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When we heard about the benefit concert for a new documentary about domestic violence from our good friend, Stephanie Watanabe, we were ecstatic to join and help out. The bands Festizio, Johnny Hi-Fi and Lion Riding Horses. You may remember them from Asian Rock Fest ’09 and ’10, but the main reason why all three awesome bands were there was to support the up and coming documentary that’s still being made.

You can check out the video trailer below.

About the film:
Recovering Irma is a feature-length documentary film that crystallizes in the aftermath of domestic violence homicide as Sandra and her nephew Lorenzo embark upon a road trip from San Francisco to her parent’s hometown of El Paso.

RECOVERING IRMA :: The Journey Begins, Fundraising Trailer from Georgie Girl Pictures on Vimeo.

We heard great things about Cafe Du Nord, but the staff was super accommodating and the food wasnt’t bad as well.

Cafe Du Nord
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Enjoy the pictures that we captured. It was a difficult venue to shoot because of the lighting, but we are thankful for full frame power on the D700.

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We couldn’t be happier with the great turnout and all the support for a great cause. If you want to join the support please visit their website at Recovering Irma.

See you soon!
Wilson and Lelan

P.S. Dog pictures next!

We were invited to be official photographers at the Asian Rock Festival at the Rockit Room in San Francisco two Saturdays ago! (w00t!)

We had a killer time with full access to the venue. There were two bars, an entire staging band area upstairs, and TVs downstairs to catch the NBA Playoffs. We meet up with Jack Tung, Lions Riding Horses, (we heard of much, but never saw them play live) and United High and Johnny Hi Fi whom we shot at last year’s ARF at Slim’s.

Rockit Room
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118-2318
(415) 387-6343

At this event, one can order drinks, food, and listen to the 4 amazing bands play! In addition to that, located at Clement Street in San Francisco, with plenty of access to food, and desserts afterwords made it very very worthwhile!

We even had a chance to stage the bands in our own private photobooth session at the end of the festival.

2+ hours of great music, awesome venues and a fabulous turn out. What more can you ask for? Special thanks to Stephanie Watanabe and Johnny Hi-Fi for setting this all up! We hope to shoot again next year. For now, enjoy the pictures.

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The awesome Rock It Room venue in San Francisco.

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Kyle from United High DJying before the show starts

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Pre show interviews with Pacific Rim Video

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Jack Tung starting things off with his hypnotic sounds.

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Samie, Cliff and Reina of United High

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Lions riding Horses rocking the RockIt Room (pun totally intended!)

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Johnnie Hi Fi ending the night out with a bang!

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Our favorite artistic picture of the night!

Last, but not least, the photobooth pictures!

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We will see you next year at the Asian Rock Festival!

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P.S. If there is any dog fans out there, stay tuned. Our next blog post will be about Cola, our new puppy!

We had a chance to enjoy the wonderful celebrations during the Cinco De Mayo parade in San Jose earlier in May. It was filled with colors, low riders and our favorites, the horse and solider. According to wikipedia:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States.

It was awesome to shoot this event as we had full access to run around and shoot the spectators. Enjoy the pictures and let us know if there are other events to shoot around the bay!

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A woman stands proud holding the Mexico Flag

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A boy with riding his lowrider bike

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Jumping through the lasso rope!

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A group of people posing with their horses

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ROTC marching along.

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Low rider flexes it struts

P.S. We recently got a dog and will be posting pictures of her soon!