Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Beauty and Grandeur of Yellowstone National Park


Old Faithful

I had started writing a blog post for my trip to Yellowstone National Park in which I attempted to describe the beauty and grandeur of this magnificent park but two tings happened: firstly, my computer restarted and the 500 or so words I had already written were not saved (UGH!), and secondly, I realized that no words can really describe this amazing treasure. That being said, I am also keenly aware that most of my readers are not visiting my blog for my words, you are here to see the images.

In that spirit, I hope you enjoy my photos from Yellowstone and if you see any you like, head over to my store and BUY A PRINT.































Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Neon Desert Music Festival 2019, El Paso Texas - Complete Photo Gallery


The Neon Desert Music Festival is one of the biggest events of the year in the greater El Paso area. The two day music festival attracts some of the top musical acts year after year and 2019 was no exception. The 2019 line up featured Tyga, Steve Aoki, Miguel, Rezz, Dashboard Confessional, Deorro, Wiz Khalifa, Kali Uchi's, Young Thug and Tchami just to name a few.

It's one of my favorite events of the year, especially since the Sun City Music Festival did not take place last year and no word if it will ever return. The venue for the Neon Desert Music Festival was moved from previous years location which had been centered around the San Jacinto Plaza. The festival is still held in downtown El Paso, just two blocks East of the original site. And the move was a good one, the new location was more spacious and spread out but still offered the unique setting of downtown as its backdrop.

The weather this year was sunny and warm, not scorching heat but hot enough to send several dozen festival goers to the first aid tent due to heat exhaustion. Medics and security were busy pulling passed out attendees from the crowd and rushing them off for medical attention, but this is common place during music festivals such as this, especially during the peak heat times of the day.

There's lots of delicious local food to sample as well as murals and live art work displays by local artists. There was even a small retail shop village this year featuring a local second hand store Thrft

Does it stack up to festivals such as Coachella, Ultra or EDC? No, I don't even think that would be possible to pull off in a far off isolated mid-sized metropolis such as El Paso, but the event organizers put on a great music festival and I think it's worth the $100 general admission for a full, two day slate of music on four stages.

Bookmark their web site and stay tuned for the announcement of the line up for the festivals 10 year anniversary https://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com/

Be sure to check out my write up about what it's like to be a music festival photographer CLICK HERE.

Enjoy the photos!


DJ Deorro on the Franklin Mountains Stage, Sunday May 26th



Shoreline Mafia



Tyga



Tyga






Tory Lanez



Tory Lanez






Dashboard Confessional



Paul Wall




Shoreline Mafia



Tyga



Tyga





Tory Lanez



Tory Lanez



Tory Lanez




Steve Aoki


Steve Aoki



Dashboard Confessional




Dashboard Confessional



Dashboard Confessional




Miguel



Miguel



Miguel




Miguel





Miguel





Miguel



Miguel

Miguel


Shoreline Mafia





Professional photographer David Davis shoots a photo of Kickpin sneaker shop phenoms, 
Drew and Jaime Frank





Tyga



Tyga




A nice view of the Franklin Mountains Stage


Tory Lanez



Steve Aoki



Dashboard Confessional




Miguel


Tory Lanez






Backstage with Tyga's dance team



Dancer Sylvia Mannova struts her stuff as one of Tyga's dancers









Kali Uchis




Deorro



Local El Paso musician Lavell Jones and his band on the Homegrown Stage



Kali Uchis



Kali Uchis




Deorro