drandallblythe 5.3.2016. Acid etched fleur-de-lis on my hotel window, New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans was absolutely incredible- I had such a good time over the last two days eating a ton of creole food, shooting photos, & visiting with old friends (some of whom I hadn't seen in 15 years). Expect some pretty awesome street photography shots over the next few days courtesy of NOLA. Thanks for rocking out tonight, New Orleans- the theater we played was so beautiful, too. Such a great time in a beautiful & truly one-of-a-kind city. Laissez les bon temps rouler!!!!! #leica #leicam #leicamp240 #madeinwetzlar #summilux50mm #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #neworleans 7min

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drandallblythe 5.2.2016. The Crescent City at dusk. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #madeinwetzlar #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #neworleans 1d
  •   cearagetsfit As a fellow photographer, I Love this shot. Can't wait to see y'all rock New Orleans tonight. 10h
  •   luther77grohman can't wait for the show tonight! love your photos so much to photograph here 10h
  •   tim.jurgens Excellent 5h
  •   elliespills It was such a great show tonight. So many people got to see you on the streets. And I'm glad you enjoy photographing our beautiful city. It was so nice to see you so clear eye'd, clear headed, and clear vocally tonight. Made the show so enjoyable. Good luck and Godspeed the rest of the tour to you and all the guys. @drandallblythe 20min

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drandallblythe I'll see you all in Hell or New Orleans/Wanna listen to the rain/Be a stranger on that train -D. Riggs. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicamp240 ##madeinwetzlar #summilux50mm #streetphotography #neworleans #thebigeasyaintallthateasy #damnimgladiquitdrinking 1d
  •   debbie.6 Such terrific dynamic :) 18h
  •   antdico25 Dax 16h
  •   jlfspeed I remember the first time we've talked you said you do some amateur photography you're just being modest. Amazing work brother! 15h
  •   jsomerville2015 Damn that's a great shot!!! 22min

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drandallblythe Another shot from today of @yelawolf & his dj @kleversworld tearing it up in Jacksonville. They were getting ignorant up there- great set in the hot Florida sun. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #madeinwetzlar #yelawolf #slumerican #shootingaliveshowmanualfocuswithafixedlensisraw #rockville 2d
  •   evloch I would love to see you guys when you come to Reading PA on the 8th but just don't have the money. Kids come first but in sure you'll put on a great show 2d
  •   bishopink Fuckin KILLED IT is more like it!!! I had heard many of his songs before on CD, but live.... SSHHIIIITTTTT!!!!! Proud to be a Slumerican!!! 13h

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drandallblythe This is what super-creepy legendary horror rock guitarists do backstage when they aren't busy sacrificing goats or whatever- they gently toss bean bags through the air. @john5official of @robzombieofficial going for three points in Florida. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #madeinwetzlar #zombie 2d

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drandallblythe @yelawolf howling & spraying beer all over the stage in Florida today. I love it- the beer will make the stage stickier for when I come up & do my superman jump-flying act across it in a bit & completely destroy this place- helps me with the landing when it's not slippery. Reminds me of when we used to pour two liters of Coke all over certain skate ramps so they wouldn't be so slick. Yela put on a good show in the hot Florida sun today- I like playing festivals because you get to share the stage with all different kinds of music. Good times. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #madeinwetzlar #yelawolf #slumerican #trunkmuzik #lovestory 3d

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drandallblythe "Hello, old friend." 4.28.2016. I went over the river to Manchester in RVA to shoot this, a giant mural of Dave Brockie painted by @bigafitch (RVA artist & musician Austin Fitch- his old band, King Sour, was amazing- they were the first band I ever interviewed for my fanzine back in the early 90's). It was strange & emotional to be standing there alone in the street in a light rain, staring up at a giant Dave, lording it up over the Southside & leering down at me with that lurid grin of his. I seriously could almost hear him laughing- anyone that knew Dave knows that laugh. Dave gets remembered as Oderus a lot; & yes, that's cool- Scumdogs will never die, Hail Oderus & all that GWAR bohab stuff, blah blah blah- but when I think about Dave I don't remember him that way at all, as a guy in a rubber monster costume onstage- that was just a part of Dave. I remember him as Dave Brockie the artist & human being, a wickedly funny man with a finely tuned sense of justice. I learned a lot from watching & talking w/Dave Brockie the human- I learned nothing from Oderus the rubber Space Alien (of course, all Oderus ever did was abuse me, hahaha). So Austin- man, THANKS for painting Dave the way you did, & remembering our friend so well- it wouldn't be same if he was in costume. You did a great job, I think you captured his character perfectly on that wall, & it honestly did me good to see him up there. Richmond was Dave's town, & he deserves to be remembered here, not just his alter-ego. #davebrockierip #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #madeinwetzlar #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux35mm #mancreatesartcreatesman 5d

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drandallblythe Some people collect stuff & display it on shelves in their homes; items like old coins, or antique china plates, or limited edition figurines. My friends collect, ahem, "other" sorts of things. Chillin' in Dracula's penthouse, 4.23.2016, Manhattan, NYC. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux50mm # #madeinwetzlar #headhuntingforfunandprofit #papuanewguinea #iwantyourskull 6d
  •   jandycea Cool 5d
  •   derekdmoney98 Randy, I'm currently reading your book right now and I'm absolutely loving it. I love all the interesting and intriguing detail in every chapter. Reading the book can only make me imagine what you went through and I'm so happy everything worked out. I hope you write more books in the future as I will certainly be reading them. You are my favourite vocalist of all-time and your music has got me through the toughest of times in my life. Lamb of God is my favourite band ever and always will be. I can't wait to see you guys again on your upcoming tour. You are my utmost inspiration. Thank you 5d
  •   kevinwilsonnyc Good ole' Vinny from Brooooklyn! 5d
  •   vincent_castiglia Haha, you're a funny motherfucker !! "Dracula's Penthouse" is its title, officially now ; ) @drandallblythe 5d

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drandallblythe 4.25.2016 "A tiny traveler waiting for her train." Union Station/Washington DC/USA/Planet Earth. # #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #madeinwetzlar #streetphotography #ridetheplanet 7d

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drandallblythe Hell-ooooooooooooo Brooooklyyyyyyyynnnnnnn!!!!! This guy was like a street photographer's dream- @kevinwilsonnyc, @alexskolnick, Tom B & myself were walking out of a restaurant in BK after doing some @unbuiltmag press & this guy was sitting at a sidewalk table. He saw me & Kevin's cameras & just immediately TURNED IT ON. "Hey! Make me famous! Make me a star!" he started yelling at us & mugging for the camera. "Ya know, they told me I should go to Hollywood," he said in a thick Brooklyn accent, "I said sure, the walk will do me good! Hahahaha" -BA-DUM-DING! He was freaking AMAZING- it was like having our own personal Rodney Dangerfield for a second. Plus, just look at that face, the hat, the suit, the outstretched arms- what a gem; one of those old-school Brooklyn characters from the neighborhood that I think are (sadly) a dying breed. His name was probably Paulie or Vinnie or Joe or something like that- it just HAD to be. Love it! Thanks for being so friendly & representing Brooklyn so well, kind sir. # #leicam #leicamp240 #MadeInWetzlar #streetphotography #summilux50mm #brooklyn #leicacamerausa #leica_camera 1w

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drandallblythe Speaking of @kevinwilsonnyc, check out this photo he took of me & @alexskolnick yesterday in Brooklyn. I don't normally post other people's work (or pictures of myself), but this one is just too good- we are the epitome of masculinity- you can just smell the machismo in the air. Can you imagine how horrifying it would be if Blythes & Skolnicks actually just started falling from the sky? #toofiercetohandle 1w

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drandallblythe My homie, @kevinwilsonnyc, lurking late night with me in Chinatown. Kevin runs @sacredgallerynyc, the place that held my photo exhibit last year, & he really helped me a lot learning how to put on a gallery show. He's also turned into a sick live band photographer & shoots (it seems like) every freaking show in NYC, so check his work out- it rules. I love this dude! #nyc #chinatown #leica #leica_camera #leicam #leicacamerausa #leicamp240 #MadeInWetzlar #summilux50mm #streetphotography 1w
  •   jaycassario cool shot 1w
  •   dh81 @drandallblythe I'll be seeing y'all in 2 weeks at the Carolina Rebellion!! Keep up the good work with the photography! You have a bright future after music. If your music career ever stops...which I hope it doesn't lol. 1w
  •   monstermcmuffin Every. Single. One. Of. Your. Shots. Is. On. Point! 1w
  •   evylwyllow I love that you have the whole composition in focus. You can see the street sign several feet behind . The look on his face as the light bounces off it. So still. 7d

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drandallblythe A river runs through it- looking from Brooklyn over to Manhattan. Impressive view of the city from this side of the river (but there is no way I would let my dog get anywhere near that water; no way, no how, haha). #leica #brooklyn #leica_camera #leicam #MadeInWetzlar #leicacamerausa #leicamp240 #summilux50mm 1w

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drandallblythe My pal @nergal69 spitting his venom tonight in NYC- I love the lens flare in this photo. Nerg, you are the Morning Star. Behemoth is only the second band I have shot w/the Leica- EHG being the first last week. I actually shot from the photo pit w/the Leica tonight- first time I've ever really done that, as I'm usually onstage. It was pretty exciting, as well as challenging- the Leica is manual focus only, w/a fixed lens- I'm still learning how to use it, but I got a few good ones tonight. Sorry I missed ya Nergal- had to leave before things got way too hectic (as they tend to do at metal shows). Y'all be sure to check out Nergal's book, "Confessions of a Heretic"- the introduction is by your's truly. #behemoth #bewithoutfear #leica #leicam #leicamp240 #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #MadeInWetzlar #nyc 1w

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drandallblythe There are several cities in the world that are great for street photography; Paris, Tokyo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Cape Town- all of these are marvelous places to shoot. But my favorite of all for street photography is the Big Apple, & my favorite time to shoot in New York is now- the spring. Love is in the air, & it's my first trip to NYC w/my Leica, so it's time to get down! Tonight I was in Times Square waiting on a friend to get off work & I caught this- a marriage proposal right in front of a Starbucks. Dude did it up right- got down on one knee, he had a nice ring, she said yes, she was freaking out & crying, people all around were cheering as they took a second to pause moving through their own lives & just be happy for someone else's happiness- it was just so nice to see. The world can be a cold & hard place (& so can New York, that's for sure), but sometimes if you are lucky & you keep your eyes open, you can witness a little magic. This photograph is of a 100% honest moment- I love that aspect of street photography. You can't create this kind of stuff in a studio, only capture it out in the world. Congrats to the lovely couple, whoever you are! Y'all put a smile on this Southerner's face tonight... #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #streetphotography #nycdrandallisinthehouseandididntcometoplaysoshowmewhatyougotbaby #congratstothelovelycouple #livelongandprosper 2w
  •   little.alva.dee So moving. Thank you @drandallblythe your posts are always emotional. I have concert tickets to see L.O.G. this may in Oakland and I can hardly wait to see you guys live in the flesh! Love and Peace Randy! 2w
  •   tigford I love these rare rays of sunlight in our otherwise world of assholes and disparity. 1w
  •   ktulukevin I appreciate your kind messages. It was a pleasure meeting you during those final few seconds of your Book Soup signing on Sunset... 1w
  •   danielbedford Nice moment captured - look forward to visiting NYC in July...will be taking just the 50mm with me. Back to my old days where I'd be forced to get creative having a fixed focal length 1w

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drandallblythe New York City! @alexskolnick, Tom B, & I are signing copies of the first issue of UNBUILT (@unbuiltmag ) hot off the presses, THIS Sunday night at Over the Eight in Brooklyn! 8:30-10PM... Limited to the first 100 (21 & over) people in line (note: if you're under 21 and come out to pick up a signed copy - we'll work hard to make this happen)... Buy a copy of UNBUILT at the door in order to attend ($9, cash only)... Max. 2 copies per person! Hope to see you there- if you can't make it, link to order the magazine is in my profile- very small press run, so get it while it lasts. Lots of my photography in there, as well as some writing. #unbuiltmag #unbuilt #alexskolnick #drandallblythe #tombejgrowicz #culture #lifestyle #magazine #brooklyn #williamsburg @overtheeight #printsnotdeaditsjustgoingunderground #qualityoverquantity 2w

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drandallblythe Ladies & gentlemen, the restroom is now open for your convenience. #leica #leicacamerausa #leica_camera #madeinwetzlar #leicamp240 #leicamptyp240 #summilux50mm #freetopeeatwill 2w
  •   nollie930 @drandallblythe such great photography. Thank you for sharing some of your other talents 2w
  •   krazyreizysmommy Just makes me think of Fallout 4. 2w
  •   rherzeleid For some reason while reading the caption, I heard you speaking similarly to when you introduced that Richmond, VA morning show host- "Back to you, _______." I swear I have a life haha. 2w

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drandallblythe The old man & the sea. This gentleman was by the water the other day with who I assumed were his grandsons- I couldn't understand what they were saying to each other, as I don't speak Spanish, but it was obvious from the way they spoke to him that they had a lot of respect for him- when he spoke, they listened attentively. It was great to see such deference to an elder from young people- I think this is something that is slowly disappearing today. Slow down and listen to your old people when they speak- they have REAL life stories, stories that came about from living their own lives; lives lived before the constant bludgeoning "entertainment" aspect of computers & smartphones & cable tv & idiotic "reality" shows crowded our brains with a constant stream of crap that has zero applicable use in real life. What can some reality tv show about a bunch of drunken baboons living in a rental McMansion teach you about how to navigate life? NOTHING. It blows my mind that these kind of things are so popular- there is no wisdom to be found there. It's cerebral pollution. However, old people can tell you a story that you can learn from, & it's wise to listen. The old man had a fantastic face & a sweet hat too- he looked pretty gangster in an old-school way. It was nice to watch him watch the sea. Respect, abuelo. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #leicamp240 #leicamptyp240 #summilux50mm #tellmeastorygrandpaandiwilllisten 2w

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drandallblythe This is gonna RULE. Look at those credits... #Repost @rob_fenn with @repostapp.
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And so it begins... @YouMeAndA63

Today is such a special day for me! I get to officially let you know what the hell ‘You, Me And A 63’ actually is. I am making a film with the iconic Billy Bob Thornton.

Sit back and let that crazy shit set in….. This film will not only star Marilyn (My 1963 Ford Thunderbird) and myself, but it will also be narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.

This film will show my journey down Historic Route 66 that has me cross paths with many of my musical influences along the way.

So many wonderful and talented people are involved in this film and have all been hand picked by myself. (Including the beautiful hitch hiker walking down the road outside of a little ghost town in Texas.) Another special part of this project is that it is written by Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Blythe, and myself. Imagine what will happen with those three creative minds are spewing all over a page!

There is so much to talk about on this, and that’s just what I’ll be doing right here!

We are doing something very special and new in film and I am extremely THANKFUL to have you be a part of it.

All the best,

Rob
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drandallblythe Ladies & gentlemen, the one & only @jimmybowerpower. Love this dude, & I love this camera for portraits so much- it's ridiculously sharp. #leica #leica_camera #leicacamerausa #madeinwetzlar #leicamptyp240 #leicamp240 #summilux50mm #allhailjimmybower #thepoweroftheriffcompelshim #EHG #southernnihilismfront 2w

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