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Pittsburgh
September 2015 Thunderbird Ramble
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
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.

Pittsburgh City Paper FFW>> : Thoughts Upon Seeing Bruce Springsteen for the First Time

It’s rainy and cold and there are people drinking tallboys around the Fifth Avenue side of Consol Energy Center, spilling out of the TGI Friday’s outdoor area and moving down toward the entrances. Apparently a Springsteen show, like a Bloomfield parade or a Steelers game, suspends open-container laws in the immediate vicinity. I sacrifice a […]

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

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

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.

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.

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”

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.

Advance Base with Concern and Dream Weapon
Advance Base with Concern and Dream Weapon

Advance Base at Garfield Artworks, 9/1/2011.

All of Your Friends Were There: Neighbours, New Shouts, DJ Jordan K – Friday Nite Club – 5/20/2011
All of Your Friends Were There: Neighbours, New Shouts, DJ Jordan K - Friday Nite Club - 5/20/2011

Another non-standard gallery. Neighbours. New Shouts. Friday Nite Club.  

All of Your Friends Were There: Arlo Aldo and Big Snow Big Thaw at Club Cafe – 5/13/2011
All of Your Friends Were There: Arlo Aldo and Big Snow Big Thaw at Club Cafe - 5/13/2011

Show photography. Some images used in a City Paper FFW music blog show review. Gallery here. City Paper show review by friend Andy here.

Heinz History Center
Heinz History Center

Photos from the Heinz History Center, summer 2009.

Duck Hollow
Duck Hollow

Being a photo gallery of a nature trail along the Monongahela river in Pittsburgh, PA.

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