Category Archives: Photography

What I’ve Been Working On!

16th December 2013

juxOver the past couple of months, I’ve been traveling around and meeting up with some incredible artists as part of my job shooting for Juxtapoz magazine! Alex Pardee curated the current issue of Juxtapoz, and based it all around imagination. That made my job of shooting the portraits for this issue super exciting! We wanted these imaginative artists to be shown in a way that shows both them and the worlds that they create, in a unique way.

juxThe creativity, started as soon as you flipped the page to a table of contents!

I had the joy of shooting Tara McPherson, The Lonely Island, Scott CMatt Ritchie, Tim Shaffer, Wolvesmouth, and Alex Pardee! I was so excited to be able to see the photos I take in something that I could actually hold in my hands.

Heres a couple of pages of my photos, that are in the issue of Juxtapoz magazine, that is out right now!!!
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Remembering Outside Lands

18th August 2013

 Over the weekend, I fought the wind, fog, and rouge hackey sacks to shoot the music and art festival Outside Lands. I took lots of photos and heard lots of new music and tried the most expensive coffee! I was in charge of taking photos of the art that was curated by Juxtapoz and sprawled though out the festival, as well as centered on a triangular set of walls that had live painting going on every day.

 

 

Insta Grand Color Scheme

5th July 2013

Instagram Roundup

I struggle with the square format that Instagram wants their users to stick to. Basically, its what liquid eyeliner does for women and what salt does for foods. It crops many incredible photos into something that looks pretty ok, and it makes really crappy ones look pretty ok too.

What I do like about the formant is being able to use it to showcase something against a solid background. Its fun to have something to take a photo of, and look around my rather bland surroundings, in order to find any colorful thing to set it against.

Heres a couple of my favorite colorful photos that I’ve posted on Instagram, recently.

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Fostering Friends

3rd July 2013

I’m part of a pet rescue group that is dedicated to poodle adoption. Being part of the NorCal Poodle Rescue is something in my life that makes me really happy. I get to go up to the hills and play with them, feed them, and then know that they get placed with local people who are able to take care of them and rehabilitate them of whatever little quirks make them a little less perfect.
 A couple of months ago, a shy little black poodle mix was surrendered by someone who couldn’t take the fact that he barks at other dogs and men. His name is Charlie and he was so cute that he got swooped up almost immediately! But soon, the next woman had the same complaints about his barking and apparent boy hate, and brought him back.

I got to spend some time with him at a recent adoption event, and kind of fell in love. I took him on a couple of mini walks that day, and after some time and discipline and treats, he was able to bark less at dogs that came by. His adoption webpage says that he would do best with an older person, so that he doesn’t have to leave the house and be around those elements that scare him. But he’s only 18 months old and I feel like he just needs to be introduced to these things he barks at. So I  asked if he could stay with Alex and I, and partake in our life until someone adopts him.

 Now we’re foster friends of this adorable little pup! Having Charlie around has been great. We wake up at the crack of dawn and go for 3 mile walks around the lake full of other dogs that he barks at a little less each time. 

 It took Charlie less than 5 minutes to realize how rad Alex is, and now loves hanging out with him. He’s kind of a sissy looking pup, so Alex has been working extra hard to keep his tough guy edge, lately.

He’s picking up on tricks really fast, he walks really well on a leash, has never shown any sign that he wants to attack anything, keeps our house clean, and sleeps really well in his crate. His only problem seems to be that he’s just too damn cute for his own good, so everyone wants to come up and pet him, and he gets scared and barks.  I’ve been watching lots of Dog Whisper episodes, and applying my new dog behavior knowledge onto Charlie so that he can find a good home in the near future. In the mean time, we’re happy that the weather is nice enough to permit all of use to go out and eat together and take long refreshing walks.

*All images in this post were taken my new Samsung NX300 camera. Samsung asked me to participate in their Imagelogger project. So if you’d like to see more photos that I’ve been taking with my new camera, just follow the hashtag: #Imagelogger on my Instagram

Photo Hunt Results

9th April 2013

In preparation for my trip down from San Francisco to Los Angeles, for Wondercon, I asked my friends on Facebook to challenge me! I asked them to post a random word or term and have me try to interpret though a photo during my trip. Those who stumped me, I would send a post card to!

The entire trip was SO fun! I got to go to Medieval Times for my first time, we stopped all along interstate 101, I got to see otters in the wild, and Wondercon was full of amazing costumes! Although I have a pretty hefty amount of postcards to send out, heres a couple of photos I succeeded to get…as far as the stretch may be.

“crazy eyes”

“pickles”

“temptress”

“freak”

“roadkill”

I didn’t know what “OTP” meant, but I’m assuming it totally meant “one ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ picture”

“reflection”

“egotistical dolphin”

“success”

“man boobs” “MEGA Man boobs!”

“disturbed”

“trash can mermaid”; “Sealab 2021″

“creepy harbinger”/ “bildungsroman”…maybe

“wrong era”/ “skateboard”

“scary bunny”

“happily homeless”/ “bum a smoke”

“light painting”

“room service gone wrong” Our hotel room had a nicely finished hole in the wall for no reason. Its the closest to room service that we got, and I would say our room itself was pretty wrong.
“balloons”; “purple”“white pony”“magical (team) unicorn”

“hitch hike people”

On The Road by Jack “Kerouac”

“sea shells”

“beastality”

“dream team” Hill and Liam

“sweet and sour”; “wacky facial hair”

“sunny weather”

“cat vomit”

“geometry”

Thank you to everyone who participated in my silly little activity! It was a really fun way to push myself. Now I’ve got a weeks worth of postcards to send off.

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