Highlight it up Blue for Autism awareness!

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Highlight it up Blue for Autism awareness!

My son was inspired by one of our karate instructors who colored his hair in support of the Highlight It Up Blue for Autism Awareness ( ). His son has autism and just received a service dog from Can Do Canine ( ). This year the Highlight it up blue event’s proceeds went directly to benefit Can Do Canines. It is a great organization, and they can use all the support they can get in order to keep doing the great things that they do.

He was at karate Saturday morning, and on our way home from dinner on Saturday night he decided that he wanted to color his hair too. Next thing you knew, I was stopping a Walgreen’s for blue hair color. So there we were at 10pm at night bleaching and coloring his hair so we could show up at the event on Sunday March 30th and surprise his instructor. Click on the photo for more photos of the whole process. We also gave our daughter 2 blue streaks in her hair.


Hairball Rocks the Myth!

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Hairball Rocks the Myth!

On March 1st, Hairball rocked a crowd of all ages at the Myth in Maplewood. Hairball, if you didn’t know, is an 80’s cover band. A cover band like none you have ever seen before. They consist of 6 members: Happy, Bobby, Kris, Joe, Freaky, and Blake. Only 5 of the members are on stage at any given time, but most often you will only see 4. You may ask, why so many members if they aren’t all on stage at once?? Hairball has taken it a step beyond just rocking your socks off with their amazing musical talent. The 3 guys holding it all together for each and every song are Happy on guitar, Blake on drums, and Freaky on Bass. Bobby, Kris and Joe take turns playing frontman. This doesn’t simply mean jumping around on stage and singing the lyrics or playing guitar for a few songs. These three talented musicians are constantly changing costumes to bring you the look of the artists songs they are performing. They feature Ozzy, AC/DC, Queen, Twisted Sister and Kiss to name just a few. If you are a fan of 80’s hair metal you owe it to yourself to see their show. They never disappoint with their pyrotechnics and Happy’s high-flying, high energy performances. Click on the photo above to view more photos from the show. Check out Hairball online at or on Facebook at

Junk FM definitely warmed up the crowd at the Myth in Maplewood for Hairball on Saturday March 1st.

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Junk FM definately warmed up the crowd at the Myth in Maplewood or Hairball on Saturday March 1st.

Junk FM in conjunction with Hairball rocked the Myth in Maplewood on Saturday March 1st. Junk FM was lending some support to Hairball to open up the show. By the time Junk FM was getting off the stage, the crowd was pumped and ready for some Hairball. But for Junk FM that wasn’t clearly enough. They weren’t done rocking yet. ¬†As they quickly packed up their gear, they headed out to Inver Grove Heights and set up for a show at Jersey’s Bar and Grill. Here are some photos taken during their show at the Myth. Hope you Enjoy!

One – A Tribute to Metallica

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One - A Tribute to Metallica

I rented some gear to shoot Hairball at the Myth (photos to come later) on a Saturday in March. The lenses arrived on Thursday, and while I was sitting on Facebook like so many of us do, I saw that there was a band playing at Jersey’s Bar and Grill. The band’s name was One – A Tribute to Metallica. I immediately though about trying to get access to shoot photos of the band with the rented equipment. What great chance to get used to the gear before the “big day”. I sent a message to the band via their Facebook page. And guess what, about an hour or so later I got a response, 3 hours before the show! I was stoked. I had never seen this band before, nor had I ever been to Jersey’s. I am pretty happy with a few of the shots. Smaller bars are quite a challenge. The lights are either very dim, or very close to the performers, causing harsh color cast. I hope you enjoy the photos!

A new adventure starting with Ditch Chicken!

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A new adventure starting with Ditch Chicken!

The week of Valentines I got a new camera. With this camera I will be able to capture photographs in much more difficult lighting situations. It is amazing to think about what those photographers whom shot film had to deal with. On these new fancy digital cameras we can change the sensitivity to light with the push of a few buttons. Back in the film days you had to physically change your film. With this new ability it is my goal to get out and photograph some concerts, To date I have shot 3 shows and 4 bands. But today I you will only be seeing photos take of Ditch Chicken at Stillwater Bowl in Stillwater Minnesota on February 15. Take some time to click on the photo and view the rest of the photos taken of Ditch Chicken.