Painted Palms

Not writing much about music ever, but felt compelled to share new music from SFs Painted Palms. I checked up on Butterfly Bones, a band that I enjoyed around SF, and found out that they have evolved into Painted Palms. Looks like they recently got some love from Kevin Barnes and just released a new EP out on Polyvinyl records. Their song "Click", which I dig a ton, is streaming at consequence of sound. Side note, if you ever visted me when I lived in SF, the EP album cover is a photo of my old back yard. It's a crazy small world. –Tim

PANACEA Book Release @ MUA, OAKLAND FEB 1st 2013

Happy to announce the release of PANACEA, a collaborative photography book, published by BIT BY ZEUS and Ladder to the Stars. The book features photos from 37 photographers and will be released Feb 1st 2013 @ Mua Oakland. PANACEA is printed color offset, 8.5″ x 11″ and will be limited to 100 copies. In addition, there will also be photo show hanging at MUA, featuring the photographers from the book. It'll be first friday: Oakland Art Murmur; Check out the art downtown, come say hi, grab a drink (and a book) and check out the show.

—Over the last year, I've been working with Elias Carlson, who runs awesome blog, Ladder to the Stars. Early on, we found that exploring nature was a common thread in our photography. We discussed our need to get outside and take photos, and we decided to make a publication about it.

We knew that we wanted to publish a collaborative book featuring photographers that we both respected and that shared this common theme. We worked on the idea of the "need" to get outdoors and found a definition that we felt summed up this idea; "PANACEA" which is defined as "a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases." The ring to it was nice, but the definition really hit home for us, as it summed up the feeling that we both had: Exploring nature as a cure.


—Also, want to say thank you to anyone who visits, supports, or submits to BIT BY ZEUS. for real. Running this photo zine/blog is a blast; sharing good photos, putting out projects when we can, and meeting great photographers along the way. In the New Year, we plan on keeping this little photo community going. I want to continue to put up more found photography, try to blog (use words), document events and things in the area, and also focus on publishing my and other's work. That's all, hope to see you on the 1st, It's gonna be a great night out.—Tim


house got robbed in Oakland yesterday and my cameras got wiped out. If anyone in the bay area/east bay spends time in pawn shops or on Craigslist please contact me if you see any of these items around. The more recognizable items: •black contax g2 •black contax g 35mm lens •black contax g 28 mm lens •black contax g 90 mm lens •black contax g TLA 200 •smoke contax T2 •canon 5d with 35mm lens •Lumix DMC-LC1 •neon green 54 'all-city' cross bike

Even though I enjoyed using these cameras a lot, they're just tools, things can be replaced. I'd just really like these guys to get theres. Also, I'm keeping the Men's socks and cheetos that they left behind. Thanks, Tim.