2011 has been an interesting year for this blog. The first couple of months of 2011 were devoted solely to commenting on events that happened in pop culture. Events like Charlie Sheen’s meltdown and the disappointment in MTV. Things changed slightly when I moved to Las Vegas in April. While making the transition from east coast to west coast had its challenges, it was interesting to make a cross-country trip to start a new life in one of the world’s most visited cities.
In the eight months I have lived here in Sin City, I have seen some amazing things from the iconic Las Vegas Strip to the incredible landscape that surrounds Vegas. From a photographer’s perspective, this part of the country has a wealth of subjects to capture in both still photography and video.
Moving to Las Vegas has also been interesting because I have been able to get close to celebrities and take their picture. Even though I was with the rest of the general public at the Billboard Music Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards, I managed to get some excellent pictures of some well-known celebrities.
In November, I was fortunate to attend two more events that were amazing. The first one was seeing Max Brooks, author of World War Z, speak at the Clark County Library. This guy is very interesting and hilarious. After his speech, he signed books and spoke to the fans in attendance. During my time with him, I got him to sign a couple of books, took my picture with him, and shamelessly gave him the address to this blog in the hopes he would read it and maybe tell some people about it.
The other highlight of November was attending my first press conference. I have to tell you it was an amazing experience to see my blog’s name on an official list of news organizations approved to attend. The press conference was to announce the partnership of fashion designer Marc Ecko and urban Latin/ reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel on a men’s apparel line called Los Lideres, which is based on the style of Wisin y Yandel.
What does 2012 hold for Pop Culture Redefined? Hopefully more coverage of some major pop culture events here in Las Vegas. Maybe some interviews with some well-known celebrities will happen for this blog. The one thing that is certain is that I am going to try to become more of a presence in the pop culture industry. It may not happen right away but it will happen eventually and during the journey to there, I am going to bring you some great articles on pop culture. Happy New Year to everyone.