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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.