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Watch the new promo/flip-through video for my upcoming photobook on @emptystretch
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Yeah it is now. We sold out the book before we could even post the video to the publisher's site! 
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The images look like they are coming from someone who is still disconnected to the city. At least half of the people in the photographs in this video are characters who put themselves on public display everyday in the District, If you lived here long enough you'd know that. It's a good story from this "re-locate" but the visual content lacks sincerity and ultimately falls flat. He's got a long way to go to get beyond Sesame Street's "The People in Your Neighborhood" approach. However, it's a start.
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You can go to his site and read about all the people he's talked to, known or not known.  I met him at a party long ago and followed his work.  He puts in his time, Chris.
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Plus 1 for Converge!
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Ouch! Great, great video and music.
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I leave for Photokina in Cologne, Germany, today. The Leica Galerie exhibit I am part of is in Hall 1of Koelnmesse, if you are there please stop by to check out my show. I will also be part of a TweetChat with other Leica Galerie exhibiting photographers. Tweet using hashtag #LeicaChat to directly ask photographers your questions. They have a full line-up of guests with more photographers being announced soon. Here is the schedule:
Tuesday, Sept 16
Glen Craig 1–2PM CEST
Jamie Cullum (@jamiecullum) 5–6PM CEST
Wednesday, Sept 17
D-Nice (@djdnice) 1-2PM CEST
Thursday, Sept 18
Jürgen Schadeberg 1-2PM CEST
Thomas Hoepker 4-5PM CEST
Friday, Sept 19
Georges Yammine 1-2PM CEST
Gerd Ludwig (@gerdludwig) 3-4PM CEST
Saturday, Sept 20
Chris Suspect (@chris_suspect) 3-4PM CEST
Sunday, Sept 21
TBA
The live Twitter chats are part of Leica Camera’s widely varied program of events at Photokina. The photographers who will be answering your questions are featured in the Leica Galerie. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, from concert images and extremely personal artist portraits to reportage photography with exciting glimpses behind the scenes at concerts. In addition, the exhibition will also showcase the work of musicians who have embraced photography as a second passion. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions to these talented artists.

Remember, to join the hour-long chats include #LeicaChat in your tweet.

Follow along with Leica Camera on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/leica_camera
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014 there will be an opening reception for a photography show I am part of with the STRATA Collective under the theme “Faith” at the Leica Gallery on 9th and F Sts. NW, DC. Please save the date and come out to see some fantastic and interesting street photographs that conjure up the various meanings of faith. Other photographers include Matt Dunn, Hector Isaac, Bill Bramble, Steve Goldenberg, Joshua Yospyn and  Michael W. Hicks.

The above image is one I shot at Logan Circle in Washington, D.C., several years ago.

Press release follows:

Leica Store Washington DC Presents:
"Faith" by Strata Collective

Opening Reception is Saturday, August 9, 2014
6pm to 9pm
Leica Store DC
977 F street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone (+1) 202-787-5900

 We are pushed to questions as we step into the world through the complex eyes of Strata Collective. As observers of the street they cleverly draw us close to bubbles of constructed reality and we begin to glimpse the slight or might of the varied personal trusts we live amongst.

As both photographers and engaged citizens, the members of Strata Collective explore the notions

of faith and the things people hold onto in times of uncertainty, whether it be God, country, communities, resources, family, or ideas. We’ve seen these struggles play out in towns and cities across the country - human dramas that unfold in the street. It’s on the street that faith is proclaimed, tested, reinforced and abandoned, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing American landscape.

This collection represents both new and previously exhibited photographs by the Strata Collective, specially curated for this exhibition under the theme of “Faith”.

ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE-

Strata is a photography collective borne out of a shared passion for the still image. Its members seek to document the beauty, humor, mystery and absurdity in the quotidian. We are not interested in stock photography nor in images that are simply illustrative. Strata strives to create images that are hard to make and even harder to categorize. Pictures that raise more questions than answers and reflect an eclectic, diverse worldview.
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30 years ago I went to my first punk show in the DC area. It was Naked Raygun, TSOL, MIA and the Cereal Killers at WUST Hall (now the new 9:30 club location on 9th and V Sts.). Back then I didn't have a camera nor the balls to photograph the bands, punks and skinheads at these shows, but I remembered the energy, the fun and the danger that swirled like a tornado at these events. For the last four years, I've been shooting the current hardcore and punk scene in DC and Baltimore which has been making waves in our area and beyond, just look at how many people come out and travel for the yearly Damaged City festival. It's pretty amazing to bump into people from Brazil, Sweden, the UK, California, etc.

Now I have culminated some of my best photos into a book entitled Suspect Device. I chose the name because the camera is a device, I'm Chris Suspect and I do enjoy the Stiff Little Fingers reference. The goal of presenting these images is to recreate the same feelings, energy and chaos I felt as a fourteen-year-old at my first shows. This is not just about the bands, it's also about the kind of people who are attracted to this underground lifestyle.

I am fortunate enough to have Alec MacKaye write the forward for it. I asked Alec to do it because he's a great writer and also because he was there at the beginning when harDCore started. I thought it would be interesting to get his take on a scene that is now more than 30 years old and still going strong. He did a fantastic job!

The image in this post is the book's cover. It is published by Empty Stretch, a photo book company from DC which has been breaking lots of ground in the art photography world lately. The first run is 100 copies and we will be having a release party for it at Hill and Dale Records on June 21 which coincides with a Govinda Gallery show entitled East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 featuring a number of other photographers, including myself.

If you can't make the reception and are interested in getting Suspect Device I strongly encourage you to pre-order it from Empty Stretch. Here are the details:

"Suspect Device"
By Chris Suspect
68 pages, 8.5 x 11 in
Hand numbered in edition of 100
Forward by Alec MacKaye
$20 USD + S/H

PRE-ORDER (FIRST ORDERS SHIPPING JUNE 23): http://emptystretch.storenvy.com/products/7791675-suspect-device

BOOK LAUNCH (JUNE 21): 
https://www.facebook.com/events/295057294005162/
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+Julian Ortiz thanks Julian!
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Yeah Hector! Good job with this and good questions Eric.
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Anytime Chris! :D
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I will have two photographs up for auction at this year's SELECT 2014
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STRATA at the Miami Street Photography Festival #keepitweird #MSPF
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This is a small lunch time Sushi place with a limited menu. It is basically a no frills affair and there isn't many tables inside, maybe 5 or 6. They do offer some non-sushi items like bibimbap and pho. What this place makes up for in lack of amenitries is the quality of service. The sushi will often add additional items to the sushi combos, like salads or extra pieces, if you are a regular. They also offer free iced and hot green tea for while you wait for your order to be made. They do a brisk business, but they stop serving sushi at 3 (and often times run out by around 2:00 - 2:30. It's great for a quick lunchtime sushi fix for eating at your desk.
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A fine DC institution that has been around since the hey day of harDCore in the 80s. This really is a store built by the scene and run by it. In addition to all the great local and national punk and hardcore records they carry, they also sell clothing and have an assortment of zines. One of the best things though is that they will occasionally host shows for touring punk bands. The staff is pretty friendly, well as friendly as punk rockers can get, so don't expect a hug from them!
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This location is small. Basically it is one room. When you walk in you are there. There are no healthy snack counters, yoga clothes racks, etc. Just bare bones. In fact there really is no changing room, you have behind a curtain or the unisex bathroom that is small, so keep this in mind if you are going there and have to change clothes. What it lacks in amenities it makes up in attitude and quality of instruction. There are a ton of classes to choose from beginners to advanced and the staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Definitely good for a neighborhood yoga space and affordable as well.
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Embassy Camera is conveniently located in Dupont Circle and it is perhaps the last location in DC where you can get film developed in one day. I have had them process over 50 rolls of color film and they have always delivered on time. In fact, even when they say they have a backlog and it may take longer, it never has. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. They also take passport photos. Gear wise they could up their selection, but I primarily go there for film processing.
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This space has it all. 7 floors of it! Climbing wall, pool, free weights, machines, treadmills, ellipticals, basketball courts, running tracks, steam rooms, saunas, etc. You'd be hard-pressed not to find something that you'd enjoy. They also offer a wide variety of classes and if you are a member most of them are free from Abs Express to Zumba. I have found the staff to be courteous but not overwhelming friendly, which is normal for DC in general. However, the longer you go there the more likely you'll make real connections and friendships with other gym members and the staff. The one downside is that there is no jacuzzi! I guess you can't have everything.
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9:30 is a Washington institution that has grown from its punk beginnings as The Atlantis into one of the country's premier venues. As someone who has played there over the years, no other club treats bands better. The sound system is also state of the art and it pretty much sound awesome no matter where you are, even at the backbar they have baffled the walls so the sound doesn't bounce back. If you are a audiophile you will notice the difference immediately. Mostly mainstream and up and coming national acts play there now and it is quite varied musically from country to hip hop and speed metal. If I had a choice to see a band at any location I would choose 9:30 above all others.
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Pro Photo is a Washington institution. It has been in DC for as long as I can remember. They are now in a new location off of Penn Ave near GW. With the closing of all the Penn Cameras (and the bankruptcy of Calumet!) Washingtonians have few choices for photo stores. As a result repairs can take some time, however I would trust the people at Pro Photo with a repair over a mail order job any day, because I know the people there have decades of experience and can repair all kinds of digital and analogue models. In fact, they have a nice selection of lenses for analogue cameras. One downside is that they don't process film there. They send it out and as a result it takes awhile and it's more expensive. Still there is nobody else I would trust with fixing my gear more than them.
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