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Buoy 59

Buoy 59

The Monterey-based band swaggered through a set, swapping between punk and reggae in a jarring paradox reminiscent of the Bad Brains.


Coming Full circle

Coming Full circle

And it was then, with a symphony of seagulls, barking seals and the wharf creaking from the cars rolling overhead, that she started to dance.


Newspaper Work

Newspaper Work

There really is nothing quite like being a newspaper photographer with the wild variety of photographic situations you get thrown into!


Upcoming Photo Show

Upcoming Photo Show

Photos of mine will be part of an upcoming show which opens in Sand City, California Saturday June 19th.

Please come by and take a look if you are in the area. The last show opening in this space was a raging party!


fading light

fading light

The day’s fading light envelopes Heriberto Matias and classmates as they line up before Alisal High School Graduation


Quinceñera

Quinceñera

I shot a few portraits for a Quinceñera party in the Custom House Plaza area over the weekend.

The Custom House is California’s oldest government building, constructed in 1827 for the collection of duties (taxes) on all imported goods via ship into California during Mexican rule. The buildings in the area provide a feel of [...]


In the Fish Tank

In the Fish Tank

I was only able to sample as much as I could snarf down between snaps of my shutter.


Portrait Work

Portrait Work

They had all this cool stuff on their walls and I just wanted to include it in their portrait.


busy bee keeper

busy bee keeper

John Russo, a professional bee keeper is sharing his sweet and sticky craft with visitors


Actor Ruben Gonzalez

Actor Ruben Gonzalez

n these photos Gonzalez wears the costume of Daniel, the main character in his one man play “La Esquinita” The play debuts at the theater on April 15 and he is also co-starring in the upcoming Benjamin Bratt film “La Mission”.


Linda Brown, duck collector

Linda Brown, duck collector

“I don’t think it’ll ever end,” said Linda Brown about her toy duck collection.


Merry Trucksis’ and her GMC Acadia

Merry Trucksis’ and her GMC Acadia

Fortunately the clouds parted and we got some great light before things went grey again. The seagulls even worked with us!


Planet Ord

Planet Ord

I spent a few minutes in the rain last week with Enid Baxter Blader. She is an Assistant Professor of Digital Video at CSU-Monterey Bay and is working on a project documenting Fort Ord, the old Army base where the school is now located.


bass in the woods

bass in the woods

He was willing enough to let me get a photo of him with his bass in the woods outside his office.


The Traveler

The Traveler

I remember grabbing my things at the airport, seeing this guy and needing to take his picture.


Recent Portraits

Recent Portraits

The first two portraits are of Rahman Al-Kaabi juggling at a house where he has found refuge in Carmel, Calif. Al-Kaabi was an actor and a clown in Iraq with a troupe whose performances angered certain factions to the point that members of his group were murdered.
The third portrait is [...]


The Crush

The Crush

The Crush is on! I shot some stuff at River Run Winery and a few other small wineries. Will post some more soon. I love this time of year!


Change as the Constant

Change as the Constant

Some serious hang time has passed since I got the notion to put any new work up here. Over the past few months my work has been light to steady to heavy and I have shot a wild variety of things.

From a traditional Jewish wedding to a traditional Catholic wedding.
From skateboarders to shots of fresh [...]


Deirberg Winery

Deirberg Winery

I produced a group of slideshows showcasing the wines of the Dierberg Winery in Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, California.


Old Barn, Old Guy and Natural Light

Old Barn, Old Guy and Natural Light

Built in 1889, the barn housed the cows that produced the first batches of Monterey Jack cheese.


St. Patrick’s Day Glasses

St. Patrick’s Day Glasses

My life as a freelancer is evolving quickly and I am starting to develop work in new areas for myself. I will post more about that later for all you interested fans (all three of you) as things develop. For now I’m sending out my best wishes to those at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. I feel [...]


Moments

Moments

Over the past weekend I found myself with my camera looking for moments in two widely differing situations. I covered Salinas High Basketball team as Bellarmine Prep. hammered them to a 65-36 loss. The morning after that I was just looking to get something different of my friend and his son as they played [...]