Posts Tagged ‘House of Blues’

Young Hollywood Awards, The Wiltern Theater

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Recently I was asked to shoot new Architectural Photographs of the Gorgeous Wiltern Theater in downtown los Angeles during the live TV filming of the Young Hollywood awards. LiveNation has recently taken over and needed some new images for marketing. Shooting during a live broadcast can be tricky as you can’t move around or make noise while they are filming the show. What the audience doesn’t see is that there are breaks in between filming segments where the acts and film crew change things around. I will let the photos show off this beautiful venue along with some of the talent including, Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillet, Supermodel Audrina Patridge, Chloe Grace Moretz, Trey Songz Rap Artist, and Cameron Monaghan star of the TV series Shameless.



New Orleans, a taste of the south

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

My recent architectural photo shoot took me back to New Orleans for my third trip there. I felt like I was in an episode of Treme the HBO show about post Katrina New Orleans. The town is still rebuilding, but rocking as usual. The French Quarter and Bourbon Street are packed with people even on off nights.

Voodoo Blues, Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Tripping around the city shows many shops still closed and rebuilding.

New Orleans

The side streets of the French Quarter, New Orleans

I was actually there to work and take some new advertising photos for the House of Blues, one of the coolest venues in town. One night after work the crew of House came in to the private Foundation Room Club for their after wrap party dinner. House of Blues is a prime meeting and filming area and is seen on Treme along with the cool new music scene on Frenchman Street at clubs like Snug Harbor and the Spotted Cat. The House of Blues is still a killer place to hang out for a southern style meal and cold Abita Strawberry Lager.

House of Blues Foundation Room New Orleans

House of Blues Foundation Room Restaurant, New Orleans

House of Blues Restaurant, New Orleans, Lousiana

House of Blues Cool New Nationwide Menu

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The New House of Blues Menu Features Art And Artists

Albert King

After some time in design, the new House of Blues restaurant menu is here. I was pleased that my photography was used exclusively in the design of the new menus. The photographs were not taken specifically for the menu, but from a large, rich body of work collected over 11 years. Like the House of Blues itself, the menu features an eclectic blend of blues and original outsider art, sprinkled with colorful architecture from venues around the country. Along with the famous Southern Style Menu, art and architecture was collected and photographed from Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston House of Blues venues.

The 9×14″ menu was designed not only with style in mind, but also the environment. The cover is constructed using an Eco friendly wood called Blue Pine. Nature has already begun harvesting the wood as it is being attacked by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Harvesting this wood does not deplete natural resources, and also clears the environment for new growth. Way to go House of Blues! The wood is rich with beautiful veins of blue gray color running through it. The menu is in National use already at House of Blues venues. Next time you swing by take a look a grab some of their world Famous Cajon Cooking.

Foundation Room, House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

Foundation Room, House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

Glenn Fox Art Show In Hollywood, California

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

It has now been 10 years since I starting shooting for the House of Blues. All that time, I have been admiring the work of Artist Glenn Fox, the creator of Crazy Cat, Crazy Fish, and many more cool original art pieces that have helped to add to the unique vibe at the House of Blues.

Crazy Cat Art by Glenn Fox

Crazy Cat Art by Glenn Fox

On Friday the 20th of November 2009, Glenn had a major art show opening that was staged at the West Hollywood offices of Ncompass Marketing. I was fortunate to have been hired to document Glenn’s work in a gallery setting and had the great pleasure to be able to study his 70 pieces over the course of the day. Ncompass was a perfect place to display Glenn’s work as the office has a very distinct modern art feel to it all on its own.

Architectural Photography in a modern, creative setting is always a pleasure for me. Along with copying 12 pieces of art for reproduction, I was also able to document the show under both day and night lighting. In the dark, many of Glenn’s art pieces glow under black light as he frequently use phosphorescent paint in his work.

Glenn Fox Art work Under Black Light With Vodka

Glenn Fox Art work Under Black Light With Vodka

New work included many sculpture pieces and masks done in Glenn’s unique style using heavy epoxy lamination as part of the look and protective qualities of his art. Pieces are still available, you may contact Los Angeles based artist Glenn Fox through his web site at

Glowing Masks by Glenn Fox

Glowing Masks by Glenn Fox

Glenn Fox art show at Ncompass

Glenn Fox art show at Ncompass

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