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So the other day I got a tweet from this guy asking me for my mailing address and shoe size. He said that he was a rep for Adidas Originals and he heard that I was a taste-maker in Baltimore. Furthermore he said that Adidas Originals wanted to send me some free gear.

At first I thought this was some type of hoax. Growing up in Baltimore has conditioned me to think that anything free is associated with a scam. It turns out that they were legit and they are promoting a new line of sneakers called Court Attitude. I was in NYC for a DIY Artist talk when I got the tweets but when I got back to Baltimore a brand new pair of unreleased Adidas Originals awaited me at the door.

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This is my first time receiving anything for free. I didnt think these types of perks came with being a photographer.

They also invited me out to the Court Attitude launch party at Downtown Locker Room on E. Monument St.

The event was hosted and DJ’d by Jay Claxton. The music was pretty cool.
There were models at the event wearing Adidas shoes and gear. They had to freeze in the in the same pose for mad long. Not sure I could have done it.

List of complimentary things at the event.

Salmon Buffet dinner. – The fish tasted good.
Ciroc – I dont drink so I didnt take advantage of this.
2 Barbers – Yes, I got a haircut and shapeup while I was at the event. Told her not to touch the beard though…
Manicurists – Manicurists for the ladies. Some guys took advantage of this as well.

All in all it was a great experience. New thing on my to do list… Shoot a campaign for Adidas Originals  Gonna figure out how to make that happen.

All photos shot on my FujiFilm x100s.
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Going to see the Orioles play the NY Yankees today. A friend had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted to go. I have only been to a few baseball games in my life but every time I go it is exciting.

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The rivalry between these teams makes this experience that much better. I have never seen the Yankee dynasty play in real life. I don’t think I have ever been to a game of this magnitude. I think this game is the equivalent of the Ravens vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kevin hart would say that “it’s about to get real!” There are floods of Yankee fans walking through the streets. It looks like Baltimore is being invaded by some sort of toxic blue sludge bioweapon.grey The Ugly Hat.  When I stepped outside and I saw all of the Yankee Blue I went back in the house to change my clothes. I was in my usual attire, “all black everything” (A term made popular by Jay-Z and Lupe Fiasco) but something was missing. I remembered that I have an ugly Orioles hat that I never wore because it was ugly. I bought it when I was going to a roller skate event in another state. I wanted to rep my city so I bought the only Orioles snap-back cap I could find in Downtown Locker Room.

The hat isn’t so ugly to me now. The colors fill me with a sense of pride. I’m sure I will feel even more pride when I join the deluge of orange and black on the walk from my apartment to Camden yards.

 

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