Category Archives: Photo Essays

Newport Beach Film Festival Opens with a Gala Food Event and the U.S. Premiere of ‘The Water Diviner’

Last night, the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival opened. The featured film for the event was Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, making its U.S. premiere before opening in theaters today. The movie, based on historical events, is very powerful … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – thursday, april 23, 2015

I just got back from regen projects up in hollywood and getting to see raymond’s new show there – crimony, what beautiful and mindblowing stuff he’s been working on! oh man, much respect. the gumby part humbled me so… raymond’s … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – tuesday, april 14, 2015

yesterday I got to be a guest on “wtf with marc maron” and it sure a was a blast, me getting to windbag to him some olde-timey infos about some olde-timey days. he jams econo, just him there w/a little … Continue reading

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Mammoth Lakes Offers a Lot to Do as it Springs Into an Early Summer

Mammoth Lakes, nestled in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and a reasonable drive north from Los Angeles, has two distinct seasons—-winter and summer. Some years summer comes in July, while other years, like this one, it comes a lot earlier. … Continue reading

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Chef Walter Manzke of Republique is Crowned LA’s “Prince of Porc” at the 2015 Cochon555

Competition was stiff at this year’s Cochon555, a celebration of heritage pigs. Walter Manzke of Republique had to go head to head with Tony DiSalvo of CAST at the Viceroy Santa Monica (who had home court advantage), Ricardo Zarate of … Continue reading

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Live Review: Cracker at Pappy and Harriet’s

Presented with the opportunity to shoot Cracker, a band I’m well familiar with, going back to their seminal roots of Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven first release was on Bruce Licher’s Independent Project Records that delivered the alty hit “Take The Skinheads … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards 2015

“When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it’s how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 at the Farmer’s Market

All pictures by Tequila Mockingbird for the LA Beat

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 at Pershing Square

All photos by Billy Bennight for the Los Angeles Beat

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