Every single person in your life is your mirror. What this means is that others are simply reflecting parts of your own consciousness back to you, giving you an opportunity to really see yourself and ultimately to grow. The qualities you most admire in others are your own and the same goes for those qualities you dislike. To change anything in your relationships, be the change you want to see.
Imagine a world where clowns wear colorful fishnets, tutus and lace-up boots. You can hear the constant sound of a leather whip making contact with some poor souls tender skin. There is fog everywhere and it’s lit up like the aurora borealis. Beautiful women in intricatly beaded bodices and flowing skirts dance the night away to electronic music—some just sporting a modest pair of pasties.
If you are too lazy to imagine this eccentric scene, you can experience it for yourself at Bass Cabaret—a seductive burlesque show set to chest-rattling bass music. Bass Cabaret is more than just a dub step party; it’s a performance. It’s a great place to bring people who aren’t regulars in the electronic music scene because it provides both auditory and visual stimulation. In other words, it gives people something to focus on if dub step music just isn’t their thing.
Performances included a live burlesque show, a belly dancing goddess, pole dancing and story about…well, it’s hard to tell what it was about, but there were cats and soul-eating involved. Other funky attractions could be seen, like a whipping station manned by clown police officers, a popcorn cart and a real live parrot decorated with flashing LED lights.
The music was fantastic and deejayed by Mr. Kitt, Johnny 5 and Nebakaneza of Irie Cartel—the founders of the Ritual dub step night at Temple Nightclub. While the next Bass Cabaret event hasn’t been posted, definitely keep an eye out for it, you won’t want to miss it.
So the person I am texting here has never even met Mike Cheng. WHAT HAVE WE STARTED…..
This past Sunday, thousands of San Franciscans dressed in quirky costumes crowded the city streets, drinking and laughing, to participate in the 101st Bay to Breakers race.
This year I started a little late. After dressing up in my finest unicorn attire with my partner in crime Julio Cortez (@juliocortez), we hopped on the N Judah around 9:30 and hurried toward the crowds. It was actually a nice change to start walking at the half point of the race, near Hayes and Piece, instead of walking the entire seven miles.
As soon as we marched over the crest of the hill, we were bombarded by a sea of people all pushing, shoving, walking and partying at the same time. We had an awesome gold frame with us, so we immediately started finding our favorite costumes and took pictures.
I used my new iPhone 4 to take the pictures, but realized after I got home, that there were a few technical problems. Here are a few tips on taking photos with your iPhone during daytime events:
See you all next year ; )
This month, new and old iPhone users met in Dolores Park, San Francisco to participate in a world wide Instagram photowalk, where they discussed the concept of the overnight photographer—or “Instaphotographer”.Featuring an interview with @IGERSSF manager, Laura Powell @lpow88
This semester at SFSU, I am taking a photojournalism class. Our first day, my professor told us that if we are late, the door will be lock and we will not be let in until the break. Since then, my classmates and I have been peeing our pants trying to find stories, edit them before deadline and make it to class in time to avoid the dreaded locked door.
I wanted to make sure that I was ahead of the game, so I took the camera out to the Chinese New Year Parade in Union Square. Luckily, I brought my press pass and was able to get a spot with great lighting and plenty of room for me to set up the tripod.
After fidgeting with the camera for 30 minutes, I finally got situated and started rolling. I quickly realized that the camera was set to manual focus—all of my footage was coming out blurry. I switched it to auto focus just in time to get some great shots before the parade ended. Check out my video and feel free to post what you think about it. I am still learning and appreciate feedback. I will keep posting new assignments as I turn them in.
I met Andrew last Friday night (3/2/12) near Grant and Green in San Francisco’s North Beach district. I saw him yo-yoing from afar and quickly realized he was quite good! The video is a little shaky, but I think you get the point.
Song: Wassup feat. Assap Rocky, Clams Casino