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RANDOM SNAPSHOTS

If you follow me on Instagram odds are you know how much of an oddball and weird I am. It’s the place where I sometimes channel my inner 13 year old ands make fun little clips or catch life’s randomness with an I Phone. The past 6 months have been personally challenging, crazy, adventurous and amazing all in one. These are some of my favorites (some made instagram and some didn’t). I encourage you to document all that surrounds you, all that inspires you and all that challenges you.

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RANDOM SNAPSHOTS

If you follow me on Instagram odds are you know how much of an oddball and weird I am. It’s the place where I sometimes channel my inner 13 year old ands make fun little clips or catch life’s randomness with an I Phone. The past 6 months have been personally challenging, crazy, adventurous and amazing all in one. These are some of my favorites (some made instagram and some didn’t). I encourage you to document all that surrounds you, all that inspires you and all that challenges you.

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SATURDAY SNAPSHOT STROLL

Was today in LA not just the coolest day ever? Hope you dig these snapshots. Made a couple stops around Abbot Kinney, Kreation, TOMS and around the back streets of Venice.

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SATURDAY SNAPSHOT STROLL

Was today in LA not just the coolest day ever? Hope you dig these snapshots. Made a couple stops around Abbot Kinney, Kreation, TOMS and around the back streets of Venice.

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SOLE BICYCLES

Big thanks to Sole Bicycles in Venice for the new ride! The El Tigre is the perfect bike to help me get around Venice. Today I managed to break out the camera and take some snapshots along a ride to the pier. Check em out!

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SOLE BICYCLES

Big thanks to Sole Bicycles in Venice for the new ride! The El Tigre is the perfect bike to help me get around Venice. Today I managed to break out the camera and take some snapshots along a ride to the pier. Check em out!

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RANDOM SNAPSHOTS | SUNDAY

Took Smedley to Grand Park in DTLA and did some photosnapping. The city began to grow busy with the Grammys so we headed back to Venice for another walk. It was a super crazy week in LA at the residencies so it was nice to take the day off and explore with the pup.

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RANDOM SNAPSHOTS | SUNDAY

Took Smedley to Grand Park in DTLA and did some photosnapping. The city began to grow busy with the Grammys so we headed back to Venice for another walk. It was a super crazy week in LA at the residencies so it was nice to take the day off and explore with the pup.

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WHAT I’M DIGGING VOL 3 (THE VALA ESSENTIALS)

Hey! New week and new list of thing’s I’m digging. Volume 3. Every morning I wake up and check out blogs and find interesting things that I love sharing. So this is my wrap up.

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WHAT I’M DIGGING VOL 3 (THE VALA ESSENTIALS)

Hey! New week and new list of thing’s I’m digging. Volume 3. Every morning I wake up and check out blogs and find interesting things that I love sharing. So this is my wrap up.

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RANDOM 2013 SNAPSHOTS

2013 is gone! I snapped these prior to NYE 2014 and was not sure what to do with em. Hope you dig! From DTLA to Venice.

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RANDOM 2013 SNAPSHOTS

2013 is gone! I snapped these prior to NYE 2014 and was not sure what to do with em. Hope you dig! From DTLA to Venice.

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RANDOM MOMENTS

Shot these snapshots around LA this past Sunday. Random moments and random folks. Hope you dig! All shots taken with the Nikon D90.

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RANDOM MOMENTS

Shot these snapshots around LA this past Sunday. Random moments and random folks. Hope you dig! All shots taken with the Nikon D90.

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THANKSGIVING SNAPSHOTS | LA

All the shots are pretty self explanatory. Snapshots taken at Venice Beach, Chinatown, Skidrow and DTLA. Met some really cool folks. Peep my instagram for some video which includes one of the gentlemen pictured below hitting some high notes at the bus stop off 7th and Pico. Hope you dig these snapshots!

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THANKSGIVING SNAPSHOTS | LA

All the shots are pretty self explanatory. Snapshots taken at Venice Beach, Chinatown, Skidrow and DTLA. Met some really cool folks. Peep my instagram for some video which includes one of the gentlemen pictured below hitting some high notes at the bus stop off 7th and Pico. Hope you dig these snapshots!

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Go peep my Instagram and follow the adventures of yours truly! I remixed these images on photoshop that were originally posted on my Instagram.

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INSTAGRAM REMIXED

Go peep my Instagram and follow the adventures of yours truly! I remixed these images on photoshop that were originally posted on my Instagram.

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48 HOURS ACROSS LA | SNAPSHOTS

LobsterFest, The Goods at Zanzibar, Saturday at Sayers! It’s been a fun and crazy weekend. Jaz and I caught some cool snapshots from Friday but I also snapped took some random snapshots along the way capturing the adventure. Hope you dig!

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48 HOURS ACROSS LA | SNAPSHOTS

LobsterFest, The Goods at Zanzibar, Saturday at Sayers! It’s been a fun and crazy weekend. Jaz and I caught some cool snapshots from Friday but I also snapped took some random snapshots along the way capturing the adventure. Hope you dig!

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SUNDAY STREET SNAPSHOTS

Venice // Chinatown // Downtown and around.. Peep the Sunday street snapshots!

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SUNDAY STREET SNAPSHOTS

Venice // Chinatown // Downtown and around.. Peep the Sunday street snapshots!

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AYE GURL WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? (A PHOTO ESSAY)

Numbers surround us. Numbers inspire us. Numbers give a purpose and sometimes an uncomfortable barometer of self worth but numbers also help us locate, find and take us to where we need to go. So I decided to pay them some love. Enjoy.

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AYE GURL WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? (A PHOTO ESSAY)

Numbers surround us. Numbers inspire us. Numbers give a purpose and sometimes an uncomfortable barometer of self worth but numbers also help us locate, find and take us to where we need to go. So I decided to pay them some love. Enjoy.

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STREET SNAPSHOTS

Crazy weekend. I had no idea that lack of street mixed with self inflicted anxiety could make your right eye ball develop pressure. The dj residencies were all super fun and cracking. I was super bummed to hear about what went down Saturday on the Venice Boardwalk though. Peep the snapshots.

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STREET SNAPSHOTS

Crazy weekend. I had no idea that lack of street mixed with self inflicted anxiety could make your right eye ball develop pressure. The dj residencies were all super fun and cracking. I was super bummed to hear about what went down Saturday on the Venice Boardwalk though. Peep the snapshots.

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TUESDAY RANDOM

Ran around the west side with the camera in hand. From walking Smedley to catching a flick. Caught some random coolness. Hope you dig.

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TUESDAY RANDOM

Ran around the west side with the camera in hand. From walking Smedley to catching a flick. Caught some random coolness. Hope you dig.

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WEEKEND RECAP

You know it’s Summer time when folks come to the clubs wearing less and less. And what better way to kick off the season then with some new wheels! The residencies were fun this weekend. Thanks to all who came out to Cana Rum Bar, Zanzibar, Sayers and at Sunday Sessions at Grand Park! Fun times all around. Hope to see you back at Grand Park for our 4th of July jump off! Info here.

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WEEKEND RECAP

You know it’s Summer time when folks come to the clubs wearing less and less. And what better way to kick off the season then with some new wheels! The residencies were fun this weekend. Thanks to all who came out to Cana Rum Bar, Zanzibar, Sayers and at Sunday Sessions at Grand Park! Fun times all around. Hope to see you back at Grand Park for our 4th of July jump off! Info here.

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WALK AROUND THE BLOCK | SNAPSHOTS

Random walk around the block in the evening and 6 am when I could not sleep. 6 am on the Venice Boardwalk is always the calm before the storm. The only folks out and about are the joggers and roamers with pets. Hope you dig!

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WALK AROUND THE BLOCK | SNAPSHOTS

Random walk around the block in the evening and 6 am when I could not sleep. 6 am on the Venice Boardwalk is always the calm before the storm. The only folks out and about are the joggers and roamers with pets. Hope you dig!

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DOG WALK SUNDAYS

It’s kind of cool to walk your pup around Venice with the camera in tow. Peep the pics!

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DOG WALK SUNDAYS

It’s kind of cool to walk your pup around Venice with the camera in tow. Peep the pics!

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TOMS PASEO EVENT RECAP | 30 MAY 2013

Great evening last night at the TOMS shop in Venice off Abbot Kinney. This is my new local spot! Wi Fi, awesome drinks and dog friendly! Big thanks to all the friends who came out last night on a perfect Spring time evening. Also got to meet some listeners of the radio show which is really cool. Putting a face with a twitter or FB friend is always fun!

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TOMS PASEO EVENT RECAP | 30 MAY 2013

Great evening last night at the TOMS shop in Venice off Abbot Kinney. This is my new local spot! Wi Fi, awesome drinks and dog friendly! Big thanks to all the friends who came out last night on a perfect Spring time evening. Also got to meet some listeners of the radio show which is really cool. Putting a face with a twitter or FB friend is always fun!

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TOMS | BORN AND RAISED IN VENICE | 30 MAY 2013

Next Thursday early evening I’m playing records at the Venice TOMS shop off Abbot Kinney. Looking forward to seeing the art by Chase and checking out the new shoe line! Sounds kick off at 6:30-8 pm! Swing through and say hi! Would love to see all my fellow Venice locals!

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TOMS | BORN AND RAISED IN VENICE | 30 MAY 2013

Next Thursday early evening I’m playing records at the Venice TOMS shop off Abbot Kinney. Looking forward to seeing the art by Chase and checking out the new shoe line! Sounds kick off at 6:30-8 pm! Swing through and say hi! Would love to see all my fellow Venice locals!

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DOG WALK (PICS)

Every time I walk my Smedley Butler III Esq. aka Lord Smed of Valashire I get to see some interesting stuff along the Venice boardwalk. Having a pet has allowed me to get out of the house more and more and see things that inspire me to make music or take pictures. I took these this evening. Hope you dig!

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DOG WALK (PICS)

Every time I walk my Smedley Butler III Esq. aka Lord Smed of Valashire I get to see some interesting stuff along the Venice boardwalk. Having a pet has allowed me to get out of the house more and more and see things that inspire me to make music or take pictures. I took these this evening. Hope you dig!

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24 HOURS IN LA

This week has been crazy for me personally. My perspective on life changed a bit due to a sudden health scare and the entire time I walked more, sat in the shower more, thought more and restricted myself from more work. But the camera was still in hand. Peep the pics!

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24 HOURS IN LA

This week has been crazy for me personally. My perspective on life changed a bit due to a sudden health scare and the entire time I walked more, sat in the shower more, thought more and restricted myself from more work. But the camera was still in hand. Peep the pics!

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THURSDAY NIGHT SNAPSHOTS

Shot around Venice // DTLA // LA Arts District. Good to see friends at Cana Rum Bar last night! Amanda Ramirez shot some the pics of me catching air.

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THURSDAY NIGHT SNAPSHOTS

Shot around Venice // DTLA // LA Arts District. Good to see friends at Cana Rum Bar last night! Amanda Ramirez shot some the pics of me catching air.

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AROUND

Made a quick stop to Stussy on La Brea. Ended up snapping quite a bit of snaps along the way w/ the Nikon. Peep!

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AROUND

Made a quick stop to Stussy on La Brea. Ended up snapping quite a bit of snaps along the way w/ the Nikon. Peep!

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RANDOM | SUNDAY

As I sit here awaiting tonight’s episode of Walking Dead on AMC I thought I’d post up some snapshots I took today around Venice. Sundays are great days to be pet a pet owner. Spring Break was popping in Venice as folks swarmed the Boardwalk and Abbott Kinney! Hope you dig!

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RANDOM | SUNDAY

As I sit here awaiting tonight’s episode of Walking Dead on AMC I thought I’d post up some snapshots I took today around Venice. Sundays are great days to be pet a pet owner. Spring Break was popping in Venice as folks swarmed the Boardwalk and Abbott Kinney! Hope you dig!

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RANDOM | WEDNESDAY

All shots taken on a random Wednesday in Venice via el Nikon D 90.

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RANDOM | WEDNESDAY

All shots taken on a random Wednesday in Venice via el Nikon D 90.

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JOSE JAMES | VENICE

I sat here writing about how incredible this brother is but scrapped it. You need to witness it live! Words can do no justice to a Jose James + band show.
It was great tho to see Richard Spaven on the drums! Big up to everyone that came out tonight and got to see first hand live musicianship at its finest!

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JOSE JAMES | VENICE

I sat here writing about how incredible this brother is but scrapped it. You need to witness it live! Words can do no justice to a Jose James + band show.
It was great tho to see Richard Spaven on the drums! Big up to everyone that came out tonight and got to see first hand live musicianship at its finest!

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72 HOURS ACROSS LA

It’s hard for me to put the camera down. If you follow my blog you might see that. From my work to travels, simple drives across town to just random roaming, I love bringing my Nikon. The past 72 hours have been an example of that. From walking my dog along the boardwalk, Saturday night’s madness at Sayers and a Sunday night adventure in Echo Park. Its all captured below. Hope you dig!

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72 HOURS ACROSS LA

It’s hard for me to put the camera down. If you follow my blog you might see that. From my work to travels, simple drives across town to just random roaming, I love bringing my Nikon. The past 72 hours have been an example of that. From walking my dog along the boardwalk, Saturday night’s madness at Sayers and a Sunday night adventure in Echo Park. Its all captured below. Hope you dig!

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JOSE JAMES | VENICE | 12 MARCH 2013

This is so ultra I actually had to delay my flight for this. Jose James comes to my neighborhood for a first of 2 two shows in Venice. This is one of my top albums of 2013 with no question.
I got to catch Jose do an Apogee session for KCRW a few months back and I was blown away. Get your tix!

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JOSE JAMES | VENICE | 12 MARCH 2013

This is so ultra I actually had to delay my flight for this. Jose James comes to my neighborhood for a first of 2 two shows in Venice. This is one of my top albums of 2013 with no question.
I got to catch Jose do an Apogee session for KCRW a few months back and I was blown away. Get your tix!

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SUNDAY AT THE BEACH

Snapped these during the Venice drum circle. Moon was out while the sun set. Peep the pics!

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SUNDAY AT THE BEACH

Snapped these during the Venice drum circle. Moon was out while the sun set. Peep the pics!

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VALA/MILES BONNY/OSULANDE/CLAUDIO OSCAR PARTY

Great hang tonight w/ Miles Bonny and Osulande who were stuck in LA for a 3 hour lay over. Found ourselves watching the Oscars at Hama Sushi in Venice. They are doing a show in Melbourne so if your around in the area make sure to check em out! Wish I could catch this.

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VALA/MILES BONNY/OSULANDE/CLAUDIO OSCAR PARTY

Great hang tonight w/ Miles Bonny and Osulande who were stuck in LA for a 3 hour lay over. Found ourselves watching the Oscars at Hama Sushi in Venice. They are doing a show in Melbourne so if your around in the area make sure to check em out! Wish I could catch this.

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TUESDAY SNAPSHOTS

Roaming the streets of LA and back roads of Venice as the rain began to drop. Peep the pics.

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TUESDAY SNAPSHOTS

Roaming the streets of LA and back roads of Venice as the rain began to drop. Peep the pics.

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SUNDAY

Before catching Walking Dead and last week’s episode of Portlandia, I had to take that Sunday stroll with the camera on the Venice Boardwalk.    

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SUNDAY

Before catching Walking Dead and last week’s episode of Portlandia, I had to take that Sunday stroll with the camera on the Venice Boardwalk.    

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RANDOM

The past couple days have been interesting. A total shift from being selfish to caring for another life,dog parks, trying to finish this new album with collaberators, dj gigs, KCRW pledge drives and trying to take in as much sun as possible. Welcome to my life all summed up in jpegs.

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RANDOM

The past couple days have been interesting. A total shift from being selfish to caring for another life,dog parks, trying to finish this new album with collaberators, dj gigs, KCRW pledge drives and trying to take in as much sun as possible. Welcome to my life all summed up in jpegs.

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RANDOM LA SHOTS | 9 JAN 2013

On my day off I decided to get lost in Downtown Los Angeles with stop in Boyle Heights then wrapping it up back home in Venice. I brought the camera with me and snapped some shots. Hope you dig!

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RANDOM LA SHOTS | 9 JAN 2013

On my day off I decided to get lost in Downtown Los Angeles with stop in Boyle Heights then wrapping it up back home in Venice. I brought the camera with me and snapped some shots. Hope you dig!

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THEOPHILUS LONDON | LIVING ROOM SESSIONS

I first heard “This Charming Mixtape” and wondered “Who is this rapping over these dance beats?”. I loved it. Then I get a call from TL’s management saying “We are in Venice, where you at”. Just like that, TL and I began talking about about his direction and inspiration as an artist.

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THEOPHILUS LONDON | LIVING ROOM SESSIONS

I first heard “This Charming Mixtape” and wondered “Who is this rapping over these dance beats?”. I loved it. Then I get a call from TL’s management saying “We are in Venice, where you at”. Just like that, TL and I began talking about about his direction and inspiration as an artist.