Introduction/30 Til 30!


And with that, I begin this blog… NOBODY BEATS THE LIZ! It’s a play on a Biz Markie song and the jingle of that old electronics store, The Wiz (which I found out is still existence online). I got the name for this blog via a Twitter suggestion by YC the Cynic, a young rapper from the Bronx who attended a spoken word event I recently organized (more on that later).

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a freelance photographer born and raised in New York City. I run a little diddy called EMA Photography…Over the past 18 months I’ve covered countless concerts, shows, events, red carpets, yada yada yada…I used to post all my photos on MySpace, but now that it’s not as popular, and I don’t have a site yet, I decided to finally put together this blog. Here, you’ll find photos from various events I’ve covered; I’ll also let you know about upcoming shows and events, great music by up and coming artists, and maybe a thing or two about what’s going on in my life. And the most important thing in my life right now is that I’m 30 days away from turning 30. Wow…To some people, 30 seems like the beginning of the end. To me, it signals the official debut of adulthood. I have a young heart, and although I welcome the milestone, with it comes the realization that I have to step up my game and be the best that I can be. So NOBODY BEATS THE LIZ may seem a bit cocky to you, but to me it’s a frame of mind and a constant reminder to be on my A-game. You’ll all understand it after you see me pop up all over the city and easily cover 2, 3, 4 or sometimes 5 events in one night. I’m EVERYWHERE! (That’s also the tag on my MySpace page.)

So…for this first month of existence, in addition to events, you’ll get a look into this very special time in my life, where I hope to get some things in order and prepare for the biggest celebration of my life thus far. Thank you for tuning in…If you like what you see, please let me know! If you have an event or show you would like to cover or promote, let me know! If you see someone you know in a photo, let them know! Just tell somebody, dammit. =P

Pardon the look of this blog, as I’ve JUST started and will no doubt have lot of tweaking to do before it becomes something presentable…

And with that, I say WELCOME!


P.S. Speaking of Biz Markie, he’ll be headlining the Rocksteady Crew 32nd Anniversary concert & food drive today in Newark, NJ. Peep the flyer below…I’ll definitely be in the building!

Rocksteady Crew "Rock Steady for Life" Concert & Food Drive

Rocksteady Crew "Rock Steady for Life" Concert & Food Drive

Clip of Biz Markie performing at Big Daddy Kane’s 20th anniversary show at BB Kings in NYC last year. You better believe I was there!

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