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So much to do, so much to see; so what's wrong with taking the backstreets?

I had a great holiday season, over the break from Sony, I had company in town. Kristin was back for a month, she just left. Already miss the old roomie.

I am really digging my new work sony vaio, its windows 7 64 and I loaded it on a Vaio z591.
Anyways, first post, first toast of the new year. I will definitely be updating this with what i've been working on.

We went on lots of adventures,
My friend Diana had some friends over for a holiday party.
Took a lot of photos, we also went to Getty Villa in Malibu, Griffith Park, the beach.

Music/Photography news: Droog Mirror - Rooftop Summer Residency

Supported by my imagery.. DROOG continues to rue the roost. See the writeup below...

Berlinista: Electronic Music,Fashion & Style Report
Droog Mirror - Rooftop Summer Residency

Droog, the LA based DJ collective comprised of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe, unveiled a six month summer residency at the Rooftop Pool.

The Rooftop Pool is California's most sought after and scorching party venues at the Los Angeles Downtown Standard Hotel.

The irresistible combination of soaring skyscrapers, perfect weather, modernist design and world class DJs make Droog's Standard residency one of Los Angeles' can't miss summer spots. Last summer Droog oversaw some truly memorable mid-summer madness, with bikinis bobbing to the beats of the most exciting names in global techno music. This summer promises to be no different with Droog taking to the decks the throughout the summer alongside a roster of talent fat enough to rival that of any clubbing mecca.

ARTICLE CONTINUES...................


Listing info:

Mar 22, 2009
Culprit Season Opening party with Crosstown Rebels: Droog, Lee Foss, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus and Clive Henry
Hours: 1pm - 9pm
Tix: $10 before 4pm/$20 after

April 5, 2009
Droog Standard: Droog, Mathias Tanzmann, Simon Baker
Hours: 1pm - 9pm
Tix: $10 before 4pm, $20 after

May 3, 2009
Droog Standard: Droog, Martin Landsky, John Tejada
Hours: 1pm - 9pm
Tix: $10 before 4pm, $20 after

Mark Kane

I shot Mark Kane on Saturday night, we went over a style, and then I pulled it off in my parking garage. Brick looks gnarly @ f11.
Friends, if you want to see the whole set, shoot me a message.. these are some of my favs.


I've always loved how I run my photo-blog, it is very quick, concise and the quality is all there.
But, for the past year, I've always wondered if I should think of a catchy business name/spinoff...

Sometimes it's hard to remember.. or you could butcher the URL and never find my site..
soltis, solstice, saltis, whatever. ;)

kind of like chipa-topa-lay when you mean chipotle.. jack in the box anyone?

So, before Miami season, I will have shirts,flyers and free promo CD's from some of my favorite DJ's in the archive.
2YEARS later.. a lightbulb went off in my head.. so I changed it out with a CFL. ;)

and I am happy to announce

as my own sister domains..
same photoblog,same access to all the great weekly galleries.

Now you can say...
The night moves me


p.s. I may need some help patching together a logo from idea's flying around in my head...

Resident Advisor: 2008 Year-end in pictures

Click to see/read the article

Hello friends, I made a bunch of submissions to RA this year..
The site made a year:end and picked their favorite galleries.
Had about 6 galleries that I submitted get picked over the course of 2008, moreso picking up around the summer with our awesome string of standard parties+cinespace.

We have Gui Borotto,Lawler,Magda,Drumcode night,Bill Patrick and Burridge + a few more.

I'm really happy to showcase this for the year, enjoy.
Thanks RA!

2008 Winter/Year end portfolio

I took the past few weeks sorting my aperture library picking year end favorites.

Click for the gallery


BIGSHOT MAG: LA Compression turns three. More photos/coverage.

A very nice read.. click here to check it out @ bigshotmag

Plus I can finally speak ;) COMPRESSION: mini-magazine coming soon. :)

In a city where movie stars and models reign supreme, the dedicated crew who run the revered techno night Compression have steadfastly seen their party through a litany of memorable events. On November 28th, Compression will mark its third anniversary with a post turkey day blowout featuring Funk D'Void and Mistress Barbara at Cinespace. A slew of other cool shows are confirmed well into 2009, featuring the likes of Cassy, Anja Schneider, Christian Martin and Mike Shannon. Big Shot caught up with Compression's founder and managing director, Robtronik, and got the lowdown on the party which has featured genre stalwarts such as Steve Bug (pictured above), Richie Hawtin and Josh Wink.

BPM Magazine: Give Thanks for turkey and techno.

Full article here

After you've recovered from that food coma, it's time to hit the club. Friday after Thanksgiving, Compression celebrates three years at the heart of Los Angeles' techno renaissance with Funk D'Void and Mistress Barbara providing the soundtrack at CineSpace.

Friday, November 28th, 2008
6356 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 817-3456

Click for the good read: and more info and upcoming shows from Compression.

Jern and Matt Cerf - Fall 2008.

Matt and Jaren Cerf produce&record dance tracks and have become some of Trance/House music heros. Matt's unique production style and Jaren's Vocals made for one of Dance music's biggest productions of 2007. Light the skies.
We have been friends since I took on my dance music career in photography. They had just finished green screening a music video and had extra studio time.

I setup for an hour or two and had some fun!

Jaren Cerf - Fall 2008

Jaren Cerf - Fall 2008

More on flickr

Another COMPRESSION this Friday

Another e-flyer.
Providing Imagery :)

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