Est. 1941

Somewhere, UT • Truck Stop: Desert

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Date: 06-28-13
Location: Somewhere, Utah.
Photographs & Words by: Luis Valdizon

Traveling through the Utah Desert, we came across a truck stop. The views we took in were majestic and awe-inspiring. I got my camera out and started documenting right away. Something about shooting at this particular location was nearly perfect. David's carefree outfit, the cinematic nature and a much-needed break from driving all resulted in the impromptu photo shoot you see above. We're just a bunch of guys in the middle of nowhere chasing their dreams with an inextinguishable fire under their bellies and desert as far as our eyes could see.

My approach to photographing David has always been to capture him in the most candid way possible, because the David I know exists beyond the media that's out there. These photos are a direct reminder of the perspective I have of him, the perspective I wish everyone could see. He works harder than anyone I know and makes it look easy. Most of the time, it feels like he doesn't have a care in the world, but that doesn't mean the countless hours he spends cultivating his career don't go unnoticed. He's always on his phone working on music, marketing or interacting with fans, and there's nothing and no one that can stop him from doing so. He's a born and bred American hustler.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Date: 12-18-13
Location: U.S.A.
Film by: Luis Valdizon
Words by: David Morris

In case you missed the first episode (watch it below), New Frontiers is my mini-docu-series that gives my fans an insight into my life and travels. Today, we bring you episode two.

Over the past six months, I have done nearly 60 shows and traveled across the U.S. three times. Luckily, I made the journeys with close friends and was able to document a great deal of it. In this episode, filmed during our summer "Young, Loved, Hated & Broke" Tour, DJ Etrayn and I embark on adventure that involves a $1,000 bet to camp out at Backyard heavy metal festival with no tent or blanket.

Stay tuned for future episodes, where we take you along for the ride during "The Party With Your Friends Tour" alongside Hoodie Allen, Mod Sun and OCD: Moosh & Twist.

Watch New Frontiers Season 01 Episode 01 below.

Gaslight Coffee Roasters • Chicago, IL

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Date: 08-16-13
Location: 385 N Milwaukee Ave
Words & Photographs by: Luis Valdizon

In our everlasting search for the best stores, eateries, coffee shops, brands, attractions, etc., during our travels, we look for the mainstays in every town we visit. We look for the places that not only belong in their surroundings, but enhance them. Case in point: Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Chicago, IL. Their location on the corner of an intersection in the bustling Logan Square fits perfectly with the artisanal urban aesthetic of the shop. Their staff is well-known to be experts at what they do, and they deliver their services in an unpretentious, yet beautiful environment. We stopped in on a cold October day and ordered some warm drinks and muffins. We've visited a lot of cafes on tour this year, but from the quality of service and hospitality to the baked goods and drinks, Gaslight is hands-down one of the most superb in the country.