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Monday, September 20, 2010

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Canyoneering - San Antonio Falls, Part 1

Friday, September 17, 2010


Southern California is amazing... but there is very little fog. This is sad for a photographer. I want to go back to Carmel!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


This is a favorite photo of my most excellent friend Christine! The colors, the location, and composition of the shot all connote how awesome this hippy girl is... not to mention, she's a rad photographer!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Provo at Night!

Found this recently. Shot it over a year ago. I don't know how many nights I've wandered around Provo, Utah at night.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Pool

Friday, September 3, 2010


I love Monterey and the area around it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Alley way

Alley way in Peru... not quite sure what someone is trying to say with this...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Unhinged Available to Watch Online + an interview

Unhinged - My undergrad thesis film! Shot on super 35mm. Enjoy!


I am not usually a huge fan of these types of shots (crazy huge sun flares), but this one reminds me of the hot sun in Peru we felt one day exploring some ruins after a VERY long bus ride.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Meadow Valley Night Photography

I saw some of the most stunning shooting stars of my entire life while shooting with my Dad. This is my favorite image from the night. The old gas station in meadow valley is lit by the moon just barely over the mountains. I got really excited that water from the fields had made the street wet enough to reflect light from the sky. Quincy, California and the surrounding areas are really lucky to have such amazing views.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Night in the Plaza De Armas

I remember that the 11,200 high altitude in Cusco, Peru made me feel a little woozy. So before embarking on our trek to even higher grounds, we took a few days acclimatize a little bit. The time was great for taking photograph's on our adventures.   

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cusco Woman, Peru

Anyone who has been to Peru knows that its famous for selling fantastic Alpaca articles of clothing. If you buy in a reputable shop however, the prices are really quite high. "Thats because its not 100% baby alpaca," we were told. You ask any street vender though and they'll say what they sell is "100%." I, like Switzerland remain neutral and unsure. This woman is standing in front of a famous church in Cusco near the Plaza De Armas. Take a look at the grey stones that make up the foundations beneath the church. They are ancient Inca stones and said to be earthquake proof!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Channel Islands part 3

We went ocean kayaking around the cliffs Santa Cruz islands. There were beautiful views of Ana capa island as well as Dolphin's and jelly fish that came right up to us.  The whole experience made me want to invest in a water proof housing for my 5D. One day... Until then I'll be quite happy shooting landscapes on solid ground!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scary Bridge at Night

While shooting this photo, I got a very strong feeling that I was not alone. It was late and probably not the safest place to be. Right as I was leaving I realized that there was actually someone hiding out of view behind one of the mainly pillars my back was facing. I made a quick exit to say the least. Pepper spray is now always in my bag when shooting at night in the City!

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Suicide Bridge"

I don't get too many chances to shoot night photography in the city. I generally gravitate toward nature. But the very first time driving past "Suicide Bridge" I knew I wanted to shoot it late one night. I love design of the historic bridge near Pasadena. The flares in the bottom photo are a bit disconcerting, but I feel like the photo successfully conveys the scale of the bridge.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Channel Islands part 2

I shot the photo above of my friend Sam as he rested from the long hike across the island. There is only one dock on island. I believe that there is only one or two boats a day to the island. I loved the isolation and the opportunity to explore with my cameras! More to come!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Channel Islands

I recently spent some time in the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. Surprisingly it is one of the least visited national park in the USA. I loved photographing the landscapes of the island chain that has been nicknamed "the Galapagos of North America." Thats right! There are many species of animals that only exist there! Island Foxes and Spotted Skunks!