I did this assignment last fall for Sierra Magazine in a local East Bay redwood grove. The idea was to keep it dark to make the gear really pop. It wasn’t too hard in a redwood grove. Thank you Jessica Meskus for making it look amazing. Being a backpacker myself, I was interested in seeing the favorite gear of a guy who’s hiked 7900 miles of trails!
Photoville’s The FENCE
I’m honored that my plastic Throwaways series was picked to be part of The Fence exhibit, a multi-city show that features 85 photographers. It’s the perfect pandemic art show, photos are printed big on weatherproof material and exhibited on fences in 11 cities year round in North America. It doesn’t come to the Bay Area but you can see it in Atlanta, Seattle, New Orleans, Sarasota and Fargo right now. Other cities include Brooklyn, Calgary, Denver, Durham and Houston. I hope I’ll be able to see it when it’s safe to travel again. For more information check out the Photoville FENCE website.
I’m honored to be included in food photography art show opening this Friday October 2nd 4-9pm at 816 Folsom St that includes 19 top San Francisco food photographers. Chef and owner Peter Hemsley found me and picked some new work and old favorites for this show. The gallery is open to 10 people at a time, all the work is for sale and you can get a meal safely on their redwood planked terrace open Tues – Sat 5-9pm. Come see the show and have an amazing meal while your at it. Check out all the artist’s work here.
In August I did photography for Monster Pho’s new website. Check it out .Their food is fresh, delicious and very popular Vietnamese Street food and that’s not all. Since the pandemic Owner Tee Tran has been making 300-1000 meals a week for World Central Kitchen as well as giving away free Vietnamese coffee to health care workers and encouraging customers to donate PPE equipment by giving them 50% off their bill.
Come support this amazing business and get a really delicious meal too.
Wednesday September 9th the smoke from all the fires darkened the sky and blocked the sun in San Francisco. A sobering day unlike any I’ve ever experienced.
Ellyn Kail from Shutterstock Custom blog interviewed me for a story about using backgrounds for photography. My advice: don’t use something too generic. Get creative, use unexpected colors and find stuff on the street. Get more tips here. Below is one of my photos they used to illustrate the article.
Way back in February I did this Pride Shoot for Wayback Burgers. A lot has happened since then but we can still celebrate. Happy Pride! Stay safe.