…and things were well again…

Trashcan, Ello (early demo)


Houser, Standing in a Meadow


Trashcan, Songs for a New America


Muted, Soft


Back to normal operations – Thank You for your patience 















This is a collection of photos I took from 2013 – 2014.

1 of 2 zines to be released in the coming weeks

52 pgs

13.3 x 21 cm

Full Color

80# Text Stock

Published/Designed by PALASTINE-USA

Printed in USA


(i’m really bad with product pictures)




The Rover


The new dystopian film from Dir. David Michôd is really gritty and manly! Some have unfairly dismissed the film as a Mad Max carbon copy but that is far from the truth. Yes the film has similar themes and location(Australia) but the story is quite different. I must say the casting was superb as was the acting, I might go out on a limb and say this has been some of  the greatest acting Guy Pearce has done since Memento. Robert Pattinson does quite well too in the film, different then much of his previous roles. Throughout the film Guy Pearce’s character is on a brutal search for his stolen car which leads him to meet Pattinson’s character. The details of why Pearce wants the car so bad is what keeps the story going throughout the runtime. Worth a watch for a nice lonely evening.








Palo Alto


I finally got around to seeing newcomer Dir. Gia Coppola’s debut film, which I had been following the development of since last year. Needless to say from the bts footage to the family name she dons from, I was quite excited for this film. After watching the film though I was left a little depressed and unfulfilled, throughout the entire run time of the film it sets up these very melodramatic characters & events that are just so un-relatable. The ending of the film is what really threw me off, so many things just left unanswered and leaves you feeling that the experience was incomplete. The film’s cinematography however is beautiful and dreamy, Gia was definitely taking some tips from her aunt. Overall its a great effort for a first film personally. 

Ayye I was featured on ARCADEMI!

(click the photo)


ok bool





posters coming soon!

best albums of 2014 so far… 


riff raff – neon icon


yumi zouma – ep

mathew lee cothran – failure II

tom vek – luck

sd laika – that’s harakiri

evian christ – waterfalls ep

tobacco – ultima II massage

freddie gibbs & madlib – piñata

“Yes! Ah, I was making a racecar movie [Quattro Noza / Streets of Legend] in Los Angeles one year, back in 2000, 2002, and  we befriended this Filipino race car gang, and we were going 140 miles an hour, uh…illegally, on the streets of LA and I was hanging out the window with the camera for like all these years and eventually I started shooting with like 14 cameras at a time. We would be able to shoot for an hour and have to change tapes, and I was in a Home Depot parking lot at like 11 o’clock at night and I heard this voice say, “Hey, amigo.”  

“I looked up and there’s this Hispanic guy. He’s like 5 feet tall, covered in sweat. He had a hat on that was dripping and the brim had fallen down in his face. His eyes were wide, and he’s dripping sweat and his shirt was sopping wet, this white shirt started turning yellow by the bottom and was kind of orange. And he lifted up his shirt and he had this knife wound, and it was festering and [things] were coming out. And he said, “can you help me?” And I say, “Yes, with everything I got.” and I gave him all my pocket change.

“I thought to myself, “Is that the kind of help this guy just asked me for, or did he need an ambulance or something?

At that moment, a voice interrupts as a hand grasps Mr. Cianfrance’s arm, “I’m sorry, we need to go inside.” The polite but firm statement came from an austere, black suited member of the PSI security detail assigned to the event, ushering the director on.

He condenses the rest, “So I went to look for him and he had disappeared. So, I wrote this…

…to remember to be responsible.”

-Derek Cianfrance


miss u publichd

film posters by Wolfgang Schmidt



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Happy April Fools’ Day!





“One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.” echos the words spoken by Mick Travis the anti-hero of this chaotic portrait of Britains’ boarding school. “if….” can almost be seen as an angry anti-establishment nonconformist handbook. Though this film is more than three decades old the themes are still just as important as they were when the film was originally released. Mick Travis the main protagonist, is assessed as a everyday man instead of per-say a normal character. We follow Travis and his two friends as they are abused physically and mentally till the point of snapping (which has to be one of the most bold climax of  a film I have ever watched).

The Seventh Continent


I recently watched Dir. Michael Haneke’s debut film, which really proves that Haneke has always been a perfectionist when it comes to the look of his films. This film has his signature formulaic camerawork, you can tell he takes a great deal of time on the composition of every shot. The story alone is a bit confusing and slow at times but overall the film comes together quite nice by the end. I ❤ it. 


Imagine just how nauseating this probably was for film goers in 1964. Godard is a genius.



So I recently did some photography work for my friends at Lucid FC

(Click the photo to go some website talking about it)



Battle of Algiers


The visual style of this film was so revolutionary[at the time] they had to put a disclaimer at the beginning stating that “not one feet” of newsreel was used. An awe-inspiring film in so many ways technical and acting.  Side-note there was only one professional actor hired for the entire film! 



Blue Is the Warmest Colour


One of my favorite films of 2013! Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche has this very beautiful way of directing which is letting the actresses breathe. Besides the amazingly humanistic script about love, the cinematography is what really grabbed me. The film comes in at a lengthy three hours which may scare some but I promise the film is so intriguing that you’ll wish it doesn’t end (or at least that is how I felt).