Monday, October 21, 2013

Clemintine Courier

A good friend of mine Josh Rovner is owner at Clementine Courier, a few months back he asked me to shoot for his company's website. After brainstorming, Josh decided that he wanted a grainy, film, textured approach to the images rather than a traditional digital approach. "I want a site that will stand out and I want you to shoot it". Well, the site is live and it was a pleasure and honor to help execute my friends vision for a really rad messenger company. Please take the time to look through the site and if you ever need anything delivered in NYC be sure to hit up Clementine Courier.

Below are some extras from the portraits and rider bio's section of the new site that did not make it to the site.These are a few snap shots on the bike while riding around with the crew.  I shot with Fuji Provia on my Contax T-2 and pushed a stop or two depending on the light. Click on image for full size.

Paublo is a good buddy of mine, we used to race a lot of ally cats together and compete in track bike messenger contest, sprints, skids and trackstand.

Chris Lee, one hell of a guy, from Austin Texas, messenger, photographer and my teammate in cyclocross.

Cooper grew up in NYC and is a really rad photographer as well. I first met him when he was 16 racing ally cats, my first impression was who the hell is this kid on a track bike racing. Well, now he's a good friend and teammate in cyclocross.

Eric is a solid smooth messenger, he was bouncing around SOHO when I shot this, routing is defiantly key messengering and he has it down.

JP is a solid guy and defiantly an asset to Clementine

Josh is a character while still remaining professional at all times, he means business on and off of the bike. Moving up in the local road race scene and ally cat events he's also traveled all over the globe racing his bike. He's very focused and quite possibly one of the funniest, most positive guy's I know. 

Hiromi is an active messenger who wants to be a firefighter, he also is a rad designer, be sure to check out his project BODA BODA   for race events and clever takes on traditional NYC icons.

Geri is a talented rider, artist and cyclocross teammate, from Greece raised in Queens fast as hell and hilarious.

Harrison was raised upstate and is a really funny dude. I first met him in King Kog, I sold him a signed Eddy Merckx frame, he keeps his life classy both on and off of the bike.

Andy is fast and funny as hell, the type of guy who doesn't race but will still wake up way too early in the morning to come support you racing.

Donnie is from Texas and grew up racing motorcycles, he recently joined our cyclocross team and is applying skills from messengering and moto racing to get some impressive results. He also knows a joke or two, stoked to have him on board!

Cheers to all the guys for letting me ride around and stick cameras in your faces, it's a pleasure to know all of you both on and off of the bike after all these years.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I'm back

After taking a break for a year from this blog, I've decided to continue this project. First, let me explain the name as I've heard and read some pretty negative comments regarding it. When I was a kid, my grandmother used to give me money for milk at school, I never spent it on milk, I saved up and bought other things, such as skateboard stickers, cassette tapes an well, candy. As a pre teen I had 2 paper routes, again, I saved my money and bought BMX bikes and skateboards. So the idea with this project that I had in mind when I started "Milk Money"was growing up with humble beginnings I learned the value of hard work and saving up to accomplish goals. With that said I find shooting film to be the same principle, taking your time, saving up and executing ideas and concepts. I'll continue to show bike oriented content on this blog, if you follow or know of my other work please check it out here: Just a simple tumblr showing my film work, some of the work might cross over.  So, thats the scoop, welcome back and enjoy some images as a re introduction.

I recently was in France with NYC Velo, shooting and riding. This day we rode to Italy and back, clocking in 92km and around 3400 meters.

Here is Brett, a good buddy and co worker of mine, shredding on our memorial day ride.

Mike from Mash was kind enough to trade me this Landshark SSCX frame and some bits for my old Daccordi track bike. Thanks again Mike!

Finally, here is a good friend and mentor Bryan from Bicycle Revolutions we were in Ogden Utah together for a QBP event and managed to get some miles in together.

That's it for now as I have to wake up early to hit a cross race (more on that later). A lot has changed in  a year and change but a lot has stayed the same just progressed and I'm happy to be back, check the links, click on the photos to enjoy full size,check Wilis  and get out there and shred.