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Fall In MO………2009

Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Photography |

It started with a winery trip to Herman, MO for “Oktoberfest” in early October. All the wineries in Missouri put on special events for the month of October in celebration of the final grape harvest of the year and the changing of the leaves. In reality it’s a reason for people in Missouri to get wasted (ex. Mardi Gras, St. Patty’s Day, Thanksgiving, Tuesday Night, etc….). Anyway back to the story….We woke up in the morning to the entire town of Herman being covered in a lazy fog cast by the Missouri River. It can be seen in the morning in October and dissipates at exactly 10:30am every day. As we were leaving we crossed the bridge below and I was amazed at how cool it looked. I vowed to return later in the month and snap a photo before the fog was gone for the year. Below are my shots of the bridge and some other fall photos I snapped later in the day. Hwy 94 between Herman, MO and Augusta, MO has some amazing scenery during this time of year, I suggest you make the trip next year.

I listened to this track from Brandy Johnson while editeding these tonight. It reminds me while I love the fall season. She is still one of my favorite singer / songwriters in St. Louis. I ran into her husband Jeff in the airport not too long ago and he told me she wasn’t really writing any new music these days…… :( .

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The Cool Kids / Clipse Tour – Summer 2009

Posted: October 10th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

This is a collection of photos I snapped recently on the road with The Cool Kids and the Clipse. My priority was shooting video for a new Cool Kids documentary that Ch’rewd is putting together so I didn’t have a lot of time to use the still camera. I think a got a few decent shots amongst the madness…..

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Streetfighterz “ROC” 2009 – Day 2

Posted: October 2nd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

Things almost got out of control (like Grahm pictured below almost dumping his stand-up wheelie on Hwy 270) but that seems to be the case every time these guys hit the highway. Sunday was a beautiful day for a ride. No wrecks, no fights, no cops, and no rain. Everybody wins………

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Streetfighterz “ROC” 2009 – Day 1

Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

Local street-bike stunters “The Streetfighterz” hold an annual event in St. Louis called Ride Of The Century. In a nutshell this event consists of a large highway ride followed by a lot session somewhere in the city. Every year holds new surprises. The only thing organized is where and when the ride starts. Police, traffic, luck, and the law of averages make up for everything else that happens. The photos below consist of The Streetfighterz (AZ, DJ, Vaughn, and Sit Down Steve), Section 518, Grahm, and several other unknown riders.

I have been working with these guys for the last 4 -5 years helping them out with events, sponsorship, shooting video, and just hanging out. I have been waiting to shoot this event ever since I picked up a decent still camera and lens last November.

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My boy Keith Mokris came in town from Cleveland to shoot stills and video. He is super talented, look him up at www.keithmokris.com. Here we are below snapping away on highway 44! This gives you an idea of how wild this ride really is!

Shooting With Mokris – ROC 2009 from Wes Allmond on Vimeo.

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Sprite Green GOOD Music Event

Posted: September 20th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Photography |

These are photos from the Sprite Green GOOD Music showcase that went down in Chicago on 9.18.09. Our production company Mid C Media filmed the event so I took the chance to snap a few photos. I missed the first half of the show but I did catch the last song from Consequence and full sets from Common, Kid Cudi, and a song from Mr. Hudson. Pretty dope event…….that cost Coca Cola 650K! Kanye was supposed to show up but my sources informed me Kanye has been laying low ever since the Taylor Swift incident at the VMA’s.

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Haystak and Stogie @ Pops – 8.13.09

Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

This is a set I shot at Pops last month for the homie Stogie. Pretty tight show with Haystak (from Nashville) headlining, Stogie co-headling, and Kenny Knox + 6 other groups opening up. I always like shooting at Pops because people really get into the music and don’t give a fuck who is watching.

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Click the tiles to see the full size photo.

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The Great Hangover Tour – Photo ReCap

Posted: September 10th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

Working for Ch’rewd has never been the average 9-5 gig, and this past month was no different. We recently started managing a new group from the West Coast, Pac-Div. These guys are 100% real hip-hop from LA, CA. The group consists of MiBBs, Like, Be Young, and DJ Sean G. I was assigned to road manage the groups first official promo tour, following The Great Hangover Tour with B.o.B., Asher Roth, and Kid Cudi. This was my first tour as an acting road manger. We drove 9,000 miles in 3 weeks, covering Kansas City, Denver, Park City, Las Vegas, LA, San Fran, Phoenix, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Atlanta. Talk about the madness! My serenity came with experiences like driving the van through a Texas lighting storm listening to Atliens or at 6 AM with the sun rising over Lake Pontchartrain on US 10 headed to Atlanta with the whole crew passed out. It gave me a lot of time to digest the events that took place each night. As a photographer it gave me a chance to capture some great moments out on the road. I met some great people out there that I hope to cross paths with in the near future. Here are my favorite pics from the trip. (44 Total)

Texas Lighting Show from Pac Div on Vimeo.

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RBMA Workshop / Exile Show 6.18.09

Posted: June 20th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Photography |

Red Bull Music Academy Workshop with Exile and Black Spade followed by a dope show with Exile, DJ Day, Rockwell Knuckles, Black Spade, DJ Needles, DJ Trackstar, and Vandalyzm. That’s a shitload of hip-hop right there!

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Fast Eddies Run – 5.30.09

Posted: June 3rd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Friends, Photography |

A full day of beautiful driving and drinks with the homies. Hit Grafton, IL first and made our way to Alton, IL. Did Fast Eddies big and finished the night bonging beers on my back deck. It was a great Saturday.

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Memorial Day Fry Off @ Grocery’s 5.25.09

Posted: May 27th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Photography, Uncategorized, WTF? |

My good friend Jim “Grocery” Leabig held a fry off this past Memorial Day. The premise? Bring anything that can be fried. Things got out of control quickly……..Fried macaroni and cheese squares, deep fried bacon, corn brats, onion rings, swiss cheese brat egg rolls, fried Oreos, fried Snickers, fried Reese’s peanut butter cups, and last but not least fried Laffy Taffy! Mix that in with plenty of home brews getting passed around and you have one hell of a party!

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Shortzilla Fries Macaroni? from Wes Allmond on Vimeo.

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