Driver: Al Ehshenbaugh, Steinegger and Eshenbaugh, 215.959 mph

SCTA Land Speed Races at El Mirage

A volunteer organization with its start in 1937, the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), combined with Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (BNI), maintains rules and records for land speed racing at El Mirage Dry Lake, California and Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. (NOTE: We used the Official Results posted in the SCTA site for driver and team names, and all timing results you see in this article.) Weather permitting, racing is held five … Continue reading SCTA Land Speed Races at El Mirage

Xavier Quijas Yxayotl "Splendorous Mictlan" and Dancers

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Main Stage Performances (Part 3)

This year’s Dia De Los Muertos: Shamanic Visions of the Huicol festival at Hollywood Forever was a 12-hour cultural celebration in honor of those who have passed. Hollywood Forever’s Lady of the Dead website has an excellent review of the ancient rituals on display at the festival. After the Sunset Shaman Ceremony featured in our Part 1 blog, then wandering through the Altars and Atmosphere in Part 2, one arrived at the main stage, … Continue reading Dia De Los Muertos LA: Main Stage Performances (Part 3)

Altars at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Altars and Atmosphere (Part 2)

The Dia De Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever is a cultural experience that is a feast for the senses. The day began at noon with lots of family friendly activities, culminating with several Shaman sunset ceremonies (Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony – Part 1). Featuring more than 100 altars to the recently departed, once the sun sets, the displays come to … Continue reading Dia De Los Muertos LA: Altars and Atmosphere (Part 2)

Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony (Part 1)

Dia De Los Muertos came early to this year’s Cultural Events calendar at Hollywood Forever with their “Shamanic Visions of the Huicol” festivities on October 24, 2015. Now in its 16th year, the festival is a celebration of traditional Mexican culture and customs. As a photojournalist working entertainment events in Hollywood, I am often presented with, shall we say … “unusual circumstances.” And I must offer, as … Continue reading Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony (Part 1)

Dia De Los Muertos LA at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos LA

The largest cemetery altar ceremony outside of Mexico, Dia De Los Muertos LA is today at Hollywood Forever. Complete with traditional ceremonies, music and food, LOTS of food. Gates opened just a few minutes ago at noon. The event goes until 10:30pm tonight with singer/songwriter Lila Downs on the main stage at 9pm. UPDATE: Photo coverage of the main stage performers is available for viewing … Continue reading Dia De Los Muertos LA

Peter Jackson with his Oscar® at the 76th Annual Academy Awards® Press Room

Editorial: We’re Press, Not Paparazzi. There’s a Difference!

In this midst of our roll out of our new #‎PressNotPaparazzi‬‬ branding campaign, that began just last Tuesday, wow … this article speaks to exactly why! #‎RothStock How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt by Claudia Rosenbaum BuzzFeed News Reporter Just look at that shot in the article of Christina Aguilera at The Ivy Restaurant! “We do not condone nor do we participate … Continue reading Editorial: We’re Press, Not Paparazzi. There’s a Difference!

Mermaid Melody teaches how to sign in "Mermaid"

How To Throw A Mermaid Dance Party

In short … call Catalina Mermaid at Sheroes Entertainment! As part of the fun at the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California mermaids and pirates entertained guests from both a swim tank as well as in the courtyard, where kids could get up close and ask all they questions they could come up with! When on dry land, … Continue reading How To Throw A Mermaid Dance Party

The Brig Pilgrim off of Dana Point Headlands leads the Sunset Parade of Tall Ships

Brig Pilgrim off Dana Point Headlands

The Sunset Parade of Tall Ships on Friday evening, September 11, 2015, was the opening event for the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. As we prepare the full photo gallery for the parade, we thought you might enjoy a photo of the Brig Pilgrim as she escorted the parade back into Dana Point Harbor. The Brig Pilgrim … Continue reading Brig Pilgrim off Dana Point Headlands

Some Weeks Are Definitely Better Than Others!

Some Weeks are Definitely Better than Others!

Finally, after archiving last night’s shoot and checking the morning email, a moment to sit back (while ingesting photos into the edit bay) and reflect … Tall Ships Mermaids and Pirates Pirate Encampment Skateboarding iHeartRadio Music Festival Bollywood Heights Dance Party Yep … That was last week! 😉 Many thanks to: Ocean Institute Sheroes Entertainment, LLC EduSkate Foundation FilmMagic 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Blue 13 … Continue reading Some Weeks are Definitely Better than Others!