Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In the town of Festus, MO exists the magical watering hole called the Magic Carpet Lounge... or affectionately nicknamed by the locals as the Dirty Rug! It resembles the Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet of Tatooine from the outside and truly is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
The patrons are club-going bounty hunters and pleasure companions. There is a strict no-droid policy with the only exception being made for the DJ who is kind of a Max Headroom wanna-be with a cowboy hat. When not playing the latest booty thumping music, you can find the Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes playing. Treasures from 12 systems decorate the walls and Docking Bay 94 has plenty of parking spaces.
To me, this is the most magical bar in the whole galaxy!
Monday, January 18, 2010
In the little town of Crystal City, MO there is a bar called "The Office". It smells of smoke in there (because all of Jefferson County is addicted to cigarettes) but the people are fun (and real)... and there is always adventure to be had.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Spent New Years Eve at a house party in Imperial, MO. The Mess (band) played live and a good time was had by all. The house was a magical space - very un-Jefferson County like! I could have explored that place with a camera for hours. You can find The Mess on Facebook - friend them and they will love you long time!
Jeff Elking on vocals and guitar.
Jason Siebert on vocals and guitar.
Robert Meyer on guitar and vocals.
Zach Schwartz on bass and vocals.
Photos primarily shot with the 24-105mm f4L IS and the 50mm f1.8 nifty fifty. 580EXII flash mounted high on a second floor loft overlooking the living room via a justin clamp and triggered via the pocketwizards. I should have slowed down the shutter speed to allow more ambient light.
It was a great way to ring in the new year!