Lazers & Blazers 2015 02.09.15  
For those of you who don’t necessarily consider yourselves photography aficionados but still love to attend the infamous revelry of Lazers & Blazers, this year we’ve got a new option specially for you: a 2-day Vacation Music Pass.

A new environment allows for new possibilities. Lazers & Blazers, freed from the stifling neon purgatory that is Las Vegas, has been stretching its legs; inhaling the salty air; rearing offspring; and, most importantly, evolving. Spurred on by its symbiosis with Photo Field Trip, Lazers & Blazers is in the process of evolving from a mere dance party into a multifaceted, micro music festival.

But before you shut your laptop / throw your phone across the room / fog up your google glass / smash the monitor of your Gateway 5000, let’s be clear that this is not a “festival” in the sweaty, overcrowded, superficial, poorly-engineered, horde-of-wailing-manbabies sense. We’re talking about intimate, specially-curated live performances in ways you’ve never seen them before. Well-known artists, but in a unique setting that engenders a unique presentation. What better place to induce such a performance than an environment already brimming with artistic energy and community, an environment that elicits and fosters creative expression in its truest form. Photo Field Trip is the perfect place for Lazers to evolve and diversify. Don’t worry though, the unrivaled insanity of a dance party under the stars will still be at the core of Lazers & Blazers. But in addition to that tradition, we always want to be moving forward, providing the opportunity to expand your mind and be part of something that hasn’t been done before.

For those of you particularly interested in this aspect of Photo Field Trip, we’re offering the 2-day Vacation Music Pass. You’ll check in Saturday evening and check out Monday after breakfast. In between, you’ll dance your ass off at Lazers on Saturday, attend this year’s live show featuring Phosphorescent (solo), on Sunday, participate in games and activities, and bask in the creative forcefield amongst hundreds of artists. There are only 20 spaces for this option, so if you’re interested, jump into the fold soon. It’s a welcoming community if there ever was one - just be warned you’ll probably photographed a few hundred times, so watch out.

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INDIA - Just Read 02.06.15  
Last fall, Field Trip India brought together an unusual assemblage: children from an orphanage in rural Rajahmundry, and a small group of unassuming photographers from around the world. If we thought we were going to document culture or to make beautiful images, we were thinking too small, too self-contained. My time at the orphanage created an image in my mind that couldn't be contained in any photo: an opportunity to visualize my heart again - to see beyond myself. Sitting on a concrete floor with those kids, I was transported right back to my 12-year-old self, to my own experience as an orphan; yet here I was simultaneously present in a moment of indescribable kinship. We started our journey as observers and photojournalists, but ended our travels totally inspired and motivated to make a difference.

Those kids are the reason why I'm participating in this campaign to raise funds for the orphanage. If you have no interest in looking through the photos, you can skip them - they are just my attempt to capture a feeling that was much more than the sum of its parts. They are the personal piece that I could take with me. The important thing is that you know about this campaign, that you have the opportunity to offer a little bit of yourself to a community that needs it. Please click here: teamrajahmundry

Although we spoke different languages, we were present with them in ways that language need not inhibit. As you sit there in the room, they touch you - but secretly, sneaking in the touch. If you open your arms to give a hug to one child, three more fall into the embrace. And beyond touch, there was music: dancing, singing, sharing a joy much deeper than words. In addition to basic needs, our hope with this campaign is to provide the kids with resources to explore these joys of music and creativity.

Field Trip is a community that gives back. The money for Field Trip India came from the first Photo Field Trip, and we hope to create a never-ending loop of opportunities like this. Thank you for sharing this with me, and thank you for supporting these children.

If you would like to see the rest of the images, you are more than welcome to look through them here.
If you would like to see the rest of my personal images from the trip (and you have an ample amount of time on your hands), you are more than welcome to look through them here.

But most of all, if you have the capability to donate to this wonderful orphanage, please do so here: www.gofundme.com/teamrajahmundry
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Songs for February 2015 02.02.15  
at it again. every month i put these up... more of a self imposed deadline than anything. hope you enjoy. right click "save as" to download.


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a recent wedding recording 01.26.15  
here is 2 hours from a recent wedding i did with BASH PLEASE, OUR LABOR OF LOVE, SHARKPIG, & YEAH! RENTALS up north at Durham Ranch. it was one of those nights where the stars aligned and things just went right from beginning to end. even the parents were still dancing at the end of this set (which says a lot because i wasn't really playing the safe stuff). enjoy, download, share, repeat.




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LOVEBUG LANDS IN LA! THIS WEEKEND !!! 01.15.15  
Lovebug is coming to sunny SoCal on January 18th! Unlike traditional children's portraits, Lovebug is a chance for kids to be kids. Instead of forced, stiff and awkward school-photo posing, Lovebug is a high energy and highly creative photo shoot that encourages play and silliness!

The idea is to get kids to interact with colorful toys, textiles (and their siblings!) while we captures it all. The result is pure, real and beautiful photographs of some really cute little people. Kids are encouraged to bring their lovebugs---their tattered and well loved stuffed animals and blankets.

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to spend it with your lovebug?

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Lovebug photo shoot is not your traditional portrait sitting… it is all about play! The shoot takes place over the course of a day – we layer in 2 or 3 families in the studio at one time to encourage play and fun energy between the children. There will be a digital Smilebooth to help everybody warm up and get comfortable. Because having your picture taken can be intimidating, we like to let children take their time. It’s been our experience that this type of interactive photo shoot best suits children ages 1 and older.

DATE + COST

Lovebug LA will take place on January 18th from 9AM to 4PM at Books and Cookies in Santa Monica. Time slots are being reserved in 45 minutes increments, with 2-3 families per slot. Pricing for Lovebug LA is $200 for one child and $250 for siblings.

Photo package includes two 8 x 10's per child as well as a downloadable link to print-ready images. Time slots are now being reserved. Email hello@ourlaboroflove.com to reserve your spot now! xo
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Songs for January 2015 01.05.15  


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