Verdi’s Fallstaff – the Opera Campaign

Opening tomorrow night  – photographed for the campaign eleven months ago – Verdi and Shakespeare meet in this comic opera.  It was Verdi’s last opera and drew from Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor as well as Henry IV.  We all had a lot of fun in the making of these photographs – used for the … Read More

Philanthropy – Fashion and Entertainment: La Voix Magazine

LaVoix magazine is a thick glossy annual print magazine from the publishers of Poetic Couture. Driving global initiatives for social change and uniting creative thinkers in the Fashion and Entertainment Industry with a philanthropic purpose…. Creative Director Fioré approached me in December after seeing some of my Falling Water series and thought they would be perfect for a … Read More

Silver and Bronze in the One Eyeland awards 2013

Pleased to be awarded silver and bronze in the 2013 One Eyeland awards for Advertising/self-promos. One Eyeland features the best in creative commercial advertising photography from around the globe.

New Years Inspiration – latest tearsheet in Prevention mag

In the current issue of Prevention magazine: a pair of spreads to inspire everyone to seize the day and get out there!   Stephanie Allen was wonderful to hang out with that Halloween morning in Cayucos, just north of Morro Bay, CA.  At age 61 she picked up surfing a dozen years ago – fearful … Read More

Southern California Special Olympics

This weekend was the Fall Games of the Southern California Special Olympics. Started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1963, it was organized into the first Special Olympic Games in 1968. Changing lives through the power of sport, it’s truly inspiring to witness the determination, courage, camaraderie and joy expressed by the athletes.  The Special Olympics … Read More

Testing 1,2,3…skater project starts today

Stay tuned for the results in about a month, we’ll be shooting over the next 4 weeks…here’s a quick test shot, 20 minutes after sunset.  Looking forward to pushing some new boundaries…

SB Triathlon – young athletes

The Santa Barbara Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the USA, happened a few weeks ago and it was wonderful to see kids getting into it this year. Here are a few shots from the morning of swimming, cycling and running (click any to see larger).

Saturday night on the rim of the Lunar Crater

Nevada.  Middle of nowhere.  We stopped halfway between Tonopah and Ely, both little towns 60 miles away from us in opposite directions and nothing between except a missile test site, a brothel and empty road.  On the way back from the OR Show in Salt Lake, visits in Park City and days on the Bonneville … Read More

Backpacker Magazine Feature – record setting hiker

If a trail never leaves the pavement, is it still a trail? I spent a few days with record setting thru-hiker Liz Thomas in Los Angeles in early April – she was making a speedy hike of a 200 mile route that traverses many of the city’s highlights.  Liz hikes FAST. And light.  She holds the … Read More

Brooks Institute grad review – new talent

Brooks Institute is one of the top photography schools in the country. I’m fortunate to live in the same town and see the growing talent of some of the students. Last week I sat in on “grad reviews” of half a dozen students who were almost out the door; in fact this is the last … Read More

Ducati and Laguna Seca

MotoGP is the motorcycle world’s top race championship series, 18 races over 14 countries. This past Sunday the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix took place at the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track near Monterey, California.   Four weeks ago I went up and photographed on the track, returning back to SB where Ducati provided … Read More

New tear sheet – ABA Journal August issue

Just out – a portrait of attorney Sean Mason for the American Bar Association Journal.  Sean is recognized as a leader in the practice of integrative law, a holistic approach to finding work-life balance and positive experiences for all sides of the legal process.  Shot on Butterfly Beach in Montecito, CA.

Greater Palm Springs Tourism campaign – Behind the Scenes video

It was still relatively cool in Palm Springs a few months ago as my team assembled for a very fun shoot: an ad campaign for the Greater Palm Springs area. The thread running through the eight images was the concept of a mystery woman revealing scenes and experiences unfolding before her.  The campaign is out … Read More