Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Last Nite

Every week, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 photos and we post them here, and it’s called “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s installment:

Jamie’s got a new dance night at Elbo Room, also my favorite place to play pinball. I’m sure he could explain his DJ night a lot better but it’s music from the early 2000s. Back then I was shooting on a Canon Rebel 2000 and using Tri-X for black and white, AGFA Vista 200 for color. My teacher back then was a true film snob in the best sense, dismissing those stocks as pedestrian and value brands. When I can, I shoot a brand I think she’d appreciate, Fuji Pro 400H, which is what I’ve used here for Last Nite.

Thanks, Joshua! Looks like a killer party, Jamie! (Keep tabs on future editions here.) Ten more shots after the jump:

21 Responses to “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Last Nite”

  1. Old Mission Neighbor says:

    In many ways, the lifestyle promoted by hipsterdom is highly ritualized. Many of the party-goers who are subject to the photoblogger’s snapshots no doubt crawl out of bed the next afternoon and immediately re-experience the previous night’s debauchery. Red-eyed and bleary, they sit hunched over their laptops, wading through a sea of similarity to find their own (momentarily) thrilling instant of perfected hipster-ness.

    What they may or may not know is that “cool-hunters” will also be skulking the same sites, taking note of how they dress and what they consume. These marketers and party-promoters get paid to co-opt youth culture and then re-sell it back at a profit. In the end, hipsters are sold what they think they invent and are spoon-fed their pre-packaged cultural livelihood.

    Read on:

  2. flip burgus says:

    the is the best 13? wow, i think you may consider your worst 13 and see what happens. i am unable to appreciate any of these.

    is it just me?

  3. Grown says:

    These are pretty rough though. You’ve got red eyes and double chins everywhere. No framing at all. Even the pic of everyone looking down. How can you fuck that up? The rest are like cell phone pictures of a concert. I know my opinion means nothing because I’m not “showing my great photographs that are so much better” but come on. I think this all has been a joke and that’s why it’s called bad blood right? Talking about your snob teachers and stuff? It’s a JOKE!! Now I get it. Good show.

  4. dude says:

    the average drunk person with a camera on their phone is better able to frame a photo than josh. this is worse than usual, and usually it’s pretty fucking bad.

  5. dude says:

    “bad pictures of ugly people” – a photo essay on night life and the arts in the mission

  6. frown says:

    Yeah that’s what it looks like. A drunk person taking pictures at the bar with their cell phone. Bad Pictures at the bar. He even made his hot yellow haired friend cross eyed in that blurry group picture. These are so bad I really am starting to believe the project is actually to see how bad these can get and how hard people will hate on them. No one with a “true film snob” teacher (or photography teacher of any kind) would have looked at these and let anyone else see them.

  7. missing district says:

    These look like yelp pictures for a fremont karaoke bar. How did you make all these attractive young sf folks look so bad? These are your friends? Where was #4 taken, a christian mingle meetup in fresno? These people deserve better.

    • redeyerrywhere says:

      On behalf of myself and everyone else in these photos, let me just say this:

      Next time I’m thinking of letting my hair down after a long week, I’d appreciate it if there could be a sign at the bar that reads something like, “Everything you do could be subject to an amateur with a blog. Enjoy yourselves at your own risk.”

      • Alfred E. Newman says:


        ‘Cause there’s always gonna be that one guy who wouldn’t know how to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were stamped on the heel.