Sep 24, 2008

Photo: Woman Looking for Cans in SF Chinatown

Being that my grandma lives in Chinatown, I often visit her, and see a bit of the social environment. This old woman was sifting through the trash, looking for cans to recycle, hoping to make a few extra dollars. In Chinatown, the elderly often have limited English abilities, and being too old to work, rely on government assistance and making money in the humblest of ways.

Sep 17, 2008

Artwork: Tons of Luv Shirt

Luckily, I got my hands on a shirt that was purchased by my buddy, Diana. Through my t-shirt line, "Happy Insanity" at*, I've been able to see my designs morph with different t-shirt styles and colors. "Tons of Luv" is an example of this. Originally designed for a dark background shirt, she chose a kid's ringer style shirt, giving it an extra flair. It's pretty fun seeing what others' preferences and how the designs adapt to different visual treatments.

Sep 16, 2008

Photo: Chinese Dragon on a Break

Autumn Moon Festival in SF Chinatown.

This was an cute moment--the group took a mini-break from their dragon hoisting to view an outdoor photo exhibit.

Photo: Hawaiian Dancers

Hawaiian Dancers
Originally uploaded by shaire productions
Lovely dancers performing during the Oakland Chinatown Street Fest.

Photo: J-Boogie Inferno Video Shoot

Evidence of a throwback adventure via Om Records.

Unfortunately, my flash didn't go off on my mini-camera, so the pic is a little blurry. . . at least you could feel the motion of the moment!

Sep 12, 2008

Advertising in the Clouds: Flogos

Peace Sign Flogo

Once upon a time, plane banners and blimps were the mediums for advertising in the heavens. Today, it's Flogos! Made up of soap foam, this unique company produces logo brand shapes to reach a wide audience. The visual impact is quite appealing, being that we are always looking for shapes in the clouds. The life of a flogo is quite short though--from a few minutes to a few hours.

Sep 5, 2008

Photo: Pure Joy

Pure Joy
Originally uploaded by shaire productions
I went to the Art & Soul Festival in Oakland, where this woman was performing in an African Dance troupe. This was one of my favorite images of the day.

Sep 3, 2008

Fun Site: Paper Critters

Just discovered this fun site by Ruperto Fabito, Jr. as an Academy of Art project called Paper Critters, where you could create your own virtual paper toy with various artistic elements. The vein is pretty similar to the Simpsonize Me and the South Park Generator, but with more customization.