Friday, September 22, 2006

Vintage Cycle

I've never been one of those guys who's had to have a motorcyle. I never daydreamed about about a Harley or a Chopper. But....after visiting Blue Moon Cycle outside Atlanta for a Dealernews magazine cover shoot of the shop's owner John Landstrom, my mind has been changed. Landstrom specializes in beautiful vintage European bikes and I WANT one. Bikes like the Moto Guzi or BMW are much more cool to me than a brand new one. Landstrom, who travels to Germany twice a year shopping for vintage bikes, is photographed with a 1942 BMW R 12, which is available for $17,900.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pink Elephant

I saw a real life Pink Elephant today. No Joke. Enigmatic British artist Banksy's elaborately installed a painted elephant — a real one — in a living room scene in a warehouse southeast of downtown L.A. on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Banksy is known for graffiti-sprinkled work, acts of mischief and never appearing at his own exhibits or granting interviews. Celebrities including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted during the three-day show. Although the elephant was obviously the main draw, other pieces grabbed attention almost equally in the "warehouse full of mindless vandalism and pretty pictures."

Thursday, September 14, 2006


I thought I was going see history happen on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. I was shooting the Angels v. White Sox game for the Associated Press at Aneheim Stadium when White Sox pitcher Feddy Garcia went 7 2/3 innings pitching a perfect game. There have only been 16 perfect games pitched in basball history, the last being Randy Johnson in 2004. It was only the second baseball game I have shot in as many years, so I would have considered myself lucky to have been there. My photo of Freddy Garcia shows him reacting to Angels' Adam Kennedy's hit in the eight inning.