Minted & West Elm Photography Contest

Posted in thoughts, What's new?

I am not a lawyer. But as a professional photographer I’ve signed and sent a few contracts, and I have a good understanding of how intellectual property (IP) is licensed and used. So, without further ado, this recent offer I received to participate in a contest is incredibly…suspect. (tldr: whenever you choose to send away […]

Photo LA 2015

There are many things that Los Angeles has in abundance, and one of those things are galleries. If you like looking at art, you will like Los Angeles. What Photo LA accomplishes is consolidating so many of the great galleries from around town (and even out of town) into one weekend event. They bring their […]

Camping with Friends (and Lizards)

Camping with Friends (and Lizards)

While enjoying a morning coffee next to the campfire with my good friends, I became acutely aware that we were being watched.  My head went on the swivel, and it became apparent that our time at the campsite was not welcomed.  To my left, a lizard was doing push-ups on a sun soaked rock – […]

(World Cup Spoiler) Brasil vs. Deutschland – Summed Up In 11 Seconds

Somethings just need to be shared, this is one of them (condolences to Brasil):

Behind the Scenes

Here’s a behind the scenes shot in the midst of an art shoot with Claudia Humburg:     Claudia is a professional mixed media artist and makeup stylist here in Los Angeles.  I’ve been wanting to collaborate with her on a shoot for some time  now, and I’m thrilled we had the chance to do […]

Beau Joie Champagne

Posted in shots, What's new?
Beau Joie Champagne

I’m a little late in sharing this image on the website, but these bottles are soo cool!!  From the same group who crafted the beautifully delicious Yacht Club Vodka, Beau Joie Champagne enters our studio to get the hero treatment.  These bottles are encased in an exquisite lattice-work of copper metal.  And equally impressive as […]

Snow’s A Go

Posted in adventures, What's new?
Snow’s A Go

Snow’s a go!  I know it’s been a little unfair lately with, you know, the rest of the country’s temperatures averaging somewhere between “not worth it” and “is this real life”, but I can hardly wait to get back to the snow.  Snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowshoveling:  bring it!!  And you best believe my sandals are coming […]

Quotes & Thoughts: 1

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi With the turn of the new year, I wanted to start a series on the blog sharing interesting quotes and thoughts. I […]

Safari Park Roar and Snore: For The Grown Ups Too

Safari Park Roar and Snore: For The Grown Ups Too

Growing up in San Diego, I was partly raised (jointly) thanks to the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, and-at the time-the Wild Animal Park.  Cut to today:  the Wild Animal Park is now named the Safari Park, and has undergone a huge renovation.  Remember that monorail tram that chased the outskirts of the wild animal reserve? […]

photo la and the daily surprise!

a few weeks ago I attended photo la, a great one-stop-shop for beautiful photography from a variety of photographers (check http://www.photola.com/).  among many other cool exhibitors, never have I been so excited to give my email address to a newsletter than that of the duncan miller gallery.  every morning at 9am sharp my inbox is adorned […]