Archive for April, 2007

Wedding Voyeur

April 27, 2007

These images were shot from my hotel window in Xining China, once a few years ago I had to bring someone back down off a mountain because 11,000 feet and his heart did mix, mountain climbing to our remote destination was just not going happen for him. So I spent a odd 24 hours in a hotel while he recovered and we awaited a English speaking team doctor to return from an equally remote destination in the opposite direction. I captured 100 or so frames out the window and various still lives in the hotel room ie: ashtrays, tea cups, tv’s and etc. All in all a lot of boring things but a few images are worth showing.



April 27, 2007


Nextipac Mexico

April 19, 2007


Guayabitos Mexico

April 19, 2007


Arandas Mexico

April 19, 2007


dont take the Clash’s name in vain!

April 10, 2007

How many songs list these great bands as a central theme? Cash, The Clash,
Joe Strummer, The Pixies, The Sex Pistols and Crass

Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip “Thou Shalt always Kill”


April 7, 2007

Everyday I read the newspapers from 6 countries online as part of my morning coffee ritual. I read the accounts of atrocities, wars, hunger & suffering worldwide.
But yet recently I can not look at a U.S. paper, turn on a radio news program or have a conversation with someone without the topics of traffic nightmares (self imposed), Anna Nicole Smith (I am sure I am not Danilynn’s father!)
and now the horror of all horrors PET FOOD RECALLS!
What is our problem? Although Christi and I have no pets currently, my dogs and cat have eaten toilet paper, yarn, shoes, cellophane, plastic bottles, dead squirrels, rabbits, birds, assorted road kill, tires, a check for $175.87, a text book & homework (for real), vomit, the railing on our stairs and tons of POOP theirs and random surprises from others.
Americans spent $11,000,000,000 dollars on pet food last year, PetSmart reports its 3rd quarter 2006 earnings are up by 38.1 million.
Meanwhile back at the reality ranch in our own country we have 38 million people that are considered “Food Insecure” that is our fancy sterile word for going hungry in the 13 million families that earn less than $10,300 a year (that is a full-time job at the National Minimum Wage rate of $5.15 an hour).
World wide 854 million people are going hungry. Everyday 16,000 children will die of Hunger related causes. That is 1 dead kid every 5 seconds.
So the FDA reports “since” the announcement of the recall for pet food with tainted wheat gluten there have been 12,000 complaints; twice the normal yearly rate and 16 pet deaths “possibly” attributed to the chemical in the food and?

Bottom line, Jim’s statistical analysis comparison:
1 child dies from no food every 5 seconds
1 pet dies from bad food every 547.5 hours
All dogs will eat poop forever
854 million people will not eat shit today…

Life in Zeku Tibet

April 6, 2007


My Brother

April 4, 2007

This is my brother David a Police officer for Laguna Beach PD. David is a motorcycle officer as is evident from his “motor-wings” on his uniform sleeve. When I join David to photograph for an on-going project he saves me the hassle of riding on his handle bars and checks out a patrol car.

Imagery from a Patrol Unit

April 2, 2007