Looks Can be Deceiving
Sonoma, California. 2018.
This is not a pleasant morning dew. This is midday smoke and haze from the recent California fires that were 150 miles away.
Captured from Glacier Point before a morning hike. Yosemite National Park. October 2018.
Looking up from the corner of Notre Dame Ave and West Santa Clara Ave, San Jose.
Empire State Building
Captured on a stormy summer night from the 18th floor of the Hotel Langham. I carefully hung my camera out of a slit in the window to get this shot.
Quetzalcoatl Ceremony, at the Willow Glen Community Center in San Jose.
High Desert Clouds #1
Sometimes you just have to stop the car. Somewhere west of Mojave, California, while driving to Joshua Tree.
High Desert Clouds #2
Another “cloud moment” captured somewhere west of Mojave, California, while driving to Joshua Tree.
Lunar Eclipse of 2018
Captured from my backyard in Northern California.
Wrought Iron Shadows
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Near the Fat Pilgrim store in Sonoma, California.
Board and Sky
Harley Farms in Pescadero, California.
My dog, reluctantly posing for a portrait. I was inspired by animal portrait photographers like Brad Wilson, and of course Joel Satore of Nat Geo. They make it look so easy. This was shot on a black seemless with one octabox. I could barely get my own pet into the right position, let alone a wild animal!
Looking Up in San Diego #1
Looking Up in San Diego #2
Captured at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon (the lodge in the movie The Shining).
In the Financial District of San Francisco.
Time Capsule Silhouette
I exposed this photograph while traveling through Switzerland in 1985. The film sat undeveloped for 32 years. I just recently brought it back to life.
Between projects, some of which come together with forethought, and some of which evolve over time, I am continually churning — shooting, processing, organizing, pondering, anguishing, editing, anguishing some more, repeat…
Here is some of that churn. A few of these photos might end up in projects. Others will remain as singletons. The most recent work is at the top.