Archive for May, 2007

San Francisco @ Night

May 30, 2007

Wandering the streets at night from Union Park to Chinatown.

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My Muse & Her Shadow

May 30, 2007

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In the middle of nowhere

May 30, 2007

At least once a month Christi and I head to Yucca Valley and stay at the Desert View Hotel we have been going there for years, through the cheesy blue shag carpet and the gold furniture to the recently remodeled rooms. We wake up in the morning and either head into Joshua Tree National Park or head in a random direction and see what we discover. Like this photo, on a random dirt road there is an old outboard fishing boat and inside was this 3rd grade plastic chair, I liked the light… Also the really big news out there is we now have Japanese Food! The Sushi and Shasimi are excellent and Christi loves the Sushi chef he gave her huge portions of her favorite, Tako (octopus) check them out next time your in the Yucca Valley “Kimi Grill”.
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In the middle of nowhere II

May 30, 2007

In the middle of nowhere Christi and I always seem to find cool things to photograph.
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Mannequin Moms

May 30, 2007

Through a window of a closed San Francisco maternity clothes shop in the Union Park area.
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Peak Portraits

May 22, 2007

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Patty & Gymnastics

May 19, 2007

One of Christi’s 3 best friends daughter is a gymnast and I got asked to take photos at one of the regional meets. Her name is Patty and she is pretty good on the scale of competition that will never be in the Olympics or be professional (are there professional gymnasts?)But every time I have seen Patty compete she always takes a Gold or Silver in all of her events.
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Sports Art

May 19, 2007

Ok so the above photos represent my commission to photograph a sporting event. The truth about me and sports photography I make a terrible – no an atrocious sports photographer. I don’t pay attention, if you have ever been to a sporting event with me you know this, I will always be looking the wrong way, I know nothing about sports. Someone once bet me that I could not name 10 NFL teams, I was quite proud of my list until my friend Chad pointed out I named 2 baseball teams and a hockey team in my list. I played 4 years of football and I know exactly the same amount about football as I did going into it “nothing”. I played football because it seemed like the right thing to do. Also my freshman year I was 6 foot 185 lb. I went to Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead and between 1980 – 1984 there were not that many 6 foot 185 lb. people, besides my graduating class was 125 people so the odds were good that I would play.
Sports in my life are Road Cycling and Mountain Climbing, 10,000’s + miles on a bike, 100,000’s + feet in elevation gain wearing heavy packs, carrying ice axes on ice covered mountains in blizzards, hypothermia, bleeding etc. those are fun sports and besides they have the one crucial element I typically seek… solitude.

So that being said these photos are the type I normally take just telling the human story through their emotions and my solitude, silent lens.patty-gym-37.jpgpatty-gym-10.jpgpatty-gym-45.jpgpatty-gym-72.jpgpatty-gym-73.jpg
these last 2, could so be part of Napoleon Dynamite or Little Miss Sunshine

Desert Abandoned

May 11, 2007

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Life in China

May 11, 2007

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Everyday life in Xining China.