Photowalk around Old Town Pasadena

Copy and pasted from this Flickr thread I started:

I’ve got all day to chill before our 9PM gig at Old Towne Pub (Pasadena, CA).

Would anyone like to meet at 5:30pm?

I’ve mapped a ?2.7 mile route at Google Maps.

We don’t have to walk that route!

For those who rely on Metro, Memorial Park Station might be a good meeting place.

That would give us 90 minutes before sunset. We could walk around that area, and even get some night photography in.

Depending on where we are, I’d want to be at Old Towne Pub at 8:15pm (just so I’m not in a rush). Perhaps we could dine at a place nearby.

If you’d like to stay for our show at 9pm, you know we’d love the fans! (Note: You need to be 21+ to get into Old Towne Pub.)

I’m just throwing it out there.

I’m not sure about parking. I personally need to find a spot close enough for me to lug my bass and amp to Old Towne Pub.

Let me know if you’re down by leaving a comment here or through my contact page. Otherwise, have a great weekend!

Digital Days Photo Contest

Are you a budding photographer? Want to attend a cool workshop that won’t break the bank?

My friend, Drew Bennett of is offering six 2-day passes for Digital Days Photography Workshops in a few major cities.

  • Palm Springs , CA – April 4 & 5, 2009
  • Boston, MA – April 18 & 19, 2009
  • San Francisco, CA – April 25 & 26, 2009
  • New York, NY – May 16 & 17, 2009
  • Nashville, TN – May 30 & 31, 2009
  • Atlanta, GA – June 6 & 7, 2009

All you need to do is enter your best photo into his Flickr group by March 31st, 2009.

Get yourself over to for complete details. Enjoy!

Photographer harassment and rights discussion on KPFK Los Angeles

Fellow photographers, Shawn Nee (Discarted) and Thomas Hawk will be on the radio at Digital Village (KPFK 90.7 FM) today (Saturday, March 7, 2009) at 10:00am.

Peter Bibring of the ACLU will also be there.

If you can’t listen to the show live, wait for it in their archives.


Shawn helped organize the photowalk/rally near the US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles in late January. As for Thomas, he just takes so many photos that it’s inevitable for him to get harassed. (Someone tells me that I might be the next Thomas Hawk regarding photographer harassment. Oh noes.)

I know this is late, but if you have any points you’d like to bring up, you should post them in this Flickr discussion group thread.

[TSP] Show at the Whisky – February 28, 2009

The Scarlet Paradigm at the Whisky (Photo by Michael Kang)
The Scarlet Paradigm at the Whisky (Photo by Michael Kang)

We (The Scarlet Paradigm) have another gig at the Whisky (West Hollywood). It’s a late one, but we’ll make it worth your time. People seem to love us, too, so come out!

Our set is next Saturday, February 28th, 2009 at 11pm, but bands start performing at 8pm. (More details and tickets)


Are you a photographer? First of all, the venue is camera friendly. We’d love to see any photos you take of us!

I could also use some company walking up and down Sunset for some street photography. (Hopefully some Flickr friends will join us.) We just have to be at sound check at 3:00pm, so we’ll probably be done around 4-4:30pm. That’s a lot of time to kill. Let me know if you can hang out, yeah?

Los Angeles Flickr Meetup – February 21, 2009

Because it's too easy
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This Saturday, I’ll be attending a huge photowalk (meetup) with the Los Angeles Flickr Group.

You don’t need the latest SLR camera. Any camera will do. Just come and hang out!

As a bonus, there’s going to be a few prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 1-yr Flickr Pro Account
  • 2nd Prize: Starbucks Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize: Starbucks Gift Card
  • Best in Film Category: A Holga Camera

See you there!

More details at the discussion thread, including the map, rules, and fine print

The Scarlet Paradigm at Whisky A Go Go – 2/11/2009 9:30pm

Our band, The Scarlet Paradigm, has a show coming up.

Oh, and this one is ALL AGES. Can you dig it?!

Please buy your ticket now so we don’t have to worry about our pre-sale quota — a necessary evil as we work our way into the big time. Once we sell all these, I’ll remove the “Buy Now” link and you can just buy it from the box office the day of the show. Update 2/10/2009 – We did it! Thanks everyone! Don’t let that stop you from coming to the show, though. Let’s pack it out!

The Scarlet Paradigm is a Los Angeles rock band rooted with progressive, metal, hard, and punk rock influences. Formerly composed of the members of Phantom Scream since 2005, TSP has been equipped with a new singer since July 2008.