The world’s oldest-living trees sit in California’s Inyo National Forest in an area of the White Mountains known as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Core samples taken from some of the Bristlecone Pines in this area have determined some trees are more than 5,000 years old despite a relatively small size for their age. Enduring […]
A few months ago, I was hired by Porsche to shoot their traveling experiential marketing tour known as the Porsche World Roadshow. Participants in this event get to take some of Porsche’s best vehicles out on a professional track at speeds you would normally never be able to hit on normal roads (at least legally). […]
This past spring, I was lucky enough to get an assignment from The Weather Channel to shoot a story about the rise in bee theft up in Bakersfield, California (approximately 2 hours north of Los Angeles). Unbeknownst to me, each spring, one of the largest honeybee pollination events in the entire world occurs in Bakersfield […]
During a few free days that I had between my old and new job, I headed out to the desert around Palm Springs, Calif. with friend and fellow photographer Stuart Palley. Our only goal was to get out of Los Angeles, have a bit of an adventure and take lots of photos. We spent the […]
Reza Baluchi attempted to be the first person in history to “run” the 28 miles from the California mainland to Catalina Island… As in run across water inside a giant bubble he custom designed. To train, he lived in Death Valley for two years and ran an average of 30 miles per day in the […]
Last Sunday was the first time I have ever shot any sort of serious motorsport race and I quickly realized that motorsports photography is a whole different beast. I spent the day shooting the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which is one of the stops on the IndyCar circuit. It takes place on a […]
When I said in my last blog post that photographing Endeavour’s fly over of Los Angeles was one of the coolest assignments ever, I take it back. This was the coolest assignment ever and probably one of the most unique things I will ever photograph. I started following it as it rolled off of LAX […]
Last weekend, all 10 lanes of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles shut down for construction work for the second time in a little more than a year. This 10-mile stretch of highway is one of the nation’s busiest with an average 250,000 cars passing through it each day. So, when […]
I was very lucky to witness history last Friday as Space Shuttle Endeavour, strapped to the back of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, performed low-altitude fly overs of L.A. landmarks before finally landing at LAX. It was the last time the world would ever seen a NASA space shuttle in any form of flight. […]
Had a busy week of travel in July and it seems like I also took a lot of reflection photos. The first photo was taken while transiting through Detroit Metro Airport’s McNamara Terminal and the second during a rain storm at Times Square in New York City.
Had a very fun freelance assignment a couple of weeks ago photographing a professor and student from Georgia’s Agnes Scott College doing research out at Catalina Island. It was my first time scuba diving in California and it was beautiful. Thanks Agnes Scott for the opportunity!
When I first heard of the Hermosa Beach Ironman, I thought it was going to be an actual Ironman (You know, the one where you swim a few miles, run a marathon, then bike over 100 miles). Well, turns out, the Hermosa Beach Ironman — held every Fourth of July for more than 30 years […]
A couple of weekends ago, I drove up north to Sequoia National Park for an overnight camping trip. The trip also happened to coincide with the huge full moon that weekend. As I read it, it was the closest the moon had been to the earth in a while. I believe it — you could […]
I will say this– I was in no way excited to go and photograph the local city council election night in Culver City. The assignment just screamed boring photos to me. However, cynicism be damned, I actually had a lot of fun shooting it. I realized that the completely open and unfiltered access I had […]
Last weekend, I was hired to photograph my first marathon and spent most of the day at the finish line of the LA Marathon along Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica. It was windy as hell but thankfully it didn’t pour down rain as was originally forecast. With over 20,000 people running the race, there were […]
I haven’t had much time to take pictures lately with the new job, but I do always carry my iPhone around and have been taking a lot of photos with it recently. This is one from a hike we did today in Solstice Canyon in Malibu. Perfect day for a hike.
I figured with all my photos posted across the internet on various newspaper websites and my personal blog, some images are going to be stolen every now and then. It is almost a given. Today, a friend posted on Facebook a link to a little program called “Src Img”. It is a search program that […]
Owned by the City of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a nice (and cheap) alternative to the more expensive Long Beach Aquarium across the harbor. I didn’t even know it existed until this weekend and had some fun exploring it. Photographers love aquariums… lots of color and lots of fun ways to photograph. […]
A few shots from a ride through Catalina Island’s interior with the Catalina Conservancy. While the town of Avalon on Catalina is well visited, the island’s interior is much less accessible. Either you have to hike through fairly rugged terrain, pay a nice little sum for a tour, or you have to know somebody that […]
Chelsea and I spent our New Years Eve camping in Death Valley National Park. For a place that is known for its extreme heat, we experienced the opposite — extreme cold. I was planning for temps in the 30’s, but it ended up dropping down to 14 degrees where we were camping. Much too cold […]
A couple of photos I have been meaning to post from our trip up to Big Sur at the end of October… Oh, did I mention I got engaged to Chelsea that weekend? Yeah, it was a pretty good weekend…
Nah… just a very cool snow machine that was set up during a holiday event in Redondo Beach. The kids didn’t seem to mind the fake snow though:
I had a cool assignment to photograph the historic Lady Washington tall ship last week as she transited from Redondo Beach down to Long Beach. Standing at 67 feet long, the wooden vessel is a replica of the original Lady Washington, which was built as a merchant ship in the late 1700’s and was the […]
I wasn’t too excited to shoot trick-or-treating last Monday night, but when I got to the street I was assigned to, I was blown away. I have never seen a street go so crazy for Halloween. As one homeowner said, “We don’t decorate for Christmas, so we put all of our efforts into Halloween.” People […]