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Moroccan Dreams

We stopped off at a friend’s house on our way out of Tahoe and as happens anytime I talk to people who travel the world, the conversation quickly turns to food. After agreeing on a paella party in a few weeks we ended hoping Morocco would stay peaceful long enough for a trip next year […]


MLV ON THE ROCKS

 “what is joy without sorrow? what is success without failure? what is a win without a loss? what is health without illness? you have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. there is always going to be suffering. it’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will […]


BEAT IT

  “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.” Khalil Gibran fellow artist… @jellyfishjonesphotos


NPCNORCAL :: BIKINI PRO

NPCNORCAL :: BIKINI PRO

The morning pre judging is over and the awards program starts at 5pm. This is one of the few shows in Northern California for the pro bikini class. Here is one of them that I am shooting tomorrow…


FURROCIOUS

FURROCIOUS

Independent model Heather Doss shot in downtown Oakland, CA  


FORGED FORTINO

FORGED FORTINO

I shot IFBB Pro Wendy Fortino in the alleys of Sacramento, CA    


Verde

Verde

“When the mind is still, tranquil, not seeking any answer or any solution, neither resisting nor avoiding – it is only then that there can be a regeneration, because then the mind is capable of perceiving what is true; and it is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” – Krishnamurti …a photo […]


PR

PR

During my recent visit to Puerto Rico a hurricane and resulting flash flood almost fully submerged my SUV. REALLY! The water came up to the window sill. But beside those two hours of sheer terror, I had a great time :)


Nicaragua

Nicaragua

My buddy Anthony Giordano is an accomplished television producer and an even better friend. Recently he invited me down to spend some time at his rental property in Nicaragua. In addition to some of the greatest surf beaches in the world, I think these photographs give a glimpse of this beautiful country and it’s people.


Miami’s South Beach

Miami's South Beach

A day in South Beach (Miami, FL)…


No TFP

No TFP

So I was recently asked on Facebook,

“(I really like your photography) but one thing I have always wondered? How do you make a living at this? …are they friends and relatives? I am only asking, because they seem so comfortable in front of the camera.”


Summertime

Summertime

As much as things change they seem to stay the same in the seaside town of Capitola and at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Image from last weekend’s photowalk with my Fujifilm X100S.


Unseeing

Unseeing

WALNUT CREEK PHOTOWALK: I can not UNSEE. I can not pretend to not see. So when I walk affluent areas my mind fills with the continuous thought of, “We have so much.”


Another X100s Fan Boy is Born

Another X100s Fan Boy is Born

Why I finally ordered my Fujifilm x100s this morning.


PHOTOWALK: Old School Berkeley

PHOTOWALK: Old School Berkeley

Sunday photo walk in Berkeley…


Guacamole

Guacamole

So I am in Trader Joes and every avocado is hard as a rock. I need 15 to make the guacamole for an afternoon pool party and I have yet to find a single one that is even close to being ripe. I let out a frustration sigh and a woman also searching says, “Guacamole? You could always use the pre-made”. To which I responded, “Never!” and continued hunting.


Telephoto Lens for iPhone from Olloclip

Telephoto Lens for iPhone from Olloclip

Pocket-Sized Solution Olloclip, the company that brought you the 3-in-1 iPhone lens attachment (macro, panoramic and fisheye), introduced its first telephoto lens for the iPhone 5 (as well as the 4 and 4S). The $99.99 clip-on also adds a polarizing lens (more on that later). Zoom attachments for the iPhone are not a new development, […]


NPC GOVERNORS CUP PHOTOS HERE!!!

NPC GOVERNORS CUP PHOTOS HERE!!!

My team is working on sorting and organizing the hundreds of images we took at the 2013 Spectrum Fitness NPC Governor’s Cup event in Sacramento, CA. For those who have pre-ordered, the link to the images will be posted here in less than 10 days and forwarded to you via email. For those looking to order images […]


Taylor Swift in Vanity Fair

Taylor Swift in Vanity Fair

I am a huge fan of #vanityfair. The writing and visuals are some of the best in the industry. However this month’s trite fashion ads, ho hum editorial photos and Swift editorial were underwhelming…


The Relationship

The Relationship

During my interview for an article on beauty lighting in next month’s issue of Popular Photography, the editor asked me for tips on positioning and equipment. I gave him an array of suggestions but the most important thing I told him was the relationship between the subject and I.


Lauren Monday Video

Lauren Monday Video

I first met Lauren when I booked her for a hair shoot. As she was leaving she asked me if I could help her create additional photos for her portfolio. Here is video and stills of what we came up with over the course of 4 months.


Jaymz Marez Session

Jaymz Marez Session

As stated in an earlier post, for this session we shot in the salon as we had 4 hair stylist and models and wanted to give the artists access to all their tools. Also I did not want to shuttle the subjects back and forth from location to salon.  I used a simple three light […]


BETH CRUZ SESSION

BETH CRUZ SESSION

It has been a while since I have photographed Elizabeth Cruz for a series of bikini images that were VERY well received. After texting back and forth the night before we decided to get together and shoot despite the weather.  Weather?  Well I am a location shooter and the overnight frost warning did not bode […]


Eileen Marie

Eileen Marie

For this session we shot in the salon as we had 4 hair stylist and models and wanted to give the artists access to all their tools. Also I did not want to shuttle the subjects back and forth from location to salon.  I used a simple three light setup of Profoto Acutes on the […]