About Me

I am a photographer, writer and social scientist...this is my forum for creative expression. I am using this blog to document my days and nights in the city that never sleeps...all the photographs, unless otherwise credited, have been shot by yours truly. If I offend you...good...I hope you begin to think more critically about the world in which we live. I am here to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly...and there is a whole lotta ugly out there!!! If you have a problem with anything that I write or photograph, let me know. It will not change my opinion but I appreciate and welcome discourse. One little bit of advice...don't do stupid things and let me photograph you...it will turn up on my blog.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Shepard Fairey party - at the Manifest Hope Gallery...hosted by Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stipe, Moby, De La Soul and Santogold

Monday night was insane!!!! My girlfriend got us on the list for the Shepard Fairey party at the Manifest Hope Gallery in Georgetown...hosted by Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson, Moby,
De La Soul and Santogold. All of the artwork in the two floor gallery was inspired by and dedicated to Barack Obama and the new administration.
needless to say, the line was hectic!!!!

Thanks Matt for getting us in with such alacrity...Peace to Gen Art and the production staff.


MOBY was the guest DJ for the night..he killed it. I don't care what anybody says, Moby is dope and I am glad he played Fat Boy Slim...

Heather Graham....of Boogie nights fame.

If anybody knows the name of the lady on the left, please let me know. I recognized her from the Take back America Conference and the following day she was in the viewing tower with Barack Obama during the inaugeration ...I think that she works with the SEIU.

This young lady was advocating for the adoption of pets instead of going to a breeder...I feel it.

What's up Shaka (on the right)...we went to college together...I love how small the world is.


Below, we have the hosts (from left to right)...two people that I do not know (please help me identify them), Moby, Michael Stipe, Shephard Fairey, Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson, and a spokesman from MoveOn.org.

Michael Stipe was loving the Santogold performance!!!

Dj Contra - the DJ for Santogold..

De La SOul killed it on the mic...check out the performance photos in the slide show at the bottom of this post.

Mike Strautmanis - Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison.

Casey Affleck and Heather Graham...awesome!!!

This piece was made by one of Washington DC's street artists...I am trying to find out her/his name...if you know, let me know.

Check out the slide show...this was definately a dope party and a great way to celebrate my birthday...thanks Anu, Chay, Annie and everybody else that partied with me. PEACE




  2. Amazing pics. I wish Raushanah and I had been able to meet up with you guys to go to this. I would've loved to see this exhibit -- and Santogold-- and De La Soul -- and Moby!