Monday, November 24, 2008

Artcrawl 2008, Houston, TX.

This is a very good day for me! For the first time, one of my videos made it into the HoustonPress online! It was filmed at Erie City Iron Works, Dakota Lofts Gallery, Beinville Furniture Co., The Docks, and Atomic Cafe. I produced the interviews and shot all of the footage for this video of Artcrawl 2008 that you're about to see. My friend Bill and I both edited the 40 minutes of video I compiled down to 9:12 minutes. It has everything from PILGRIMS who came out to enjoy the art, to graffiti and abstract pro-artists!!! Here's a link: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2008/11/artcrawl_houston_2008_now_with.php. Leave a comment! If you ever need anything for your event to post online, let me know! I have more of my videos online at youtube.com/zapn2rachel. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

UPDATE: Hot 95.7 LIVE at Roxy Is Over

UPDATE: IT'S BACK!

UPDATED 11/18/08: DJ Riddler of the world famous Booth Pimps and Dave Morales have aired their final LIVE broadcast from Roxy in Houston, TX. for CBS Radio. Their last hit was Friday, November 14, 2008. They played for a few months on Friday nights from 10p-2am. ROXY never has regained the garnered rep it had when it opened more than a decade ago. In my opinion, it never will. Nonetheless, DJ Riddler looked beyond the dancefloor to introduce the latest House music until the last intangible minute of airtime he had on 95.7. I know because I was there. He used his rare opportunity on Friday nights to introduce the latest house tracks he consistently brought straight from New York and across the world to Houston masses. He also shared his own remixes of today's pop queens.

However, and only in Houston, would DJ Riddler's lifetime career in music and cultured New York talent be compromised. The compromise: being forced to play the tired, filthy rap tracks that would challenge any progress he tried to make. Yet, on recent Friday nights, ROXY would get busy by the time talent hit the airwaves, with regulars and old friends stopping in to say "hello" in support of their pursuit.

So many locals aren't willing to put their reputations on the line like these two have in recent months, so I have to commend DJ Riddler for doing what he did to attempt to take that next step on Houston airwaves. Now, as this latest exertion to introduce new music to Houston has come to a close, THE MISSION CONTINUES. Each are on to new adventures. At this time, I simply "advise..." keep a close eye on DJ Riddler and Dave Morales as these two move into their bold futures. They will BE BACK SOON!






I shot and edited a mix of The Riddler and Dave Morales at the Roxy. Listen to my version of The Riddler and Dave Morales in action!




Monday, October 20, 2008

Fashion from 310 Rosemont @ Design Within Reach, Houston, TX

A friend recommended I "go," not knowing I always do a little more than "go" to fashion shows. Here's the show, shot and edited by yours truly, posted just this morning. Enjoy.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Greater Houston Partnership Explores Economy & New Business

Most recently, I photographed an event just this past Tuesday. U.S. Business and Opportunities in the Gulf was an event held by the Greater Houston Partnership at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston, TX.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Galleries for Greater Houston Partnership


I've been photographing Political figures for the Greater Houston Partnership.

Breakfast Roundtable with Undersecretary Carlos Rico on 9/5/08. Carlos Rico is Minister for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington.

Roundtable with Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security on 6/5/08. Secretary Chertoff has been in local news lately, manning Houston/Galveston Hurricane Ike disaster relief.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

JEWELRY SHOW by Cristina "C Madly "

I photographed a jewelry show by Cristina "C Madly." She presented some of her colorful work at Bamboo in Rice Village on 8/22/08.

















Sunday, August 17, 2008

Got Moves?

Dance Instructors Anthony and Marsha demonstrate the Hustle at Zygote Enterprises


The BBC hosting the 2nd year of the DUNK "Shoe Game" (above)



Jay in action (above)




Shina Rae (above)



Youth activist, Marlon of HAVIKORO Dance Company (above).


"Texas." ~ Keith.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Night At The Social Lounge and Patio Bar, Houston, TX.

The "Social " is a sweet spot in a booming part of Houston dubbed "Memorial Heights." Thanks to owners Jaysen Clarke and Rene Salvatierra, you'd never know this place was once a gas station. Over the summer, you could find Boys and Girls Club at the Social, spinning fun and love into the souls of their die-hard following of locals and surbanites alike on Wednesday nights. The B&GC is now onto other adventures in the local scene.









Thursday, June 19, 2008

Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff

Homeland Security Secratary, Michael Chertoff spoke with members of the Greater Houston Partnership June 5th. My camera was the only one inside as business owners, CEO's and financiers alike, had a candid discussion with the Secretary, about Homeland Security's commitment to immigration reform.