Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happenstance Show

The Happenstance Show with over 30 San Diego Photographers donating prints to help support The Monarch School raised over $2K last Saturday. Thanks to the guys over at Subtext for putting on the show and to all the great photographers who donated their work!

Max enjoying a Candy Cane and some great art...

Frank doing his thing...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bio-IT World

I've shot number of jobs for Bio-IT World over the years. They've always been great to work with. Good ideas, great creativity, an always a lot of freedom to create great work. This was shot for the Nov/Dec '09 Cover. It was a fun collaborative effort from AD Mark's very cool idea. And to make it even better, the subject, Steve Philpott, is the CIO at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, one of my favorite clients here in San Diego.

Monday, November 30, 2009


I've been working with my friends over at Subtext Gallery to put together a great One Night Only photo auction and charity show this Saturday night, December 5th. The Auction will benefit The Monarch School. This is a not to be missed night of photography with just about every great San Diego photographer participating!!! Check out the details here. I hope to see you all there!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bovine Portraits

To culminate a great week of Blog Posts and in honor of Halloween (whatever that means) I present...

Bovine Portraits!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CA Roadtrip - Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

I toured the amazing Occidental Arts & Ecology Center recently. The constant rain and drizzle that day couldn't dampen the beauty and amazing energy of the grounds. 80 acres of the most amazing gardens, orchards and wild growth. The property has changed hands a number of times over the years, but in 1994, with long-term stewardship of this land in mind, Sowing Circle, the Sonoma Land Trust and the Warsh-Mott Legacy (the previous landowner) collaborated to author and endow an Organic Agricultural Easement to protect in perpetuity the organic gardens and orchards from any development or any use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
I learned just enough about Permaculture Design to pique my interest and leave me wanting more.

Michelle Vesser, OAEC’s Assistant Gardener and Production Manager, on her third stint here at the gardens.

Thanks again to Brock Dohlman, with the carrots, for hooking me up!

Muddy Onions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CA Roadtrip - Coleman Valley Road

Encounters (in this order) on Coleman Valley Road in Sonoma County...

Monday, October 26, 2009

7th Annual APA/SD Portfolio & Website Review

Shot this image for the 7th Annual APA/SD Portfolio & Website Review coming up on Saturday November 7th. It was great to team up again with super talented Mike and Steve at Savacool Secviar Brand Communications. Great work guys! The posters and E-Blasts look awesome!
For a list of the must see reviewers, more info, or to sign up for the review go to the APA/SD Website.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

CA Roadtrip Teaser

Just got back from a week on the road in CA. So many images to go through and addition to all the Portraits from the Bioneers Conference, which I'll have to scan...So here's the teaser image with much, much, more to come.

Dow Agro Science

Monday, October 5, 2009

Butterfly Wings

...found outside the front door of our studio....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cowboy Star

I just did a pro bono shoot for the local Chapter of the APA for our upcoming 7th Annual Portfolio Review. The concept from the guys over at Savacool Secviar called for a butcher shop and one of their clients is Cowboy Star, the hot new place downtown. And they just happen to have a butcher shop! Worked out great. Just wanted to say a big thanks to Jon at Cowboy Star for letting us us the place and Victor for standing in for us. And thanks to Kari Pheffer for assisting on the shoot.
Here's a few vignettes from the incredible interior of the Restaurant.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Late Summer Harvest

We planted a pomegranate tree in our back yard a couple of years ago. We've always gotten a couple of fruit off the tree. This year it went nuts! It looked like it was going to fall over it had so many. So after much procrastination, I finally picked the over ripe, splitting fruit last night and got the seeds out for juicing. Looks like we'll have fresh pomegranate juice for the foreseeable future. Tasty!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dragons FC

It's that time of year again - Soccer Season!
All the sweat and hard work in the heat of August is about to pay off!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2009 campaign for the vaunted Dragons FC.
If you haven't heard about them already, you will!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Frank - On the Trail

Frank got into his bike a lot this summer. Last summer it was the skateboard. This summer, the bike. We went on a few rides together. Not nearly enough. But the weather's still nice and the days are still longish. So I see some more bike rides on my horizon.

Frank - Portrait of a Biker

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Off the Beaten Path | Central CA

I love exploring Central CA.
Got off the beaten path a little bit on the recent camping trip.

Windmills | Lompoc

Amtrak | Jalama Beach

Tractor | Solvang

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another Tea in my Kitchen

Found these tea remnants on the stove recently.
Black & White Fungus are the only ingredients I recognize.
It's been making the rounds among our set recently.
I have resisted trying it - so far....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Heidi's Wedding

Heidi has been assisting me for about 3 years now. She's better today than the first time we worked together, which cannot be said for most Photo Assistants.
She's also a fantastic photographer in her own right. And I've taken a lot of joy in watching her build her Wedding and Portrait business over these 3 short years.
Check out her outstanding work:
Well, she got married a couple of weeks ago to a wonderful guy, Albert, at what has to have been one of the funnest and most picturesque weddings I've ever been to. Hands down, 2 of the best toasts, from the Bride's brother and the Groom's brother, I have ever heard at a wedding. 2 of the best!! At the same wedding!! From different families! I kid you not!!!
I shot a couple of wedding's early in my career and gave them up right away. I guess I'm just not wired to deal with shooting a wedding. But I do enjoy a good wedding and I like to bring a camera, just in case...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Camping with Boys

Just got back from a week of camping at El Capitan State Beach, Northwest of Santa Barbara.
I love these Boy images.
It was a good trip...relaxing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

NASSCO Launch of the USNS Matthew Perry

I've shot a lot of Maritime stuff over the years, but one thing I have never experienced is the Christening and Launching of a ship. As of yesterday I can check that one off the list. NASSCO launched the USNS Matthew Perry yesterday at it's shipyard. It was a much more formal event than I expected and extremely choreographed...down to the launch time of 6PM to take advantage of the highest tide. It wasn't what I expected, but then again, it was an extremely exciting 60 seconds. Like the Video guy next to me said as the ship hit the water, "Well, that never gets old!" And I can image not...