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Archive for July, 2008

Jul 28

Monster in the Bed

Category: Bryan & Lauren,Pets |  Comments: 1 Comment  

Kai Monster

There has been a very odd phenomena that occurs in our house and the oddest thing about it is that it seems to only happen when the bed sheets are changed. The problem has plagued us for about four years now, but I’ve never been quite able to put my finger on it, plus if you try to poke at it, the results are never very friendly. So… after much research and testing, I’ve finally been able to figure out the source of the disturbance…

 

 

Turns out we have a Kai Monster infestation!

Kai Monster

Kai Monster

Kai Monster


Jul 28

At The Gates – Suicidal Final Tour

Category: Concerts |  Comments: Comments are Off for this Post  

At The Gates, the originators of Melodic Black Metal hailing from Göteborg (Sweden) played a reunion show last night at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood. The show was absolutely amazing and it was great to see these guys come back after 12 years. It was like watching a piece of history, not to mention the total high school flash backs. After their breakup in ’96 the members went on to form two of my favorite Black Metal bands: The Haunted and Cradle of Filth. www.atthegates.se

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour Poster

Below are a few photos I took at the show.

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour

At The Gates - Suicidal Final Tour

 

Darkest Hour - Suicidal Final Tour

Darkest Hour
The second opening band was Darkest Hour, first time I’d heard them and they definitely rocked it. Municipal Waste was the first opener, they were cool, but sounded too much like a late 80′s Slayer cover band…


Jul 26

Aruba – April 2007

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Back in April 2007 Lauren and I went to Aruba for Lauren’s Parents 25th Anniversary. We had a really great time exploring the island, scuba diving and just kicking it with a drink on the beach. Aruba is a small Dutch island about 20 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Here are some photos from the trip.

 

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Mike Jacobs - Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba


Jul 26

Scuba Diving in Aruba – April 2007

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Before we went to Aruba I decided to buy an underwater case for my Canon IXY 800IS. Thought it might be fun to try out a little underwater photography. The case ended up working great and these are just a few of the shots I got.

 

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba


Jul 9

2005 “Shape of Book” Photography

Category: Bryan & Lauren,Photography,Portfolio |  Comments: 2 Comments  

Lauren Jacobs in Beneath The Wreckage

For my 2005 Portfolio I handcrafted a leather bound portfolio book, much of the work that I showcased in that book could be found on my website. But not my photography and only a select few actually got to see that monster of a book. So, for my first image post, I’d like to publish those photos.

 

Desert Omnipods

DESERT OMNIPODS | 07.08.04 | Tohatchi, NM
An irregular stretch of high tension power lines slice up the New Mexico skyline.

 

Awakening

AWAKENING | 11.02.04 | San Francisco, CA
Early November dawn wakes the slumbering city with a vibrant fire sky.

 

Peaceful Morning

PEACEFUL MORNING | 07.09.04 | Sedona, AZ
An icy cold river cuts through the steep red canyon walls on a warm summer morning.

 

Alone and Forgotten

ALONE AND FORGOTTEN | 07.01.04 | Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
This old Virginian power station, closed for over thirty years, peeks out from behind the thick woods lining the Roanoke River.

 

A Sea of Sand

A SEA OF SAND | 07.09.04 | Glamis, CA
Wind swept sand dunes brush the clear desert sky as they swallow the Southern California landscape.

 

Golden Gate

GOLDEN GATE | 09.03.04 | Marin Headlands, CA
The Golden Gate Bridge contrasts with jagged rocks on a hot September afternoon.

 

Lauren Jacobs in Photograph Within Photograph

PHOTOGRAPH WITHIN PHOTOGRAPH | 11.04.04 | San Francisco, CA
It is what it is.

 

24 Seconds on Bush St.

24 SECONDS ON BUSH ST. | 10.24.04 | San Francisco, CA
Automobile headlights flow through the intersection of Bush and Leavenworth on a busy Saturday night.

 

Bursts of Light

BURSTS OF LIGHT | 05.31.04 | San Francisco, CA
Vibrant explosions of light contrast the solid dark buildings.

 

Decay of Memory

DECAY OF MEMORY | 09.20.04 | San Francisco, CA
A decaying wall, lost in the Presidio, reveals that the decay of past memories will foreshadow death in future conflict.

 

Swallowed By Time

SWALLOWED BY TIME | 07.02.04 | Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
An old dilapidated barn sits alone and disheveled, ready to be swallowed by the dense North Carolina woods.

 

Death on the Horizon

DEATH ON THE HORIZON | 07.08.04 | Painted Desert, AZ
The smoke-filled sky chokes out the sun resulting in an eerie desert landscape.

 

Lost Innocence

LOST INNOCENCE | 06.20.04 | Tooele, UT
An old amusement park train, once the site of children’s laughter, now lies splintered and rotting on the shore of the Great Salt Lake.

 

Kansas

KANSAS | 06.22.04 | Colby, KS
A lone windmill breaks the flat Kansas countryside.

 

Creeping Darkness

CREEPING DARKNESS | 07.05.04 | Gladstone, NM
Dark ominous rain clouds reach down to the earth in an attempt to shut out the last lingering rays of sunlight.

 

Beach Front Buffet

BEACH FRONT BUFFET | 09.03.04 | Marin Headlands, CA
A lone seagull surveys the water in hopes of catching its next meal.

 

Breaking Through

BREAKING THROUGH | 06.19.04 | Wendover, NV
For only a split second, the sun shines brilliantly while crossing between the thick passing rain clouds and the dark Nevada mountains.

 

Journey\'s Unique Travel

JOURNEY’S UNIQUE TRAVEL | 07.03.04 | Benton, AR
The last chance stop for an escape from middle America. (Currently closed)

 

Solo Mesa

SOLO MESA | 07.08.04 | Painted Desert, AZ
Somewhere in the vast northern Arizona Painted Desert, a lone mesa breaks the smoke-filled horizon.

 

Sailboat Silhouette

SAILBOAT SILHOUETTE | 09.06.04 | Santa Cruz, CA
A single sailboat chases the sun on a hot and lazy summer day.

 

Evening Tide

EVENING TIDE | 11.03.04 | San Francisco, CA
A sea of clouds gives the illusion of waves crashing on a deep red-orange sky high above San Francisco.

 

Harmony

HARMONY | 09.20.04 | San Francisco, CA
A solid steel creation of man echoes natures’ many creations on a late September afternoon.

 

Kai Monster

KAI MONSTER | 09.08.04 | San Francisco, CA
My four-month-old kitten “Kai Monster” passed out on my desk, happily preventing any work from being completed.