Journal

February 19, 2021

Yoga – Mind and Body Fitness

I was in discussion with a friend who has a yoga studio. She is struggling these days, as I am sure you can imagine....

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February 14, 2021

Forms and Figures.

I have been working on a series for a few years, where I juxtapose the human figure against architectural shapes and forms. Last week...

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February 1, 2021

Exercising The Eye

Years ago, I used to grab my camera and go out in the early mornings or late afternoons with a friend of mine, Ron...

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February 1, 2021

Retouching

I just completed doing a demo on retouching, using a shot I took a couple years ago. These days, it’s a requirement to be...

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January 19, 2021

Detention Center

Located about 6 miles south of Marysville, Ca, the Arboga Assembly Center Memorial was a WWll Japanese detention campsite. The original center opened on...

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January 8, 2021

St Joseph’s Church, Marysville

I shot these images in late November, in Marysville CA. Marysville is a small town, north of Sacramento, that I have fallen in love...

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November 30, 2020

Birds In Flight

I am really having a lot of fun playing with my new Mavic Mini drone these days. It’s so small and compact, hence easy...

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October 23, 2020

Delta Bridges

I plan to shoot more bridge shots because there are several around the SF Delta that are interesting. If you know of any, please...

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October 7, 2020

Carmel

It’s nice to just get away. Lucky for me, beautiful Carmel is less than a two hour drive away. And even though the recent...

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October 4, 2020

The SCU Lightning Complex Fire

This video shows just how devastating the recent California fires have been. It was shoot more than a month ago, about August 28th. With...

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September 25, 2020

Skip the People

I enjoy shooting people. But sometimes, when I am on location, I find other objects so interesting that I feel compelled to shoot them....

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September 13, 2020

Saturday in Pacific Grove Ca

Quick iphone shots from our day in Pacific Grove.  The smoke from all the fires was still in the air, mixed with fog and...

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September 2, 2020

Fremont Estuary via iphone

The quality of shots that can be captured by using the iphone never ceases to amaze me.  These images were shot this morning on...

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August 18, 2020

Graduation trip to Denver

When you are the parent of an autistic child, you get used to some unusual requests. While most parents of teens who are graduating...

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August 16, 2020

Yuba / Sutter Landscapes

I have been visiting a small town called Marysville for about a year and a half. It’s a wonderful area with good ol’ down...

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August 13, 2020

Arastadero Hills

Another beautiful morning walk, close to home.  Shot with an iphone.  

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August 13, 2020

Early Morning Tranquility at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Took the kids to Pigeon Point Lighthouse this morning. Before the tourist arrive. Beautiful area.    

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August 13, 2020

A Little Walk in the Hills

So lucky to live in an area with beautiful hill to walk in. Especially since our lives are limited as to where we can...

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August 13, 2020

Shoreline Golf Course, via iphone

Went for a bike ride to Shoreline Park this morning. Passing the gold course, I had to snap this shot of the lake.

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August 13, 2020

Autism Has it’s Own Path

Matthew gets into his own world. Sometimes I get a glimpse of it.

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September 26, 2019

FotoShoot Magazine

It’s been a while since a publication has produced a feature article on my work. So when  FotoShoot Magazine contacted me about a photo...

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July 3, 2017

Surfs UP

    Long time client and marketing guru Adrienne Parker has been an abundant supplier of fun advertising projects. Quite a few of the...

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March 9, 2017

Elevator update

It has been a while since I put in an update on some of the elevators we have visited over the last year.  From...

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March 1, 2017

ADDY Award 2017

The Silicon Valley Ad Club recent held the local ADDY Awards. This year I only made one submission, but was lucky enough to be...

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January 24, 2017

CocoaJeans

This Cocoa Jeans project was another opportunity to “Pay It Forward” and have some fun in the process. Working with the students at the...

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January 16, 2017

Riverbed Shoot

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk No that’s not Popeye. We were interjecting a little humor into some ads for technology firm, Riverbed. Most ads for technology...

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December 15, 2016

APA Photo Show

Every year the APA in San Francisco, ( American Photographic Artists), hosts a very special event where 6 well respected judges select 100 images...

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December 13, 2016

The SolTrackr

Having studios in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, it’s pretty typical to work with new start-up companies of all types. It’s always exciting...

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December 1, 2016

San Benito House

Yum. The tasty side of commercial shoots. Below are some images from a location project we shot at a flavorful Ale House in Half...

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October 28, 2016

Battling Micro Robots

Okay, these robots don’t really battle, but they are ultra cool! Micro robots are being developed and studied to learn how to program and...

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October 28, 2016

AdTaxi

Earlier this year I was approached by the good folks at BANG.. That’s: Bay Area News Group. BANG are the publishers of such noted...

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September 23, 2016

Editorial Portraits

Editorial projects of any type can be a fun experience because of the increased creative latitude. There is rarely an art director or designer...

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August 15, 2016

NetFlix Family Lifestyle

It’s kind of fun to show a little behind the scenes look of the location sets. There is a lot of effort put out,...

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July 21, 2016

Popular Science Cover

In all the years I have been shooting as a professional commercial and advertising photographer, and all the photographs that have made the covers...

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June 17, 2016

Loyal Army Fashion Shoot

  Finally I get to share some work where I had a great opportunity to give back to the educational community AND allowed me...

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June 1, 2016

sexy-virtual-victory

For this shoot where the talented designers at Web Enertia came up with a fun and unique branding concept for Virtual Instruments. No, they...

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April 29, 2016

3D Printed Car

There are exciting times in my career when I am given the incredible opportunity shoot exceptionally cool things. Like the first 3D printed car,...

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March 29, 2016

Netflix Behind The Scenes

Working with kids is always fun and exciting. It requires that I put myself in a much different place than when working with adult...

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March 4, 2016

Johnny 5 and SRI

One of the most enjoyable aspects being a commercial photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, is being given access to the inner sanctums...

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June 4, 2015

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

http://youtu.be/E7Hpo7K4kEE   Just one of the beautiful locations on the California coast that is a short day trip from where I live. Sure wish...

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March 20, 2015

New ADDY Award for 2015

    Thank you to the judges for the 2015 Silicon Valley Ad Club ADDY awards. One Gold which became an ADDY trophy winner....

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July 24, 2014

Testing the New Lytro Camera

As of 07/24/2014, I am now an official beta tester for the new pro-version Lytro illum camera This is a totally cool camera that...

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June 11, 2014

White Space

    When a friend asked me to give a talk at her book release, I was not quite sure what I could add. ...

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April 15, 2014

The NightFall Pixie

The day flows into the night. With the help of the NightFall Pixie

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November 19, 2013

What’s Behind Door Number 3

It doesn’t really matter. For the autistic elevator explorer there is no choice. The adventure will take him through each portal to examine the...

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November 13, 2013

Banister Walking

What is banister walking? Something I can’t do.  

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October 22, 2013

Elevator Art

A little different take on the elevator series. When a autistic child has a calling to fill his obsessive needs, you need to respond....

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October 16, 2013

PowerSkin Ads

XPAL had a fun use for this great Hyper Realism style.       Excitingly searching for more clients willing to take this bold...

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September 14, 2013

Bunkers, Bars and Barricades

On occasion the elevators we visit are not so inviting. Periodically the odor wafting forth will acknowledge a previous human presence. Some elevators appear...

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September 12, 2013

Legal Force Ads

This project was actually completed a while ago, but this is my first chance to show off the nice images we created for a...

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September 12, 2013

Tony Stewart – Waiheke Island Yacht Club

Another project from my New Zealand friends at Fairfax magazines.  http://www.fairfaxmagazines.co.nz/index.html A portrait of restaurateur Tony Stewart and his new place in San Francisco,...

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September 12, 2013

Catherine Mohr – Da Vinci Device

The Da Vinci Device.  A totally cool, futuristic robotic surgical machine.     I was contacted by Fairfax magazines out of New Zealand to...

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July 11, 2013

From Elevators to Escalators

  From elevators to escalators. It’s just how things progress. Actually it’s the competitive wishes and will of Adi, my younger son. After years...

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June 18, 2013

Successful Lighting Demo

Since working directly with Flolight, the video lighting manufacture, there have been some exciting and fun events taking place. Like the recent lighting demo...

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May 30, 2013

In – Out / Up – Down

More in the on going elevator series. The background story: Matthew is autistic. For some reason Matthew and many other kids and adults like...

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May 30, 2013

PayPal Quality Standards

    Sure it’s a basic commercial shot. But when a large, international company wants the simple to be produced with quality, efficiency and...

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May 23, 2013

Henkel Interior Diving Platform?

The Henkel Corporation is a huge, international company. They produce many well known brands. Such a enormous conglomerate would no doubt be filled with...

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May 15, 2013

Communicator Awards

  Three new awards from the Communicator Awards.  Nice new trophies too. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas...

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April 25, 2013

The Mystery Of Elevators Continues

From a hallway at Embarcadero 3 in San Francisco. . The series continues. Mainly because Matthew still needs to get his elevator fix on...

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April 16, 2013

ADDY Regional Update

__________________________________________________________________________________________     Here’s a little update. Just got word that two of the Local ADDY winners just went on to won Silver awards...

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April 10, 2013

ADDY Award Winners

  I am a bit behind on this, since the awards show was in early March, but it’s been a busy month. Two ADDY...

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March 22, 2013

Ronnie Lott is In The House

  Since I am known first and foremost as a people photographer, and my main studio is located in the heart of the SOMA...

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March 13, 2013

Elevator Licking – The New Craze?

Is Elevator Licking really the new craze? Of course not, that’s just gross. But unfortunately that’s what I caught my son doing on a...

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January 15, 2013

2012 Awards

1 – APA Something Personal 1 – Gold, 1 – Silver,  Davey Awards 3 – Platinum, 2 – Gold,   MarCom Awards   Yes, this...

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January 15, 2013

Last day of 2012 – Worst Day of 2012

  At least that was the case for my oldest son Matthew, who is hooked on elevators. We have traveled all around, and anyplace...

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December 18, 2012

APA Something Personal

Every year the San Francisco chapter of the American Photographic Artists, hosts a very larger juried photo show. In fact, it always ends up...

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December 5, 2012

Matthew is a Professional Model

He is actually a great actor, or at least I can say that he can really get into it. Pretty amazing for and autistic...

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December 2, 2012

New Valley Girl Production

I always enjoy working with The Valley Girl crew. The show is well thought out and the crew moves through the production quickly with...

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December 2, 2012

Yes, I do this every weekend

  It’s true. Although it may not be what you think. While I know it’s wise for a photographer to share his latest work,...

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September 20, 2012

Write up on the AMCP Blog

Hey, it’s always nice to get a little recognition. Especially when it is from one of the largest industry communities in the world The...

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July 8, 2012

Valley Girl

    The Valley Girl web show is totally fun. Great crew to work with. This was a week long shoot, filled with local...

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June 8, 2012

Koding

    Working with one of my favorite producers, Mike Kaney, on a caveman video for Koding.  I was just asked to direct because...

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May 8, 2012

Aerialist

    Got to shoot some great pick-up shots for the 4th Street Video today. Naomi Hummel worked extra hard for me on this...

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April 8, 2012

Austin Powers

    Some shoots are just more fun than others. It was great to have a very talented Austin Powers impersonator in the studio...

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April 8, 2012

Altec

    We had a great time shooting outdoor stills and video for Altec.  Being outdoors on a beautiful day really makes one appreciate...

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March 8, 2012

Natalie Hawkins

    Natalie is a wonderful pop signer. Loved having her in the studio.   I do enjoy shooting celebrities. Even more than that, I...

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March 8, 2012

Borax Video

    Out in Denver Colorado on a video shoot for Borax. Cool Lab for Rio Tinto. Check out that very intense camera operator. ...

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March 8, 2012

Family Break

    We are so lucky to live in California. I took the family on a trip to the coast to see the baby...

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February 8, 2012

Law Foundation

    The Law foundation is one of my favorite clients. Love helping out these good folk.  This video just shows a lighting and...

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February 8, 2012

Perfect Snack Food

    Finally found the perfect snack food. It never goes bad, insects will have nothing to do with it. And it tastes oh...

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January 8, 2012

Tely Video

    In the Sunnyvale Studio with Zooka shooting for Tely.  Always love shooting with Zooka because the energy is non-stop. It was a...

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December 8, 2011

SANTA

    Yes, that IS the REAL Santa. He comes to visit me every year before his trek. He is always looking for a...

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November 8, 2011

Tree Time Lapse

This is fun to look at. Nothing like the final video, but quick view of what we waited 4 hours in the cold to...

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November 8, 2011

U.S. White House Christmas Tree

  These are just snap shots from what has got to be one of the most unusual jobs I have ever received. I got...

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November 8, 2011

Yoga Silhouettes

I gotta tell you, this woman was amazing. Watching her makes me want to do yoga everyday. Just incredible what she can do. One...

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November 8, 2011

Video for 4th Street Studios

    I have got to learn to shoot more behind the scene shots, they are fun to look at. Directing a large crew...

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November 8, 2011

Full Day Time Lapse

    Actually spent all day, from early morning to late night, shooting a time lapse still series and video for Solar Reserve.  They...

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October 8, 2011

Roger Craig

  Always love to shoot celebrities. And I have been lucky enough to shoot quite a few. But for some strange reason, I was...

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September 8, 2011

Wingstop

  Really exciting campaign shoot for Wingstop.  Food and people shots all in one day. Which means we had a larger crew than normal....

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September 8, 2011

Bellermine

    Sometimes, it’s cool to take a very basic shoot and turn it into some fun. Bellarmine College Preparatory was founded in 1851,...

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September 8, 2011

VMWare

    Running a test for the video we are creating for VMWare. The model needs to look as though he is being pulled...

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August 8, 2011

Just Catering

    More tasty food project for Just Catering, a food prep and catering company. I have only shot a couple projects for this...

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April 8, 2011

Stock Shot

    I was working on a project for Mid-western company. We captured this classic people in the airport shot. I have to admit,...

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April 8, 2011

Fox Theater

      I don’t usually go on the shoots produced by the Affiliate studio – 4th Street Studios. But this was a special...

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March 8, 2011

School Anounncer

    OK, I have to share this. I was doing a favor for my sons school, shooting some images of the kids for...

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February 8, 2011

Custom Chrome PS work

    Taking a ride doing PS work on an old piece for Custom Chrome. They make cool, after market motorcycle parts. All chrome...

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February 8, 2011

Stock Shot with Adi

    I am so lucky to have great kids. We were just on a short trip to Grandma and Papas house. While walking...

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February 8, 2011

Coremetrics

    My friends at PureMatter are a great, fun group of people.  Shooting with them makes the entire day a fun experience. One...

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January 8, 2011

TOW Food Shots

    Always fun to shoot food. The best part, of course, is getting to eat the food.  The project for TOW allowed for...

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December 8, 2010

EverLoop

    How many kids can you fit into the studio for some still and video shots in two days? Quite a lot. We...

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August 8, 2010

Purex Crystals Video

    Got to work with the great guys at Zooka Creative to create a series of video’s for Purex. These video’s will be...

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