Intifada - A New Years Revolution

Please come to this show. It's sure to be a good one!

I will be showing three photographs. Here is a sneak preview of one particularly heated photograph...




Posted by zach
09 16th, 2010

It’s a party. It’s an exhibition of revolutionary art. It’s a night to showcase our struggles and unite in our efforts to impact our community. You are invited to present your artwork representing your revolutionary ideas, successes, and aspirations.

Intifada is a Denver art exhibit and holiday party centered on “art of the revolution”.  The event will bring together local activist groups, community organizations and like-minded individuals through an exhibit of art and revolutionary ideas.  Subject matter of the artwork will be focused on human rights, social justices, consumerism, environmental issues, food and water access, media, capitalism, sustainability, civil liberties, etc. This party will be a celebration of our efforts to induce change in an innovative, fun atmosphere with food and beer from local vendors, good music, and camaraderie.

Oh Miami...

My return to Miami after almost ten years away was awesome to describe it lightly. I don't know what it is about me and Miami, but I have no problem finding the best times that can be had. I met my business partner at the airport and we rolled to the famed Lowes Hotel on South Beach. After a minute at check-in, Curt worked his magic and we were on our way to the top floor and into one of the four Premium Suites! I opened the double doors to a view of excess and awesomeness. This room was bigger than my condo with a million dollar view from the giant balcony! The VIP treatment was in full effect as always, and the trip had only just begun. I immediately put my trunks on and dove in the ocean. I am very connected to Mother Earth. She helps me to process sometimes. Just like in the High Line park in NYC, I completely let go. She let me float weightlessly. After a hour of meditation (aka suntanning) on the beach we cleaned ourselves up and went down for the first of many to come networking sessions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C domain conference. The next day was filled with new learning about a new and potentially very profitable industry, the domain real estate game. That night we were invited to the .CO sponsored party at the Versace Mansion. Stepping over the murder scene where Gianni gave his life, I entered into the epitome of excess. I enjoyed sipping on Johnny Black while mingling with some of the most powerful people in the biz, and a few models along the way. When the party died down, we jumped into a new friend's luxury ride and headed to Club Mokai to dance the night away. It was a rocking evening that made me feel like I was home again. Tuesday morning, I awoke and again made a beeline for the ocean and some time on the sand. The ocean and the beach are the best hangover cure money can't buy. After my recovery, I headed in to see Don King deliver the keynote speech. That guy has skills. The rest of the day was again spent learning and networking. The last gathering was for the live domain auction and grand prize raffle, which I won! I am the proud new owner of an 32gb 3G enabled iPad!!! Thanks to for the awesome prize. It's a win I will never forget. All in all, Miami never ceases to amaze me. The beautiful beaches, the best clubs, the most beautiful women, and great connections in both business and life, all combine to make it very hard to leave. Miami will always hold a special place in my heart. Someday, I will buy a home here so I can finally chase the sun forever. Click HERE to see the full image gallery.

A couple of days in NYC!

Last Friday, after a nice picnic lunch brought to me by my dad in the terminal at Midway airport in Chicago, I stepped through security just in time to watch the delay time on my flight to NYC Go from ten minutes to one-hundred and ten minutes. Sometimes I hate flying. But once I saw the Manhattan skyline from my window seat, my frustrations were gone. I was back in a place that has such overwhelming energy coursing through every inch. My personal life back in Denver has been a challenge for a little while, massive healing has been done after a bad breakup, and it was time to get away from the drama for good, and enjoy a weekend in the city! Dinner was had with Meryl B., a genuine great soul who's conversations could lift the spirits of anyone. (Sorry, I couldn't make it to Acro Yoga, it sounds intimidating but I will go one day!) After dinner I stopped by DBGB's for a $25 pint of Lefthand Brewery Beer and watched a great comeback by the Yankee's in Game 2 of the ALCS. It was a good night to lay low and just stay in after that. My favorite activity in NYC is just walking. I love seeing and just feeling the hustle and bustle. Saturday morning of this short trip I managed to make it through SoHo before the tourist crush to buy some styley new clothes for the winter, including an awesome LuluLemon jacket that's the coolest. From there, I just walked north, all the way up to the Garden, ate a slice of good old NYC thin crust. On my way, I hiked through Chelsea and spent time on the newly opened High Line Park (which is a new must see in the city!). I witnessed an amazing fall sunset over the Hudson river. The spirits were out this afternoon. I found a great photography subject, in a Whitney Museum sponsored installation under the park (see photos) The wind was howling through the Maple trees with this amazing light filtering through. When the wind blows I listen. Again in my life, serendipity hit me.  After a cleansing emotional moment, and a little chat with mom (thanks mom!), it was back on the subway to Bushwick in Brooklyn for some quiet time.  So I headed back to Castle Braid, spent a few on the rooftop meditating and writing then I just put in a movie, packed my stuff for the trip to Miami the next morning and closed my eyes for some nightmare free sleep.

Click HERE to see all images from my NYC trip!



Going back to Miami! (finally)

I'm taking a nice little trip this weekend. First, I go to New York for a couple of days for some much needed escape from Denver. Then it's off to Miami for the T.R.A.F.F.C domain conference! I have not been back to Miami in almost ten years. Should be a great time! Not looking to kiss any new fish though...

Photos and more to follow!

The Beach Boys (w/John Stamos) and Pressing Strings @ Pier 6 Pavilion, Baltimore, MD

Jordan Sokel - (click image for gallery)

Josh Kachura - (click image for gallery)


I feel like I lived an episode of Full House last weekend. The band I have been photographing this year got the call to open for the World famous Beach Boys (the Mike Love half anyways.) Along for the show was famous TV star John Stamos who stepped in on guitar and drums for the BB's.

The real story here is the excitement for Pressing Strings in their largest venue to date. I was fortunate to be a part of a great moment for two very grateful gentlemen. Even their ladies got in on the fun when our group was invited to jam and dance along for the finale song!

Photographing this band this year has become an adventure in both my own creativity and fun! 

Please take a look at the images I created of this highly enjoyable event...

Zenfolio Image Gallery HERE



Chopping Beetles at the Property - June 2010

Over three weeks this summer the Pine Beetle infested trees at The Property had to come down. With Todd leading the charge, we made our best effort to eradicate those proliferating destructive little creatures. In the end 20 trees came down and are currently sealed in plastic baking in the Colorado high-country sun. Good riddance again beetles! 

Check out the gallery of images on


Check out the video of Todd taking down an 80"+ tree:

Dunking and Jumping for charity, and a little fun at The Squeaky Bean.


My Memorial Day 2010 was spent in the company of The Squeaky Bean crew while celebrating the restaurant's one-year anneversary. At the same time, we were raising money for a very worthwhile cause, Work Options For Women.

With Denver's top chef's getting dunked, the "Jumping Bean" photo booth, damn good BBQ, and beer flowing like water, Johnny pulled of a great party.   

Check out some of the Squeaky action.

Some of my photos made their way onto the Westword's foodie blog written by Lori Midson! Thanks Lori!


Pressing shutters with Pressing Strings

Two trips to the Chesapeake Bay area in the past month have yielded a new connection to a great band, Pressing Strings. I have photographed this trio twice recently.

Last night, at the Rams Head On Stage venue in Annapolis, Maryland, PS took the stage for the release of their 2nd CD titled Episodes. The show was great, the photography even more fun. I am loving my newest camera acquisition...

Please check out two new galleries featuring Pressing Strings, here. (or click on the images below.)

Pressing Strings CD release party @ Rams Head On StagePressing Strings at Stan and Joes - Gallery Link

April 13, 2010 - Good things are happening!

Hello Everyone!

The month of April 2010 is off to a great start. My new website is live. My creative and intellectual energy is being stoked by my new educational pursuits. New work projects are starting to take off. Good things are happening!

Later this month I'll be heading back to NYC (this time with Alicia!) for the James Beard Foundation Awards and to continue work on my new (somewhat secret) project...

After NYC, summer should be just about in full swing here in Colorado. What will the trails ahead show me? I don't know. I'll admit, these new adventures can be scary. But, what else should I do, sit at home? No way! Adventure is part of my soul. It's why I live my life with my camera. I'm out there to greet anything that comes. 




"No man is born an Artist nor an Angler." Izakk Walton, Compleat Angler 



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