I'm In Chicago about 1/2 way through a bit of a whirlwind multi-city shoot for Men's Health. I'm shooting all sorts of cool people in cool places. People ask what my favorite thing to shoot is & my answer is usually ' something different, everyday'.
This is definitely one of those trips.
The travel hasn't been too grueling - constant is more like it.... & more to come.
I'll put up a few travelling pics from the trip so far.
Here's the trajectory: Home > Vegas > Missoula, Mt. > Phoenix > Chicago > NYC > Boston > Back Home.
here's my kit:
Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas [ i was waking up @ sunrise, not going to bed - times have changed]
Dinner @ Nobu with Lucas, Justin & the Libre Team
I actually went to school here - it was a real treat to go back & visit some of the old haunts.... [Charlies, Rhino, Food for Thought [i washed dishes there], Deck @ the Depot, Wardens, Oxford....blasts from the past. Mostly just reminded how lucky i am in California.
It was cold as a mofo - & as dreary as i remember the winters to be.... summer is another story.
view from my room... might be Snow Bowl?
Oxford: guns & booze. suprisingly we saw a fight here!
& a big bear greeting us @ the airport.
Here's Grey [Hound] with our sweet rental Saturn & 'hoopin' it up on the hardwoods'. That sounds like sports saying, right?
& a great irish bar - the bartender gave us the lowdown on Boston .
Today was a day off so Grey & i went into the city... The weather was ...... impressive. There's no ignoring a snowstorm followed up by freezing rain in Chicago.
After Chicago we went to NYC & stayed @ a Horrible, horrible hotel that was going for the same price as most 4 seasons.... anyway - you never spend much time in the room in NY.
I hooked up with a few old friends & had some great meals. Here's the iphone view of the city from Newark
& a couple of mu photos in the Billabong Store front in Times Square:
- Jumped on the train up to Boston for the last leg of our Odyssey.
Grey & i cabbed to Penn & found our way to the Amtrak Asella [express] train & once we got situated - realised how amazing train travel is.... We never do it on the West Coast, I always think of Europe or the North East for trains.
Anyway - my new favorite way to travel - could be because of the insane flight schedule i've had these last 2 [?] months - but, no security, no Southwest cattle charge to get on, AC power, tons of legroom, serious recline, no seatbelt sign keeping you down.
it's like sitting in a living room & getting on your way.
BOSTON: View from my room.then home to the family.....