A little #TBT from 2002

Hello my poor neglected blog! A lot has been going on and I have been remiss in not posting about it. I will try to get everything caught up over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I was reminded today of one of my personal projects that I really loved. It was the fall of 2002, I was on the verge of leaving Los Angeles. I was looking for something to shoot and came across an a flyer for what is now considered one of the greatest punk rock shows ever, The KROQ Inland Invasion featuring these bands – Adolescents, Bad Religion, Buzzcocks, Circle Jerks, GBH, New Found Glory, Pennywise, Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, T.S.O.L., The Dammed, The Distillers, The Offspring, The Vandals, Unwritten Law, X and blink-182. Yea. It was that kind of show! So, being an old punk myself from back in the 80′s ( I once saw Black Flag in a roller skating rink ) I started wondering who was punk now, what did it look like, who was liking the bands I used to like? So I took a couple of friends and we drove to San Bernardino with a back drop, a 6×6 silk and my Rollei. We set up near the entrance taping the backdrop to a huge dumpster and began to ask people walking in if they’d like their photo taken. Almost everyone said yes and I made a nice set of photos that afternoon. I even stepped in from of the camera that day. Here are a few of my favorites from the set.

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2015 PTP year in review video

I started this last year when I saw a few other people doing it and thought it was a good idea. Here are some highlights from PTP World HQ of the work we did last year and a couple BTS shots thrown in! I hope you enjoy it!

https://vimeo.com/151071103

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Goodbye 2015 and hellooooo 2016!

2015 will be behind us in a few hours. It was a good year, full of ups and downs. Super high ups, dream clients, dream fishing trip, and super low lows, losing my Grandfather really sucked. We got thru it all and here at PTP World Headquarters, we are moving onward and upward! We accomplished quite a bit, including having one of my personal projects published in one of the finest magazines ever published, Garden and Gun. We made a few new videos, started a video web series called order/fire and have started pre production on a feature length documentary to start filming next June. Here’s to 2016 bringing more of the same great stuff! Cheers!

You can find me on IG here  or just use my username – @ptpix

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Ashby

Last summer I was the still photographer on a movie called Ashby. As a member of Local 600, the cinematographers union, I was a full credited member of the crew, and yes, I am listed int he credits! While this production was considered an indie or a low budget movie, it sure doesn’t feel like it when you watch or when  they made it. Everything from my point of view was pretty easy going with only a few small bumps. Being the stills guy on a set is an interesting position, you are a full fledged member of the camera team, but you also have to move around and see what the other crews are doing to help anticipate where to be for the next shot. You have to talk to the producers, the director, the talent, the grips, electricians and the set decorators. I love not being tied to one point of view. This movie filmed for 28 days and I produced 1000′s of images.

I am loving what they did with the stills. On the left is the official movie poster and the small images were all used in a social media campaign. The movie is getting pretty good reviews and I watched it the day it came out, I really enjoyed it. You can see it in select theaters and you can rent/stream it here – Ashby

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Beholden

Earlier this spring I produced a video, a collaboration, really, with 3 friends. I was to do the filming and editing, Keia Mastrianni wrote and read an original essay, Chris Edwards composed some original music, and Jamie Swofford was to be the star of the video. I had this idea brewing around for a long time and we finally got everyone together at the right time of the growing season and produced a pretty awesome piece. Darius Evans came along on the overnight shoot and provided much needed production help and the even more important task of keeping Peter on track! I am proud of what we made, Jamie and the farm look great, Keia’s essay is spectacular, and Chris’ music is amazing!  I want to thank each of you, Jamie, Keia, Chris and Darius for your help…without all of us coming together, this video doesn’t happen!

Scroll past the video for some ‘behind the scenes’ shots! Thanks to Darius for the BTS shots!

https://vimeo.com/131383359

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