom crocheted him a hat and a scarf.
I went up to SF for about a week. I think I stayed 10 days actually. It went so fast I could’ve stayed 10 more. I miss it there. I miss my friends and the pedestrian lifestyle. It is so easy to hang out. I do not miss the weather. It was cold as fuck the entire time. And rainy.
Monkey and Bibiru.
Making photos to hang for the Hamburger Eyes new issue release party at Mike’s Barbershop.
This dude is 13 years old.
Michelle had something removed from her neck.
Bill and Gut.
Fun night. Everyone got drunk. Wish I got more photos. Thanks to every one who came out.
Rad photogs, David Root and Chris Beale.
Pablo and bacon wrapped hot dog cart guy.
Hoarders. Troy says it’s fake. Troy says the whole channel is fake. Kappy says put it on mute.
I cat-sitted for a few days. She shits where ever she wants. I was warned.
Samantha, Tony, Troy.
HR Giger’s alien made out of masking tape.
“It’s nasty out” or “Are you wet yet?” talking about when its raining, talking about sexting.
Stefan and George.
ROBOTS ON THE STREETS OF SF.
Mike’s Barbershop is fun.
When BB got home I asked him what is in the terrarium and he points out all the snails I didn’t notice. Then he lifts up the leaves on the bottom and there’s a grip of eggs. He eats them. He says they’re called “The Pearls of Aphrodite” or “White Caviar”.
There was a few more that I didn’t get a photo of. But you get the idea.
Andrea and Mark.
RIP ORFN. Legend status. Sad day for SF.
Kappy and Casey.
Krista and Michelle.
** BONUS SECTION **
Photos that were texted to me.
I was getting a bunch of photos of Clubber Lang off Monkey’s tv one day. Later he sent me this rad one of Ivan Drago.
Tito’s Bday. Photo by Kappy.
Breakfast selfies with Mark.
Ran into my old friend Ingrid.
Locals only. Calvin came to the party. Photo by Kappy.
Dennis sent this one the day after I had already left. He was in the East Bay.
These guys are installing a 40 foot fish tank at a casino. I love this show. My mom says she already saw this episode but doesn’t mind watching it again because she loves this show too.
Not sure what make and model KITT was, but this car right here has the same vibes. I had to look up to it up, KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand. Pretty sick.
Jonathan. Reminds me of a young me.
McCurdy and Max. Gay lovers.
Me and Dre.
I went to go watch UFC and Jamie’s house. This was in the courtyard area. What is it?
I got to go to the beach on my bday. I saw these guys on the way back to the car. They let me know they have my back. I was thinking the fence was bothering them. They said nah not really.
We hung 500 photos at our show in February. We sold approx 200 of them. And then 8 months later I went to pick up the rest. This is the trunk but the back seats and front seats were stacked too.
The original idea was to hang 1000 photos. On some retarded math I thought there was enough wall space. There wasn’t. But for our show in Munich I did print 1000 photos. Way over 1000 actually because there was multiple editors cutting lots of stuff. One of the guys said it should be “1001” because that number itself is a symbol that signifies “a lot”. I liked that and in all the press release stuff I think it did say “1001” photos.
Because I took so long, of course the frames got buried in art and other things in the basement of the gallery. Here is Fred. He is holding a box of our posters.
The Paperworks guys had a booth at Complexcon. I brought them some zines and some of these framed photos. After it was all done for some reason Mike returned all my stuff to Nick over at Little Big Man Gallery. This bear was in the hallway when I came to pick up.
Quick visit, Nick was busy and had to catch a flight to Paris for a book fair.
I was thinking how I miss shooting black and white film, so peep the cellphone conversions and let me know if you think it’s legit.
This is one of my fave docs. Ben Stewart also made KYMATICA which is great and a newer one I haven’t seen yet called UNGRIP. Let’s watch all 3 today.