after literally hundreds of posts on honozooloo through the years and through 4 versions of the site, i’ve started to slow down a bit. i don’t get out much to shoot nightlife exclusively for honozooloo anymore, and i find myself with even less time to actually edit the images that i do shoot. case in point, between the time this marker battle happened and this blog post dropped on honozooloo, i’ve: opened a solo art show in waikiki, shot like 26 editorial pieces for various papers, magazines, and publications, shot one spring 2012 catalog for a nationally distro’d local clothing line (not anyone you’d expect me to be shooting, hehe), shot two lookbooks, a set of press photos for a band, and taken on an average of 6 assignments a week for pulse. gnarly.
i always say that i’d like to stop making excuses for the “slowness” of honozooloo these days but every time i post i feel the need to mention the reason for my delays because…well it keeps getting busier. so how does all of this relate to a marker battle at fresh cafe? i guess it does in the sense that i am grateful that i got to spend the night kicking it with old friends, listening to amazing music and watching the artist homies do their thing. not that i hate everything else that i do, but going to an event that reminds you exactly why you started doing all of this stuff to begin with is important.
to all the friends i don’t get to see as much now that i’m busy: thanks for being friends, and thanks for being amazing. seeing you create gives me the energy to try to do the same. udabessess.
on a technical note, this was shot entirely with a 5D mkII and a fast 50 prime, with the ISO cranked to 12800 for a grainy, action-stopping look in black and white. i figured with the marker battle being in black ink and the venue being dim you aren’t missing much anyway…and since i’ve been following so many “rules” in my professional work these days i wanted to break as many as i could in my personal shit. enjoy.