I spent last weekend on Catalina Island photographing the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. The 32-mile, open ocean race goes from Isthmus Harbor on Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier on the mainland. It is one of longest, and definitely one of the most challenging paddleboard races in the country (if not the world). It […]
If you ever have to sit in the Detroit Metro Airport, make sure you go down to the light tunnel that connects the two terminals… Psychedelic lights timed to music and everything…. I hung out there for a few minutes during a layover flying from Wisconsin back to Los Angeles.
Photographed a baptism in the ocean this weekend during a Christian outreach event in Oceanside. They had a “Get Baptized Now” tent set up on the beach for anyone who was willing to stop by and be baptized.
I found myself aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor last night while I was waiting to shoot a roller derby match at the arena next door. As the sun had just set, there was some really cool light so I ran around the various decks of the boat and tried to get some […]
If you need a reason to love America….
I got to photograph the Devil Pups camp this week as they jumped from a 35-foot diving platform. The Devil Pups program is a 10-day camp held on Marine Base Camp Pendleton and was created back in the 50’s to instill a sense of self-confidence and respect in kids aged 14 to 17 (The name […]
Fourth of July, or as I like to call it, a photojournalist holy day of obligation… I think I will probably be working every Fourth of July for the foreseeable future. I shot the Fourth of July fireworks at the San Clemente Pier and I realized that I took lots of silhouettes tonight. These are […]
Pretty self explanatory…
Chelsea and I went camping in Joshua Tree National Park this past weekend and went out for a nighttime photo excursion to try and light a Joshua Tree at night. This is lit entirely with 2 flashlights– one from Chelsea on the right side of the photo and one from me at the front of […]
Dream assignment — covering beer festivals and breweries. This is Left Coast Brewing Company in San Clemente, CA. The San Clemente Beer Festival helped raise money for welcome home programs for the Marines down the road at Camp Pendleton, which is never a bad thing either.
Last night, I got to attend a rehearsal for a performance known as the “Pageant of the Masters” in Laguna Beach. In a nutshell, the event uses live actors and life size sets to recreate classic artwork. It is billed as the event where “art comes to life” and it creates what they call “living […]
I am not sure I could adequately explain how I ended up in Gloria Fickling’s home yesterday evening but it was certainly random. Basically, we went to the Laguna Beach Art Crawl and Gloria was a friend of a friend. We got to know Gloria or “Glori” during the evening and Chelsea and I ended […]
I realized yesterday evening that nobody has ever photographed surfers OR the San Clemente Pier so I set out yesterday to be the first photographer to ever photograph a surfer walking down the beach in San Clemente. My result:
More photos from our drive out to California. We could have gone the shorter way through West Texas, New Mexico, etc, but we wanted to go through Colorado and Utah which made it a bit longer. In turn, we got to see Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah.
Superman on the Las Vegas Strip. One of many characters I saw that night (and definitely the most tame…)
While driving out to California for our internship in San Clemente this summer, Chelsea and I passed through Colorado via I-70 (which has to be one of the most beautiful stretches of interstate in this country…). I expected the scenic views. What I didn’t expect was how much snow was still around this late in […]
I had a freelance assignment Saturday night to photograph students as they arrived at the Mehlville High School’s senior prom. Oh, the high school memories…
I have finally completed my Master’s project, defended (passed!), and turned everything in to be bound into the final product that I turn into the J-School. So, that means I will be graduating with an M.A. in Photojournalism from Mizzou on May 13th. Below is the current edit from many months of work in Australia […]
I was fortunate enough to see August and Amanda get married this past weekend. These are a few shots I took while I attended their awesome wedding at Alpine Park north of Columbia, Mo. (With half of the photo-J program in attendance, I am sure it was a very well documented wedding…) Congrats guys! I […]
And a photo of my plane as it touched down at LAX…
Sadly, Western Australia is not the first place that comes to mind when people think about traveling to Australia. Instead, Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef seem to be the go-to destinations. Lonely little Western Australia–all the way on the west coast–just seems too far to travel for most. When we told people on […]
Yes, the blog has been a bit quiet in recent weeks. Many apologies to the millions of people who visit this blog each day. But, I have been busy working on the written portion of my master’s project which, needless to say, is much less fun than working on the photographic portion of the project. […]
As I have said before, wherever I travel, I usually see the worst weather that particular area has had in years. Everywhere I go, I am used to hearing locals say, “Yep, this is the worst _____ (Fill in bad weather here) we have had in over _____ years!” In today’s case, Laverton had its […]
I love shooting lightning. I love thunderstorms. In fact, there has been quite a lack of thunderstorms in Australia since I have been here and I have started to miss them. So, when I looked out my window this evening and saw the crazy light show going on outside, I ran up to the top […]