September, 2012 Archives

I know I should build up some sort of resistance to this stuff. I know it’s calculated, and trendy and hitting the Lifestyle market on all cylinders and has scenes that look like they were lifted out of the epic 1970′s film Cycles South..but I can’t help it. It makes me weak in the knees. I love every shot, every smithed word, I just do. I’m sorry. I love it.

For Blitz Motorcycle and Edwin Denim.

From HypeBeast

Long Live the Kings

Silly Monkey

Skate party in Central Park – NYC – May 2012 from Maurag on Vimeo.

Skate party in NYC

Human Cannon Ball – Vazquez Brothers Circus – Rocky Point Mexico – June 2012 from Maurag on Vimeo.

I took this on the Mexico trip in June. Getting to go to a small town traveling Mexican circus felt really special and cool. We didn’t understand but a few words here and there, but it’s safe to say that we probably had a better time there than most of the other folks because for us, it was getting to experience something completely known in a completely foreign way. Every act felt even better than the one before. Jugglers, rope acts that rivaled any we had ever seen, spinning fire, clowns in old beat up VW’s, dogs in dog suits, leaping tigers, parading donkeys, balancing elephants, and the most surprising act, the Monster Truck that rattled around the ring spewing gas and oil stopping to load up all the kids that came rushing out of the audience for a ride. This act in the video, which took awhile to set up receiving nets and clearly endangered the life of the brave soul that shot out of the cannon, was thrilling for us..but maybe not the rest of the crowd. As seen at the end of the video. If ever you get the chance to go to a Mexican Circus, do not hesitate, dive in. It’s pretty awesome to see the tradition of traveling performers in dusty rings with dirty tents still living on. As we drove out of town I watched the tent, the trailers, the big shade awning with the feeding animals underneath disappear from the back window and I’d lie if I didn’t wonder what it would be like to live in such a nomadic fashion, traveling through Mexico, wishing I had some sort of talent. And I wished like hell they would have sold t-shirts.  This American would have been set with Christmas presents for the year….hey..maybe that could be my “talent”, designing and selling t-shirts for the Vazquez Brothers Circus.

 

Rocky Point – June 2012

Tampon in transit – Denver International Airport – June 7, 2012

Oh dear.