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I am a freelance photographer based in Houston, Texas. I currently shoot per assignment for Houston's Village Voice Media outlet, the Houston Press. I also shoot for SoundSpike, Clear Channel Media and more. For more of my work you can check out my blog.
I have always been enthusiastic about photography. I credit my brother for my interest in photography. He'd let me handle and shoot his 35mm film cameras. I shot 110's, disposable and automatic 35mm cameras until I got my first SLR when I was a teenager. I didn't shoot too much as I couldn't afford to develop film. My photography waned to the occasional vacation shots.
I started taking digital pictures in 1996 with a 640x480 Casio Digital Camera. My love for photography was reawakened and I gradually progressed to many better point and shoot cameras until 2007 when I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel XTi. I upgraded to a Canon 5D in 2008 and a 5D Mark II in 2009.
I have shot
Professional Skateboarding - Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party, Van's Warped Tour, The Oregon Trifecta, Rock The Cradle For Johnny Romano, Johnny Romano Skate Jam, Regional Amateur Tour, Kingpinz Summer Session, Galveston Bowl Bash, The Roundwall Rumble
Concerts - U2, KISS, Depeche Mode, Ozzy Osbourne, B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Dolly Parton, Slash, Rush, Iron Maiden, Heart, Smashing Pumpkins, Social Distortion, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Interpol, Die Antwoord, Justin Bieber, Clay Aiken, Pixies, Aaron Neville, Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Kid Rock, Rob Zombie, Anvil, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Def Leppard, Cinderella, The Mars Volta, Buddy Guy, Kenny Rogers, Better Than Ezra, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Psychedelic Furs, The National, Happy Mondays, Dethklok, Mastodon, Buckcherry, Bon Jovi, Puscifer, Nitzer Ebb, AFI, Bun B, Creed, Ted Nugent, Lucero, Staind, Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin, George Thorogood, George Clinton, The Lemonheads, The Go-Go's, Julian Casablancas, Nitzer Ebb, Beirut, Yeasayer, Exene Cervenka, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Steel Pulse, The Wailers and more
Music Festivals - Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, Houston International Festival, Free Press Summer Fest, Houston Press Best Fest
Corporate & Events - Houston Press Music Awards & Showcase, Whole Foods Market, Houston Symphony, Clear Channel, Boost Mobile, Annise Parker Inauguration Concert, Dr. Sketchy
Sports Events NBA, MLB, NFL, MLS, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Harlem Globetrotters
My cameras Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 400D, SD500, SD1100 IS, A40 and a Samsung Galaxy S Smart Phone.
24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
70-200mm f/2.8 L USM
300mm f/4.0 L USM
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
8mm f/3.5 Fisheye
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
Canon Speedlite 430EX
I hit 50,000 page views on 09/21/2007
I hit 70,000 page views in 07/2008
I hit 80,000 page views in 09/2008
I hit 90,000 page views in 01/2009
I hit 100,000 page views on 07/22/09
I hit 110,000 page views on 02/16/10
I hit 120,000 page views on 12/21/10
I hit 130,000 page views on 10/30/11
I hit 140,000 page views on 09/23/12
Thank you, I am honored but please don't award or invite me.
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- SPORTS ACTION 445,000 photos, 29,468 members
- Star Wars Fans United 40,767 photos, 3,777 members
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- I keep my Camera in a Lowepro Bag 3,060 photos, 241 members
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- Cambags.com - REVIEWS & PHOTOS OF CAMERA BAGS FOR DSLR CAMERAS 446 photos, 373 members
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- Houston Photographers (all types of photography) 11,909 photos, 429 members
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- Canon 70-200 f2.8 (non IS) 8,954 photos, 566 members
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"Groovehouse is a photographer, lover, fighter, fully formed from the head of Sweet Sweetback. He stands out as the dude most able to capture action, performance, or that perfect moment. A slab of steak to other photographer's McD's hamburger."
February 27th, 2011
"I am and will always be fortunate to call groovehouse friend...constantly in awe and amazed by the images I encounter upon each viewing of his photostream; whether it be skaters caught in mid-air action, everyday items that take on new meaning through his photographic poetry, or just the most appealing spread of foodstuffs...(Not to mention the sweet countenance of Ms. Reva's Caturday afternoon portraits!) there is a brilliant imagination at work, and through those eyes, conveyed through a lens, we are given access to the world of groove...and it is a good thing! Thanks alot, man...without your suggestion, I would not have found the pleasure and the newfound confidence to handle a camera myself. You're the tops, brother!"
March 26th, 2009
buckaroo kid says:
"I don't remember how I first stumbled across Groovehouse's photos, but they've counted among my favourites ever since.
He's also saved me a ton of air fares, as I now get to see all the bands and interesting quirky stuff that Houston has to offer without ever leaving my sofa.
I always look forward to your pics, GH, what a gent you are, and I'm proud to call you a pal!"
April 9th, 2007
"an upstanding gentleman.
hooray for groovehouse!"
May 24th, 2006
- Eric S.
- August 2005
- Houston, TX, USA
- I am:
- food trucker by day, photographer by night
- Groovehouse Photography