Seriously, how good was that movie when you were a kid? Did anyone see the remake? How was it?
Anyway, Friday was a super surreal day. I got hired to shoot a girls 23rd birthday party. I thought it was going to be at Angels and Kings and the money was right, so I said yes. I don’t normally shoot a lot of birthday parties… A few days before the party, the decided to move to to a karaoke bar, which made me a bit uncomfortable. There aren’t normally a lot of party photographers at karaoke bars. I wanted to cancel, but I need to rent a car when I am in LA next month so I sucked it up. When I got there, they made me take off my hat. Evidently baseball caps are some how not allowed at a friggin’ karaoke bar. Too classy I guess. Don’t want the place to look shabby when people are singing Mac the Knife. It was super awkward at first, but after I met everyone, and they all got super drunk and they played some Al Green I got pretty into it. I spent a lot of time shooting the birthday girl (Happy birthday Vicky!) and he friend who hired me, so there are a lot of repeats at the start of this gallery. I did have fun there, but I do sort of think shooting a birthday party like that makes me a little bit of a whore. But like they say once you turn that first trick, it’s a lot easier to turn the second. So if anyone wants me to shoot their birthday party and give me money for it, I am down, as long as there are no clowns or magicians involved. (A magic clown may be negotiable.)
I eventually took them all to Webster Hall for Trash. Trash is great again. I am really excited about that. Gotta give Alex and Jess props for putting that back together. Semi Precious Weapons played and Michael T and this cute dame named Madame Rosbud did some fancy dance numbers before they went on. I am putting the SPW photos in a separate gallery that will be up soon. I have a pretty good story about those shots so stay tuned. Due to some titty flashing, go-go dancing and full frontal burlesquing this gallery is rated NSFW. But please, if you are not at work, check it the fuck out.