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Spreading The LOVE In Union Square For Valentine’s Day

Krystyl Baldwin + LOVE in Union Square

Yesterday, Krystyl Baldwin set out on an interesting adventure to capture the essence of LOVE in photos. What she aimed to do was to photograph people holding a LOVE sign and then mash them together into a short video that would be posted on YouTube to really share people’s feelings a week before Valentine’s Day.  As a point of order, the camera that was used to capture the moment was one that I loaned to Ms. Baldwin.  I took a moment out of my afternoon to join her and several of our friends at Union Square in San Francisco yesterday to participate in the moment. Some of the first photos included moments featuring this incredible acrobatic group coincidentally called Team LOVE who performed for the camera. Kids, adults, couples and individuals stopped by to show their LOVE and the video below is the finished product: (more…)

Throwing a SXSW Party? Hire Me To Be Your Photographer!

SXSW Mashable 2010 Party

We’re starting to count it down until the 2011 edition of the South by Southwest Interactive conference takes a hold of Austin, TX and thousands of technology geeks and aficionados converge for some parties, networking and learning. This is my third year and each year, I’ve done a great deal of photography to capture the moments (see 2009 and 2010 photo sets here). From capturing photographs from many of the top parties at SXSW from the past couple of years, I’ve always wanted to  find a way to continue to offer my services at the conference and parties. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be a photographer at SXSW and caught many sessions, keynotes and other outside activities. This year, I’d like to help you out and be a photographer to help capture your SXSW memories. (more…)

Klout Perk: Checking Out The Audi A8

Klout Perk: Audi A8

Last Thursday, the social influencer measurement service Klout, invited select influencers to their new office here in San Francisco for a small gathering that offered them a chance to test drive the new Audi A8 with an opportunity to drive it around for a whole weekend by yourself! Fresh off of snagging an $8.5 million round of funding, Klout is set to move away from its current office in the same building that Twitter operates out of and move one block away to a larger office. To help celebrate this move, dozens of “influencers” were brought in to check out the new space (still largely being cleaned up and built without any semblance of furniture) and hang out.

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Touring The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino In All Its Artsy Glory

The Las Vegas Strip from Cosmopolitan Hotel

One of the cool things that I got to do a couple of weeks ago in Las Vegas was to tour the newly opened hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Located right next to the Bellagio Hotel and across the street from the Paris Hotel along the proverbial “50 yard line” of the famous road, the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino is one spectacular resort that seems to cater to more of a younger, luxurious and hipster clientele.  For me, I happened to stumble upon it while attending a tweetup at boutique store called Droog. After leaving the store, I inquired with my friend Miiko Mentz who worked for the Cosmopolitan’s agency Katalyst (which was started by celebrity Ashton Kutcher) whether it was possible to get set up with a tour of the hotel. Now, I wasn’t expecting anything fancy or anything and actually not at all since it was just around 7:00pm when I asked. Nevertheless, the Cosmopolitan Hotel (@cosmopolitan_lv) did set up the tour for me. To top it off, it was given by their community manager.
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CES 2011 Recap: Celebrating the Web at the Mashable Awards [PICS]

Mashable Awards CES 2011

What a way to kick off the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas than by celebrating a big part of its promotion: the web. On Thursday, January 6, 2011, the tech publication, Mashable, brought the web and all its celebrities, influencers and participants under one roof at the New York, New York Hotel & Casino for a rather lengthy evening of festivities and frivolities. (more…)

CES 2011 Recap: Geeks & Tweets Partying at the Tweet House [PICS]

Tweet House CES 2011

One of the great things about attending a large conference like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going to great parties. CES is no exception and one of the parties for social media professionals and for those in the tech scene is the Tweet House, run by the Parnassus Group. This is the same company that brings you 140 the Twitter conference each year and has held several Tweet House events and sessions over the past couple of years – including at Comic-Con and also at South by Southwest. (more…)


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Touring The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino In All Its Artsy Glory
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Spreading The LOVE In Union Square For Valentine's Day
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