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Photos
September 2015 Thunderbird Ramble
Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, and Friends: Club Cafe, 5/20/2014
Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, and Friends: Club Cafe, 5/20/2014
The Last of Us and Pittsburgh: Real Game Worlds

(A longish essay for Paste about The Last of Us and its construction of Pittsburgh) I learned to take photographs in Pittsburgh. Its topography taught me how to compose a complex image: houses clinging to hillsides, bridges across rivers and valleys. Uneven and winding terrain meant that no matter where I looked, there were always […]

Lawrenceville – August 15, 2013
Lawrenceville - August 15, 2013
It Is Very Dark in the SF MOMA
It Is Very Dark in the SF MOMA

Ahhhhcade.

Game. Over.

Super Hexagon tournament at GDC 2013. It killed my camera. But then I bought a new camera.

Jenny Owen Youngs at Brillobox
Jenny Owen Youngs at Brillobox

Friend Jenny Owen Youngs played at Brillobox‘s in Lawrenceville last night. She led an a capella disney sing-a-long.

images of Pittsburgh from the Library of Congress archives
images of Pittsburgh from the Library of Congress archives

I spent a few hours this weekend digging through the Library of Congress’s photographic digital collections, pulling out photos of Pittsburgh I really like and touching them up as a bit of practice. Might have some prints made.

Neighbours at Hambones – 10/20/2012
Neighbours at Hambones - 10/20/2012

Friends Neighbours played at Hambone‘s in Lawrenceville last night.

Portfolio
Portfolio

the portfolio galleries, all in one place.

We Have Never Been Post-Industrial
We Have Never Been Post-Industrial

Took a tour of the Carrie Furnace near Rankin on Saturday, put on by Rivers of Steel.

Spaces
Spaces

Attempts to capture and create spaces.

Faces
Faces

Portraits, both candid and non.  

Weddings
Weddings

Celebrations of family and friends.

Wait – They Don’t Love You Like I Love You
Wait - They Don't Love You Like I Love You

What’s in the Daily News? Maps! Eric‘s pop-up community newspaper at assemble on Penn Avenue. I put together the maps that he uses to locate his drawings.

Quidditch
Quidditch

Full gallery, some of which ended up illustrating this story. These are from March 2011, Pitt Quidditch Club’s practice. I think. In the piece I said it was the first day of spring, but that might have been a lie. just kidding. It wasn’t a lie.

All of Your Friends Were There: Friday Nite Club 2
All of Your Friends Were There: Friday Nite Club 2

9/2/2011. Neighbours EP release show with The Mt. McKinleys and DJ Jordan K and also Derek White made his DJ debut. All of your friends were there. These images are displayed randomly rather than chronologically because this photo gallery plugin won’t sort on file name.

Neighbours in the Studio
Neighbours in the Studio

Last night I hung out while friends Neighbours recorded some rock music.

Hanging in them dusty arcades, banging them pleasure machines.
Hanging in them dusty arcades, banging them pleasure machines.

Published on The AV Club’s Gameological society: “as the wizards play down on pinball way”

E3 2012
E3 2012

“The actors and setting are often given equal lighting emphasis. … When the environment is given an equal or greater weight than the actor, it, of course, creates a fatalistic, hopeless mood. There is nothing the protagonist can do; the city will outlast and negate even his best efforts.” – Paul Schrader, Notes on Film […]

Basement Test Shots
Basement Test Shots
Jenny Owen Youngs – 31st Street Pub
Jenny Owen Youngs - 31st Street Pub

Jenny flew into Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. I met up with her and Andy at Jerry’s where she snagged the mint promo copy of Tapestry that I had my eye on. I took some time out of my pub-induced panic attack later that night to shoot some photos while she rocked the faces:

All of Your Friends Were There – Hyperlocal First Friday (Jenn Gooch | JJ Cass & The Dub Soul Comrades | Neighbours)
All of Your Friends Were There - Hyperlocal First Friday (Jenn Gooch | JJ Cass & The Dub Soul Comrades | Neighbours)

Assemble hosted a Hyperlocal First Friday event during Unblurred. All of your friends were there. With apologies to Jenn, whose set I missed. Assemble. Penn Ave Pittsburgh. 1/6/2011.

Cartography – Downtown Pittsburgh
Cartography - Downtown Pittsburgh

Limited run of maps of “land parcel data” of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Fits an LP frame! Currently available for purchase from the back of my Volkswagen Golf at various Pittsburgh events or my Etsy shop. $20 + $5 shipping. GIS data from PASDA. Screenprinting by Commonwealth Press.

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