Welcome to the M Palma Photo Blog

Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

On this blog, you'll find the daily inspirations, images and musings of my life.

I love photographing people, places, and anything else that catches my eye. I describe my style of photography as modern, fun, and energetic. So stay a while, check out my work, and get to know me better through my images and entries.

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Archive for 'Performances'

Happy Tuesday everyone! As always, thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog happenings. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you may recall that I’ve been battling a cough and cold for the past month, and yes, it STILL is with me (darned cold/cough!!!). But, I’m happy to say that I’m definitely on the road towards being a 100% and back to my “normal” self.  Also, this past Friday, October 14, was my younger brother J.J.’s 21st birthday – Happy birthday bro! Wow, 21. Where was I when I turned 21? Hmmm…

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to photograph one of my favorite subjects, theater. What I like about it is that everything is potentially unexpected, and I have to be on my toes to capture the important moments, just like with my wedding  photography. This time, I was asked to photograph rehearsal footage for Artists at Play, a new theater group created by some good friends of mine. Their production, “Ching Chong Chinaman”, is going up in November. So do check out their website for more info on this great play, with some great actors! Check out the photos!
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Although this looks posed, it really wasn’t. However, the characters in the play were
posing for a family photo in the realm of the story. I just happened to be there. 
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Needless to say, I think this is going to be a terrific production! It has a great group of actors, an impeccable production staff, and a solid story, so be sure to see it when it comes out. Click on the link for more info :)
Lastly, this past Saturday was Cold Tofu‘s monthly improv show at the Maryknoll Catholic Center in Little Tokyo. As a member of the group, I’ve taken numerous photos of the cast on and off stage in the past, and here are a few more behind the scenes stuff that goes on at a Cold Tofu show. Check it out!
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As always, thank you for stopping by. And should you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below. Have a great day!