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 […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
Before leaving L.A. we all went to see a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. That night, the Buena Vista Social Club and Goldfrapp were playing. I’m not a big fan of Goldfrapp but Buena Vista Social Club was amazing and I think any concert at the Hollywood Bowl is fun to go to.
My last post was color overload, so I will go ahead and make this post black and white. The POYi crew stopped by Venice Beach on Saturday and it is definitely one of the best people watching places I have ever visited.