Already having an archive of mid-century vacation footage from around the southwest, I was able to put this trailer together fairly quickly, once S.L. Chamberlain told me he was going to use a photo of his mother for the cover of his debut single.
The music video for “The Ghost of Gus Grissom” speaks to the former astronaut’s final hours, alongside his fellow Apollo I space crew. Given the fact that the song was originally described as a “funeral dirge for cyborgs,” it made sense to pay homage to someone in the early days of the space program, especially one who was so mechanically adept.
Using footage from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, chosen by Greg Reynaud (aka Midway In Wake), I created this lyric video for the song “Your Majesty,” which follows the lyrical themes of the track, which is about a soldier who’s been dispatched to a catastrophe to provide information about what took place.
For the album art for Oxfist’s “Greetings From Bombay Beach” I comped together a photo from the nuclear tests in the Bikini Atolls and another photo I shot at sunset in Oregon.
I watched nearly real-time coverage of the Charlottesville travesty thanks to Periscope and Twitter, and I had to express my disgust in some type of creative way. Thus began the fictional all white hip-hop crew, ‘Crackas Wit’ Attitude,’ who’s debut album was nothing but white noise.
Dana Gould (Simpsons, Seinfeld, Stan Against Evil) recorded his Kill Rock Stars debut, ‘Mr. Funny Man,’ in the always pleasurable Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA on May 3, 2017. I had the pleasure of working with Dana to comp the evening’s two shows into one cohesive hour that was completely airtight. If you’ve ever […]
Using some footage that I shot in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, on some Independence Day, many years ago, I put together this lyric video for Elliott Smith’s “Bottle Up And Explode! (Alternate Version),” which appears on the bonus disc of the recently released “Either/Or: Expanded Edition.”
During the remixing and mastering process of Elliott Smith’s ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition,’ Larry Crane dug portions of the Elliott Smith archive out of storage to check new mixes against old, etc. While the tapes were in town, I set-up a shoot with them at Jackpot! Studios. One of my photos ended up in the final packaging, and the same one appeared in issue #118 of Tape Op Magazine.