Sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines …

Who’s better than the BUZZCOCKS? No one, that’s who!! Buzzcocks are on their 40th anniversary tour … I think I can say that I’ve been a fan for at least 36 of those years … Check out my photo gallery of Buzzcocks and Residuels on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

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I was lucky enough to shoot 2 of my favorite bands this week

I shot The Descendents at a secret birthday show on Wednesday 4/20/2016 in Hermosa Beach, which was insane … And last night 4/21/2016, I got to shoot Rancid at the Observatory … It was freeking PACKED. Uncomfortably packed! After shooting in the photo pit for the allotted 3 songs, I stood in an outside bar…

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The Proud, The Few, The Birthday, The Secret show

On 4/20/2016 The DESCENDENTS played a secret show at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach for Fletcher’s 50th birthday (he’s the Pennywise dood). It was insane! They played EVERYTHING from the really old songs like Catalina to Silly Girl to Everything Sux to a few new ones that will be on their new record coming out in…

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Pounded by the Swami

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Observatory in Orange County. We saw Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake along with Pounded By The Surf. There was an opening band, but we missed them … Pounded By The Surf were great … Then “Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake” came out and kicked it…

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Not Much Lately

I haven’t been shooting too much lately. I was scheduled to shoot the Jon Bunch memorial show last month in Santa Ana, in fact, I was asked to be one of the official photographers, and to have some of my images used in a documentary being made about that show … Unfortunately, I got sick…

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DRIVE LIKE JEHU are GOOD … part II

Drive Like Jehu at The Echoplex last night (2/28/2016). Here’s my gallery from New Noise Magazine.

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Almost got away … forever

After shooting a rockshow, my editing process is pretty simple. First, I upload ALL of the photos. Next, I weed out the bad ones (eyes closed, too blurry, missed shots, etc) … Then I look closer at the ones I have left and narrow them down further. Maybe no one’s eyes are closed, but it’s…

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Day Late

I got this in the mail ONE DAY after my birthday … I’m still going to call it a birthday gift … I shot the band PIGGY at Alex’s Bar a few months ago …  They asked for a couple shots to use on their facebook page and a few prints, which I was happy…

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Online Gallery for ALL ACCESS show – Long Beach Dec 5, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016

Here’s an online gallery for the framed images in the ALL ACCESS show currently hanging at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. These framed photos are available for purchase at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. Thank you for asking! Phil Alvin – Framed, white mat, square black molding, 13 x 19, Gelatin Print –…

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A Record Cover, a Poster and a Times Square Billboard.

I never knew when I shot the International Swingers at Rock n Roll Pizza last year that a photo from that night would end up being used is such amazing ways. Their new record (I don’t have a copy yet, I snatched this photo on line): A poster, that’s being used in the movie “London…

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