Monday, December 29, 2008

I am Music Tour Lil'Wayne w/ Gym Class Heroes and guests

I was originally going to shoot the show, but to get the media pass would have been like throwing a shoe at President Bush and getting away. Dejesus and Trav invited me out so I did get to the enjoy the show VIP style. You can say what you want about Weezy , he put on an amazing show as well as everyone else....I was flabbergasted(fifty cent word) Heres some pics I shot from Gym Classes tour bus.......Big ups to Trav and Dejesus for having me out....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Putting it in perspective......The minds a crazy place..

No matter how many people hate on us, critique us, push us backwards, shut us down, air us out.....we always have our number one fans close by. We work hard in life and sometimes catch dirt in the chin, to protect our kin, to lead by example. To prove, not to ourselves the struggle is not to give up but is only a mere stepping stone to perfection. Practice progression not perfection and you too will find light in darkness of others and your endeavors.....till then keep progressin......

Friday, December 19, 2008

City Paper press. Just caught this thanks, Deesha.

December 18
Philly DJ Day photo show rescheduled for tonight at Q-BaThursday, December 18th, 2008 at 12:31 pmposted by Deesha Dyer

After the first Philly DJ Day several months ago, lots of unofficial photos with the faces of Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff, ?uestlove, and many more past and present turntable junkies have been floating around the web. But tonight photographer and co-organizer Jonene Taddei will make it official.
On Nov. 14, she, along with friend and fellow photo phenom Snapkracker, were set to display some of their work at the Arts Garage. Surprisingly (not really), the Arts Garage got shut down that week (again). So Taddei scrambled for another venue and another date.
Tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. at Q-Ba (1176 N. Third St., Third and Girard), her Philly DJ Day pics, as well as some other shots she’s taken around the musical world, will be on exhibit for all to see. Snapkracker will also be showcasing his pictures of local personalities.
If you’re feeling inspired to shake your ass after seeing all the fly DJs featured (more than 200 were captured that day), stay a little later (9 p.m.-2 a.m.) and get down, get down to the sounds of Brendan BringEm. Cover is $5.
Official flyer after the jump.
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Philly DJ Day Gallery 12.18

Thanks to all who came out heres some pixx.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Blah...Blah...Blog..It iz what it iz....

Dont you just hate it when people say it is what it is but thats just what it is. You hate to say it but we say it, we say it when we have explored all resources and we come up empty and finally accept our demise. I have three days to the show....some late hours at work and garbage to take out. I took a few minutes out of my busy schedule to meditate outside on my balcony overlooking the suburban forest...that damn trash ruined keeps staring at me, maybe I'll take it out...enjoy the weather and avoid fair weather friends.....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Philly DJ Day Gallery show

The gallery show is next thursday, it's a showing of Jonene Taddei's work from DJ day, I will be displaying some new and old flicks..should be a good time and even heard there will be special guests. Don't think there shutting this one down, I did the holiday photos of the L and I, Ha Ha!.....

It's about change......

I orginally started this blog to document my journey, on trying to finish something I started 16 years ago. It's funny sometimes as artists we try so hard to portray images to either sell ourselves to our audiences, or to put sugar on our plain tasteless cheerios. The truth of the matter is it's when we accept ourselves for what we are and where were at is when opportunity usually knocks. I'm not looking for a pity party, I can accept tribulation, to be honest the catch phrase should read tribulations and trials, cause thats how it works. I woke up today knowing I would have to scrape up change for gas and tolls to get to work hence the photo. A wise man once said where your at is where you should be. The silver platter was given to me many years ago so now its back to the copper all those people trying to live there dream keep trudging....

Thursday, December 11, 2008


A man claims his success by simple addition of his superficial, cure for lonliness trophies. He bought these from borrowed money. A humble man has subtracted his ego and has created substanstance hand crafted puzzles, glue intact, to suppress his worries and live comfortably.........?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Food for thought

A man cries wolf and he is banned from the forest, but this enables him to create a new beginning. snap

Saturday, December 6, 2008

There is a reason for this season....

Guess you could say I'm in a holidaze...... But today woke me up. Me and the fam took my son to see Clause..pause... What put it in perspective was my son told Clause he wanted a Hess truck and his daddy a Cadillac, very nobel of a five year old. I'm not much materialistic these days because the paper beens chasing me. But my simple wish if I ever reap success would be to possess a Cadillac wearing a warm up suit. So If I ever start a band the name would be Cadillac Warm ups......dont steal the name, I got a patent on it...Heres some pixx from the event, note couldn't get any pixx of the big guy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


It's been a minute since I shot a show, great show with a lot of substance behind the music. Big up to Moo for having me come out. Even had a guy ask me for an autograph, he must of thought I was McCaully Calkin, I think he was on drugs..........

Where the been?

Somewhere in the crazy head of mine is where I have been......I figured I post some new pixx I did. I work in retail, so this is always a hectic season so thats the reason. I made a promise to blog more so check back for updates, I have a couple gallery shows coming up and some big shoots. I will probabley be bringing my camera with me every where I go to document my daily affairs, not that its exciting, hopefully interesting, till then..............................................................

Friday, November 14, 2008

Philly DJ Day Gallery Cancelled............

I apologize again........They shut down the Arts Garage this morning. We will be rescheduling the event for a later date, we might even get Tony Danza to come and sign autographs, you never know. But again my apologizies....and I have been calling an emailing and texting trying to get out the word...Thanks for all your support again....snap

Arts Garage Closed...Keep you posted

Word is The Arts Garage got shut down this morning, canceling the Gallery show, there looking for another venue, I will keep you posted on the bad news.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

City Paper

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., free (gallery show), $10-$15 (after-party), Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave., 215-765-2702,


For all those nights that a DJ saved her life, photographer and bartender Jonene Taddei is returning the favor. In September, Taddei helped organize Philly's finest past and present DJs for a super-size photo shoot (more than 150 turntable junkies showed up) in Fairmount Park.

"I've always surrounded myself [with] people who love music as much as me. DJ Excel is a good friend, and one day we were shooting and came up with the idea," she says.

Combining her connections with DJ Jazzy Jeff's phonebook, the sign-up list started flowing with names like DJ Drama, ?uestlove, Too Tuff, Cash Money and DJ AM. (Unfortunately, a few days earlier, AM was in a plane accident and unable to make it, but he was there in spirit via DJ AM shirts that everyone wore for one of the pics.)

With a smile, Taddei says, "Philly DJs don't get the attention they deserve. Philly is known for their DJs. Some of the best in the country come out of here, so why not take a picture of them, right?"

At Friday's gallery exhibit, Taddei will be showcasing her photos from that historic day as well as pics from this year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award show. Fellow photographer and 18-year camera vet Snapkracker will also be exhibiting work, including shots of local ladies Taragirl and Patty Crash. Atmosphere after-gallery grooves for the evening will be provided by Steven Bloodbath and Brendan Bring 'Em.

Says Taddei, "DJs have kept me smiling for years through their music — I gave them a chance to smile back through my camera."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Gallery Showing......Nov 14...Arts Garage

My Gallery show will be on November 14th at the Arts Garage, I have a couple artists I will be showcasing and some new and old goodies. Jonene Taddei will be showcasing her photography from Philly DJ Day so come out and support will be a dope show for sure. Again I would like to thank all the people who supported me throughout this year( You know who you are) and the people who gave me the opportunity to unleash my kraft and of course my family for understanding all the late nights, and my little guy for always being on the computer............Hope to see ya there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Update on a kracker named snap.....

Have not put up a post in a minute, news for use the gallery show is set for November 14th at the Arts Garage, its actually the showing for Philly DJ day with photographs from Jonene Taddei.....but I have been very honored to be put on the bill.......I have two very exciting artists I'm shooting for the bill that I'm keepin under wraps. As soon as the flyer comes out, you will be sure to be updated. Also heres some food for the visual, a couple shots from a job I did in Old City at 32 degrees, there link is Last but not least I will leave you a quote from phillys phinest Ben Franklin.... Well done is better than well said......

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reef the Lost Cauze...A Vicious Cycle Release Party

WoW!!! What a great party, A lot of love in the air, good times, and for sure to be spoken about for quite some time. Reef really did his thing and Ethel Cee too. I would also like thank everyone who has shown me love in Philly as I continue to master my kraft... Make sure to pick up this album when its released on Nov 4, the promo snippet is bananas!!!