life through my left eye

Philadelphia-based photographer freelancing for The Swollen Fox and Merrifield Records, amongst others. Experiencing everything with one eye closed.
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Here comes your (wo)man

Last night’s show with #newsoundbrass and #rebirthbrassband was unreal. More photos to come. (at Underground Arts)

I’ll use any excuse to brag about that time my mom was David Bowie’s photographer. Happy Birthday, David #thinwhiteduke #davidbowie #stationtostation

Just met one of my biggest heroines in music journalism and broadcasting - @wendyrollins of @radio1045 #thetwowendies (at Radio 104.5)

Blurry Outtakes: That moment when you wander to the right spot and catch every member of Robert Randolph & The Family Band as they exit the stage.

What a night.

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Long Island City Says Goodbye to 5 Pointz

To view more photos and videos of 5 Pointz both before and after the whitewashing, be sure to visit the 5 Pointz location page.

For over 20 years, the 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens, has been a hub for street artists from around the world to showcase their work. Many Instagrammers in New York have visited 5 Pointz to document the dynamic, vibrant graffiti on its exterior.

The building is privately owned by Long Island developer Jerry Wolkoff who has plans to raze 5 Pointz at the end of this year. Early Tuesday morning, the structure’s artwork was quietly painted over with white paint. In the wake of this news, locals and visitors alike are documenting the changes that herald the building’s final days.

When I lived in NYC, I worked at a studio in Long Island City and would pass 5 Pointz while taking the 7 to and from work. I would also see the Manhattan skyline appear in the distance, but the seconds it took to pass this building were much more exciting as I would see something different every time.

I’m heartbroken it was all whitewashed just so they could tear the building down.

Tomorrow’s assignment: Robert Randolph and The Family Band at Ardmore Music Hall.  Read my preview over at The Swollen Fox.

Outtake: Res singing an acapella version of “Tsunami” to Xavier and Jonathan, who traveled all the way from Las Vegas to Philly just to see her #res #refriedmac (at World Cafe Live)

Philly’s own Res took a break from opening for Macklemore to celebrate the release of The ReFriedMac EP, a collection of covers of her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs.  Read more and see the photos at The Swollen Fox  

Here’s my one secreted photo from Cat Power’s weird, uncomfortable, yet wonderful show Saturday night in Philadelphia.  Read my recap over at The Swollen Fox.

Here’s my one secreted photo from Cat Power’s weird, uncomfortable, yet wonderful show Saturday night in Philadelphia.  Read my recap over at The Swollen Fox.