Something different. Bay area archives

Contrary to what many may think or what a majority of my content may show, I love all aspects of photography. I don’t get the opportunity to shoot too many different things due to work etc. but I thought I’d go back a few years and share some photos from when I got to go on a west coast tour with The Turnaways (follow them on IG: @turnaways and follow them on spotify as well). During their tour they played a good number of cities including, San Antonio, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Fransico. It was also honestly one of the highlights of my photographic career.
So for this post I thought I’d start off right in the thick of the Tour by showcasing photos from our time in Oakland. We had a couple of days off in the bay area so a lot of the photos are from down time etc. But after longs hours in a van you quickly appreciate getting o stretch your legs whenever you can.

Zshwn trying out a guitar at broken Guitars in Oakland

Zshwn trying out a guitar at broken Guitars in Oakland

After a quick stop in Broken Guitar we went down the street to check out 1-2-3-4 Go Records. Since sadly, now physical record shops are so rare these days. I’m not gonna lie… there’s something super nostalgic about being able to physically look through records and instantly be reminded of an artist or a certain album… but I digress.

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After the record shop we needed a bit of a pick me up so of course when we spotted a little coffee shop we had to head over. The name of the shop was Subrosa Coffee and the dude working there was super friendly and knew his coffee. Little known about me… I love coffee, so if you ever want to get me to open up to you all you need do is talk about coffee, cars and cameras lol.

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I’d honestly love to just visit a bunch of indepent coffee shops and just document them.

I’d honestly love to just visit a bunch of indepent coffee shops and just document them.

Wearing a giants cap in Oakland Gasp* lol

Wearing a giants cap in Oakland Gasp* lol

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That night the guys had a show at a club in Downtown Oakland called the Golden Bull. Clubs are always a challenge to shoot in because they lighting is hardly ever ideal for taking photos. But the challenge is always the fun part.

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Justin White a.k.a baby keanu Reeves(especially since he’s grown his hair out) Lead vocals

Justin White a.k.a baby keanu Reeves(especially since he’s grown his hair out) Lead vocals

It’s always difficult to get the drummer in a club, cause they’re usually at the back… in the total dark.

It’s always difficult to get the drummer in a club, cause they’re usually at the back… in the total dark.

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For the last couple photos I’ll just share a couple pics from the next day where we just sort of hung around before heading to the next city. We visited another coffee shop, Timeless coffee and the coffee and atmosphere were A-1!!! And of course a big thank you to both shops we visited while in Oakland For being cool with me taking a couple photos with my big camera while we were there. Nothing intrusive, but you’d be surprised how many places don’t like a photo being taken with a dslr.

Turnaways line up for the tour: L to R Zshawn(guitar) Justin(guitar/vocals) Saad(drums) and Sal(bass)

Turnaways line up for the tour: L to R Zshawn(guitar) Justin(guitar/vocals) Saad(drums) and Sal(bass)

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outside Timeless coffee

outside Timeless coffee

Loved the atmosphere inside Timeless

Loved the atmosphere inside Timeless

This was actually shot on a Fuji X100s I leased for the tour. Not bad!

This was actually shot on a Fuji X100s I leased for the tour. Not bad!

That will wrap up this post. And I hope you enjoyed the photos! I love to travel even if I don’t get many opportunities to do so. Looking forward to more travels in the future, and going to make a couple more posts from this tour. Mostly more music photos to come as well as stories. Stay well!

Stevie

Sometimes the people you meet happen through others. Stevie is a prime example of of someone you meet through others. At the time she lived in Austin which is a couple hours north of Houston which is also where my friend Haileybeth lives. It just so happened Hailey and I had not shot together in a while and she was coming to town and she told me she was coming with her friend Stevie. I had already wanted to shoot with Stevie prior to this but just could never seem to find time to try and set something up and make the trip to Austin.
Turned out to be great timing as Stevie was preparing to make a move to Los Angeles! Which she’s since done. So if you happen to be in Los Angeles look her up @sarahstevimusic and support her music as well!
Through Hailey and Stevie we had access to a pretty nice apartment near the 610 loop that had a very nice balcony and decor. This turned out to be a real blessing as it turned out to be a gross rainy day outside. But what else can you expect form Houston, Tx in November lol. But the clouds made for some great soft lighting for the shots on the balcony. So can’t complain too much. Hopefully I’ll get to make a trip to Los Angeles soon and link up with Stevie again soon.

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It’s always awesome meeting and shooting with new people! Especially when they’re as cool as Stevie! Seriously don’t forget to give her a follow and support her music! And until the next post, be well.

MoonchildRose pt.2

Continuing with at least one new post a week, I give you another look with the gorgeous Quyhn! We were fortunate to have the use of a kitchen with a lot of natural light. So she brought a white outfit that flowed perfectly with the setting. I’ve probably said it a thousand times but I am a huge fan of simplicity, so when she showed me the outfit I knew it was going to work out perfectly! And of course now Valentines day has come and gone, but this is only the second look of three that I’ll be sharing from our shoot. And I also had two other shoots leading up to Valentines Day. So with that said I hope you’re enjoying the content so far and I’m looking forward to creating even more content in the future!

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I can’t state enough just how much I love natural light. Of course there are times when you have to for lack of a better term create your light. But when it’s there… use it! And luckily where we shot had plenty of natural light coming in form big windows, and had bright cabinets and counter tops that bounced and reflected the light beautifully.

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This will conclude this set. But be on the look out for the third set coming soon! And follow me on IG @corychrry and Quyhn @_moonchildrose_
Be well and hope to hear some feedback as well. Don’t be a stranger.

Jae Stokes

One of the main reasons for the trip to Los Angeles was to create content and shoot a short video for a local Houston artist named Jae Stokes(IG: @jae_la_soul). He creates some of the best hip hop I've heard coming out of Houston in a while. As he sticks true to the roots of hip hop with his lyrics and delivery style. give his sound cloud a listen and peep some of the images we captured of him while in L.A.    
https://soundcloud.com/reupgangstokes

Chrry in Los Angeles

   Recently we got to take a trip/vacation to Los Angeles. We headed out west to shoot some content for a long time friend of ours and local hip hop artist by the name of Jae Stokes(IG: @jae_la_soul) And check out his sound cloud at www.soundcloud.com/reupgangstokes if you're into good hip hop and check out his mixtape.
   Of course no trip to L.A. would be complete without King Taco or Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, and a good dosage of the Pacific Ocean air. And as it just so happened we had the privilege of getting to bring along a Leica m240 as well as a Nikon D800. Though Most if not all of the photos on this post will be from either the Leica or an iPhone 7 plus, as the D800 was mainly on video duty(watch this site for when the music video is done and posted up!) Hope you can sit back and enjoy this small collection of photos from L.A. and surrounding areas.