"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts." Minor White

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

highschool fog

The fog was so thick tonight on my way to shoot basketball. I hate driving the two lane hwy 70 in the thick fog. I made it this time to east nicolaus high school and back alive and with a pic too.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Here are the results of that house fire a few weeks ago. I happened to be near it today on my way to a flipped car in a drainage ditch. I'm not the biggest fan of accident photos. You can see my attempt in the last photo. I hate invading peoples lives at these times. It's always makes me feel like a vulture.

driving and taking photos

Thursday, December 25, 2008

the weather

I bought rain boots. I also take a lot of pictures of my feet, but so does another photog that i know, Kristina Barker. It has been raining here and chilly as well for the past couple of days. so i was sent out to look for rain features, an when yr lookin for photos they are hard to find especially if there is nobody out carrying an umbrella. this postman photo was an alright success after about two hrs of unsuccessful attempts.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

punjabi women

I decided to take the Garden Hwy here in the Mid-Valley instead of my normal root and I passed these lovely Punjabi women in a walnut tree orchard picking greens. The women only spoke a little English. I need to learn some Punjabi.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

it's muddy here in the country

it's been rainy and kinda chilly here & this is the result lots of mud on yr shoes.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the biggest fire i've ever seen

Here's some spot news I shot last week for the Appeal-Democrat. This house in one of the real rural areas of Sutter County became engulfed in flames do to the fact that the fire department could not get enough water to the area in time. The story can be seen here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

reflection from the train

Monday, December 1, 2008

the kitchen

This is for Nathan.
Who I know will get a kick out of this.
The kitchen is not the same without you.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

the last kernal

Alas my days as a popcorn shoveler and glorified trash sweeper ended last week when I worked my last shift at the Bridge Theater. I love my little single screen movie house and who would have thought that I would miss the smell of popcorn.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The in between days

I have spent the last couple of days moving my life from SF and my house by the beach to Olivehurst for a photo-j job with the Appeal-Democrat. It's okay if you don't know where that is neither does googlemaps, my new house doesn't exist when you type in the address. It in the Cali valley north of Sacramento by about 40 mins and about 2 hrs from SF. I am trading in my last ten years of city life for country suburban living, cramped housing for open spaces and people who say "hello" when you pass by. To me this is strange. I've gone from five housemates to one and a dog named Jager.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

The emotion of the possibility of change

I covered the election for the Palo Alto Weekly. I was assigned to shoot the 14 district's Obama party. Wow what can I say. I feel real blessed to have had this opportunity to be part of such a historic election. The emotions of the room just overwhelmed me as everywhere I turned people were cheering and crying like this women from East Palo Alto, Cassandra Julian( first 3 pics) who was just so overcome with emotion. What a beautiful experience and something I will never forget.