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Sadly this October was the last edition of Fright Night LA in its current version. Our illustrious host Noah K, decided to take a break from this event while preparing for Bat’s Day #10. Normally I would post the images to Fright Night the week before the next month’s edition. Since there wasn’t to be another one to follow (until next year), I didn’t make a reminder in my calendar to post these in November. I’ll make up for that lapse now.



Old friends and new, gather ‘round (18 behind the cut) )
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On many weekends I’ve roamed the high deserts of southern California with family and friends photographing the many abandoned homes, businesses, mines, farms, military posts, ghost towns and factories that dot the region.

Some of you also know that I’m the event photographer for Fright Night LA. The two projects converge This Friday, when I will be the featured artist of the month. I will be displaying and selling copies of some of the best works. Check out the event flyer and the slide show below. If you’re in Southern California, I’d love to see you there.



Event Flyer

Photos will be offered in sizes:
5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and a very limited number in 20” x 30” poster size.
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As many of you know, on many weekends I’ve roamed the high deserts of southern California with family and friends photographing the many abandoned homes, businesses, mines, farms, military posts, ghost towns and factories that dot the region.

Some of you also know that I’m the event photographer for Fright Night LA. The two projects converge on September 14th, when I will be the featured artist of the month. I will be displaying and selling copies of some of the best works. Check out the event flyer and the slide show below. If you’re in Southern California, I’d love to see you there.



Event Flyer

Photos will be offered in sizes:
5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and a very limited number in 20” x 30” poster size.
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Fright Night LA continues to play host to some of the best and certainly most unique rising stars in the Los Angeles music scene. Tonight, the The Coffin Draggers will perform their unique Gothabilly sound. This is likely to be a wild night just like last month when Ego Plum and the Ebola Music Orchestra warped, er.. rocked the house. If you weren’t there, here some of what you missed!


Ego and Id  )
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Coming up this Friday, Aug 10th, is one of the last 3 installments of Fright Night LA. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Fright Night LA is where bad horror movies collide with Los Angeles’ rising stars in music and art. This month Fright Night features the art of JESLAB, musical performance by the one and only The Coffin Draggers, and as a special treat, Dr Morbius will pay another visit to MC this week’s movies.

If you missed last month’s show, here’s some of what you missed including an art showing by Evil Paul.



Preshow highlights [14 behind the cut] )
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Yeah I’m slow. Mad Marionettes put on an incredible show. Very high energy and lot’s of fun. If you ever get the chance to see them perform – GO! They sounds good, the play cleanly and put it out there for all to enjoy.



Swingin good times [20 behind the cut] )
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Yeah I’m slow. Much of Thursday and Friday was seriously occupied with computer related checks and struggling with the on-going MySpace debacle (which is being worked on). I was enormously pleased with the photos and regret not getting these out before this past Friday’s show.


The audience begins to arrive

Off to the races [21 behind the cut] )
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For those of you not on my filtered friends list, HI!

Some of you know that I was considering and planning for an art gallery type showing of my photography before I locked up a number of my posts. I realized today that I really should explain to everyone how that project is proceeding!

The first task was to chose a type of images to highlight. In the course of a poll, many of you decided that my "Abandoned Site" photography was the overwhelming favorite. I was equally fortunate to have access to a venue in which to display the images - Fright Night LA (thank you Noah [livejournal.com profile] dirtnap13 for allowing me the privilage to do so). I'm currently on the schedule to display and sell copies of my photo handiwork on September 14th. This will be the next to the last show for Fright Night LA, and my first art showing (ever).

The next task has been to select photos I want to highlight. With the help of my daughter Brenna ([livejournal.com profile] persephone1313) and my close friend Angie ([livejournal.com profile] badgerphone), we took an initial cut at chosing a batch of phones from over 4 years of work and nearly 3500 images. It wasn't an easy task and these ladies have my deepest thanks. After a few more cuts, the list is down to 60 images (35 primary and 25 back-ups). I'm going to do some editting on the actual images and cull the list down to 40 total with a preference to be at 30. I've already sent a series of images to photo processing places to print up sample proofs in various sizes.

The plan is to print:
12 - 20 images of each photo in a 5 x 7" size;
6 - 10 images of each photo in a 8 x 10 (12)" size;

Selected prints will be printed in 11 x 14" and 20 x 30" sizes, but these will be limited to a single print for the show (mounted on foamboard).

The target is to send off images to the printers in two weeks and to have them in hand the week of August 6th. This way I have time to regroup if there's troubles with any given print (I hope).

The biggest obstacle in this is merely adhering to schedule and working to get the prints ready. I keep reminding myself that this is low key and low threat while beating down the thought that I am completely out of my league in doing this at all. Who am I kidding? OK Ok , small show, small venue and surrounded by friendly faces... calm, breath... :) This ought to be fun.
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Greetings gang,


In a nice public post I just wanted to everyone know I hadn't fallen in the sea or down a mine shaft. With a few exceptions, I've been busily working on selecting and choosing photos for my Fright Night LA "artist of the month" gig. I've narrowed down the list to about 75 images from the last few years of abandoned places photography. The goal is to narrow the selections down to a mere 30 images.

I've sent off images to "QOOP" the company handles printing for Photobucket. I ordered sample batches of several (smaller) sized prints to check resolution levels. For most images, I can upload the image in large format and print up to an 8" x 12" high resolution pic. I'm likely going to pick 4 or 5 images I consider the very best and get them printed as poster sized prints. I'll back these on foam board and may put them in simple frames.

In general, I think the process is going well and things should be ready (at least the small prints for sure) in time for the show. I'll have a table and such available but an inteesting thought has crossed my mind. If I'm being the good business person and selling (I hope) my photos, who's going to be taking even photos that night?.. Conversely who could or would mind the booth?.. Curiouser and curiouser..
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Last month was a fantastic and fun episode of Fright Night at the CIA. Tomorrow’s show should be no different. The artist for June is none other than Untamed Highway (Comics) well known for their very alternative and edgy work. The music this month will be provided by Mad Marionettes and the sounds of a twisted carnival.

If you weren’t at last month’s show, here’s some of what you missed in the musical adventures of Renfield



Musical madness...[15 behind the cut] )
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Last month was a fantastic and fun episode of Fright Night at the CIA. Tomorrow’s show should be no different. The artist for June is none other than Untamed Highway (Comics) well known for their very alternative and edgy work. The music this month will be provided by Mad Marionettes and the sounds if a twisted carnival.

If you weren’t at last month’s show, here’s some of what you missed from artist: Michael Broom and music by Renfield



Welcome back my friends to the show that will soon end..[18 behind the cut] )
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Over the last few years, Fright Night has delved into the movie vaults to bring you horrifying classics and not so classic movie gems. This month, Noah K is features the bad movie works of none other that Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) and Francis Ford Coppola (The GodFather).

Come out tonight to the CIA in North Hollywood and see the art of Michael Broom and hear the musical mayhem of Renfield.

If you didn’t make to last month’s (Friday the 13th) Fright Night, here’s some of what you missed!



Roaming the CIA [11] )

The Macabre Art of Alester GG Gilgrim [2] )



We’re dying to see you there tonight!

Music by More Than Never [8] )
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Back in March, a reporter from the On-Line Magazine “Blue Railroad.com” approached me to use a photo from Fright Night LA in one of her articles. After some credit and formatting discussions, we came to agreement and provided her a photo taken during the Cabinet of Curiosities performance that night.

The article is in the middle of her page for May
http://bluerailroad.com/columns/veronique_0507_01.html
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OMG, I can't believe I happened to find this.

The original Fright Night from my childhood!

Growing up in the Louisville (KY) area one of the shows I got to watch (live and in reruns) was Fright Night. It was my first introduction to classic and not so classic horror movies. The "Fearmonger" was so corny, but as a kid then, the effect was still impressive. In his deep baritone, he would omniously warn of fiendish things to come in the movie; and during breaks, he'd offer deadpan puns about things that had just happened in the movie. Perhaps this is the reason I enjoy doing Fright Night LA now. Fond memories.
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While on the updating binge.. The previous week has been busy. After a lot of loading, reloading and creative searching, I’ve got the primary home computer about 95% healthy. There were way too many nights spent on the phone with Microsoft Customer Service (in New Delhi) to get portions of the configuration files loaded and be sure that things work. In the final analysis, I lost all the documents and personal pictures on the C drive/My Documents directories, but fortunately had already backed up all my music and photos to the external hard drive. As a curious bit of happenstance, the week that my PC was down, Trish’s MySpace page got nuked by their customer service. As I’ve been told, this only happens when someone is doing something really (like accidental spamming worms?).

Weekly wonderment )
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I’m a naughty boy. OK besides the obvious...

I meant to get these posted before show this past Friday. I went through the images last night and in record time, edited and resized over 80 shots. These are the highlights. Performance photos from the Mandown show are next up.

If you haven’t been to Fright Night LA or visited the CIA for another show, you should. Interesting doesn’t begin to cover it.


Cute couple

Mayhem and happenstance at the CIA [20 behind the cut] )

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