Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
FlashBus 2011 – 1st half update
Meet the crew – This is my traveling family for 6 weeks
What a whirlwind tour we’ve been on…Left home on 03/08 and now it’s 03/26 and we have completed 13 of 29 cities. Don’t know how to exactly describe the experience, exciting, exhausting, invigorating, fun? Yep, all of the above. Started off in Seattle, then to Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Albuequerque, Dallas, Austin and Houston. Definitely had issues sleeping for the 1st few days, now, when I climb into my bunk & close the curtain (it’s sorta like sleeping in a MRI tube) I’m asleep in minutes, and have been waking feeling quite rested. My first vision every morning, when I pull the curtain is McNally who is across from me. I hear, “Good morning sunshine”. We do begin the day laughing… Usually we pull into the venue’s parking lot or the loading dock, and that’s where we wake up, what a view.. Joe, David & I make it to a hotel nearby for showers, then get back to help unload & get set up for the day. We’ve done 4 & 5 cities in a row, so it’s become habit.
One of the drawbacks of bussing it at night is that we rarely see any of the country that we’re crossing. Did have a day off on Coronado Island-San Diego (SD is a 12 out of 10-LOVE IT THERE) and Denver, where we feasted at Hapa Sushi (Run, don’t walk to Hapa if you’re in Denver). In LA we were treated to a home cooked meal at Eric & Jeff’s home, which was gorgeous, and dinner was phenomenal, and then in Dallas, customer/friend Dr. John Tebbett’s treated us to the steak dinners of steak dinners at Al Biernat's
I cannot end this post without mentioning Phil. Phil is our driver who is amazing, and funny, and oh so cool. Phil drives at night, sleeps all day, and puts up with us. Didn’t think I was getting off on the right foot with him in Seattle at out 1st stop, when I asked him if we could swing by Whole Foods. Phil’s response was, “This isn’t your fucking taxi, we’ll wait here, get a fucking cab” So, off I went… By the way, Phil’s gig before the FlashBus tour was driving on the Lady Gaga tour,, so yes, we are a vacation for him by comparison.
More to follow with pics
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tomorrow is a full run through rehearsal, and the first of 29 cities begins on Friday. If you haven't seen the schedule, take a look, and if you haven't signed up yet, there's still seats in a few select cities. Take a look: http://www.theflashbus.com
More pix and more tales from the road to come....Here's a few snapshots of downtown Seattle from this afternoon. Enjoy.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Not more than a few short months ago, Joe came to me and said, "What do you think of this idea?" He hadn't finished the sentence before I said, "Ummm we're in"
As of this morning, Flash Bus is LIVE
Can you imagine? Joe McNally & David Hobby on one bus, rolling around the country, teaching one day Flash workshops in 29 cities over 6 weeks? Say it ain't so, but it is...
Sign-up begins on 01/31, so check out the schedule, make your arrangements now, start coughing, tell your boss you feel sick...BE THERE...I will be
Follow TheFlashBus here on Twitter for constant updates!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
All Images Nikon D3S, Nikkor 200-400 AFS/VRII
All images (c) Jeffrey Snyder 2010
Comedy Central brought the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear" to the National Mall in DC yesterday, attracting upwards of 200,000 people. It was a great day, both shooting & weather wise. Read all about it here: http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/ The performances were great, and fun . Besides hosts Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, the performers included: John Legend, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Toddy, Mavis Staples, The O'Jays, & Tony Bennett...Not a bad line-up huh? Who woulda thought to see Ozzy Osbourne on stage with Yusak Islam (aka Cat Stevens) on stage together?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here we are in Maine for Moose Peterson's DLWS...Alarms at 5am, and in the cars by 545am to head out for the sunrise shoot. Lots of shooting going on, 35 participants, with instructors Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, Laurie Excell & Kevin Dobler. Awesome talent surrounds us all. Granted I'm here for support, as the go to guy from Adorama, but getting out to shoot every morning & late afternoon has been refreshing to say the least.