I’ve got 3 milk crates and a microphone …

I had a fun week of shooting shows last week … First, on Wednesday, I got to shoot the first show ever of Dreamcar (photos and review here), then on Sunday night I shot The Sleaford Mods on the last date of their first shows in America. Here are my photos and review of The…

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The Damned are a not a goth band!

I’m happy to be able to post my photos and review of The Damned 40th Anniversary show at The Belasco Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Please see the link to┬áNew Noise Magazine here. I didn’t include the set list in my review because it was so long … But here it is, if you’re interested…

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Online Gallery for ALL ACCESS show – Long Beach Dec 5, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016

Here’s an online gallery for the framed images in the ALL ACCESS show currently hanging at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. These framed photos are available for purchase at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. Thank you for asking! Phil Alvin – Framed, white mat, square black molding, 13 x 19, Gelatin Print –…

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A 3-fer!

I hope when I type things like: “I was lucky enough to score a photopass” that I don’t sound like a phony. I truly feel lucky to get these photopasses. Regularly, professional, working, photographers will ask me how I get my photopasses … I am lucky to have friends in the right places who can…

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Big Deal …

While I am merely an unpaid hired gun set photographer, I feel very attached to Death or Glory. Recently, I assisted in putting on an event at Angel City Brewery called “Steal Music Buy Art” or SMBA for short. SMBA was created to debut 4 episodes of Death or Glory but became so much more….

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On Line Gallery for Los Angeles Punk Museum show

I currently have 8 photos in the Los Angeles Punk Museum show at The Stockroom in (Silverlake) Los Angeles, CA. The show runs through Nov 8, 2014 and included some really cool stuff. Great photos, Punk Rock Cartoons, Paintings, Clothing, Original Sex Pistols posters, movies, rock shows … It’s great … All of my photos…

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Write Your Obit Before Darting Across Beverly

I had never been to the Bootleg Theater before seeing The Obits there a few weeks ago. It’s an interesting venue. There are 2 rooms. You enter into a room with a big stage, a bar, some tables and stools. This is the smaller of the 2 rooms. The one thing that annoyed me about…

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top ten of 2013

I was reading a post by fellow photographer Michael Ares and he did a year end, “top ten” list of his favorite shots of 2013. After reading his post, I thought it was a great idea. A great way to look through your work throughout the year and see how your are improving or if…

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walk … smile … breathe … relax … take your time … have fun … SHOOT!

I learned a lot last weekend. A LOT. I did a one-on-one workshop with Rinzi Ruiz. I met Rinzi when he was assisting Eric Kim at a workshop held at Think Tank Gallery in Oct 2011. Then in 2012 I attended a workshop that Rinzi hosted along with Bellamy Hunt. I really have great feelings…

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Beth Short aka The Black Dahlia

Last weekend I went on a bus tour tracing the final days of Elizabeth Short … as known as “The Black Dahlia.” If you have an interest in true crime in general, in the Black Dahlia case specifically or the unsavory history of downtown Los Angeles itself, I highly recommend this tour and its producers…

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