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SHAOLIN JAZZ at Coney

We had a good time shooting this impromptu video two weeks ago at Coney Island.  The wind and traffic on the boardwalk were no joke, but it was worth it.

For tickets to our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Under Siege / 7.24.18

Fresh off of our final outdoor screening at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at our monthly residency at Songbyrd (in Adams Morgan) with a screening of the 90’s contemporary cult classic – Under Siege starring Steven Seagal.

DJ 2-Tone sets the vibe at 6 PM with the screening starting at 7 PM.  Be sure to check Songbyrd’s menu for its range of drink and food specials with a vendor in the Pop-up Shop TBA.

For more info/RSVP click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Rumble in the Bronx / Recap

We strive to bring you truly unique experiences, with our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements, and with this year’s Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? outdoor series we’ve not only expanded the number and styles of DJs to open before select movies, but we also wanted to curate a range of martial arts demonstrations featuring a range of styles.  And at this past Tuesday’s CAN I KICK IT? we were proud to feature, to even bigger crowd of attendees, the the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as those who spread the word, and we hope to see you next Tues June 19 as we bring you Eddie Murphy’s iconic martial arts – comedy, The Golden Child.

DJ P.U.D.G.E open things up at 7:30 PM, along with games and activities provided by DPR with the movie starting around 8:45 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

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Summer Flicks x Can I Kick It? / feat The Karate Kid / Recap

Its great to see how the support of CAN I KICK IT? has grown.  From our accounts over 200 of you attended despite the clouds.  Props to DowntownDC BID for bringing us back, thank you DJ Stylus for setting the tone, salute to everyone who attended, and thanks to our media partners.

We’ll be back next Tues June 12 at Freedom Plaza screening Rumble in the Bronx starring martial arts action star Jackie Chan.  For more info/RSVP click here.

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Schedule of Events

We’ve got some events coming. For additional info visit shaolinjazz.com

Main Source Killed It at Songbyrd!

Main Source (Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Joe Fatale), the revered rap group who introduced the world to Nas, blessed DC last Thurs with their classic show (at Songbyrd) performing hits, freestyles, in addition to treating our ears to new music as well as playing unreleased joints from the legendary Pete Rock.  Word.

And if that wasn’t enough, the show openers included North Carolina’s Raw Wattage, DC’s own J Scienide (peep that Ninja Vuitton and shouts to Kev Brown who performed with J) who was introduced by the iconic Bobbito Garcia.  But wait, legendary mixtape DJ DJ Doo Wop was also in attendance, and DJ 2-Tone Jones served as the resident DJ for everyone who performed.

No fakes.  No imitations.  Just straight classic raw.  And shouts to SHAOLens for the snaps.

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DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Opening Reception / Recap

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The NYC opening reception of the third DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition did not disappoint.  Props to the artists for bringing their best in terms of works and solid installations, both of which spoke to their personalities and styles.  Salute to everyone that attended, the Bishop Gallery for once again opening their doors to my ideas, props to Alexis (Madison Davenport PR) for the PR/marketing support, and thanks again to the participating photographers.  I’m planning a closing reception/BBQ to take place later this month so stay tuned.

DOCUMENT the Fresh will be on exhibit at The Bishop thru Saturday August 29th, so be sure to stop by, and for more info about the exhibition click here.  And to check out more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Brody Rose

IMG_4549Who or what first got you interested in photography?

As a kid I was in infatuated by roller coasters (still am). I read about them, drew them, watched them, and rode them. Around the 4th grade I started to take pictures of them. My parents would let me borrow the camera, which was a big deal. Getting back a roll of 36 from the developer was super exciting. Doubles were a must: one set for the scrapbook and one for collages. Looking back, roller coasters were a fantastic subject matter for an aspiring photographer. They’re like huge sculptures really. Without realizing it, they made me think about perspective, motion, depth of field, and of course composition. Sneaking my camera on the ride for point of view shots was thrilling ——–

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Soft Launch Party for DocFreshPhotos.com

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I’ve had so much going on that I kept this under wraps, but I recently designed a website (www.DocFreshPhotos.com) to complement my DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibitions, where I highlight the event and concert photography from novice and established photographers) and tonight I’m doing a soft launch party for it hosted by the good people of 1920dc, so come thru, hang out, let’s have some good food and good drinks and take shoot some flicks.  For the event info click here.