Aug 4, 2009

I Heart Japan

I recently spent a few weeks shooting and exploring Japan- the trip was full of amazing food, lovely people, crazy adventures,  and some perfect little islands with great surf. I  shot 2 assignments while I was there- those are still under wraps, but here are some outtakes. 

Apr 13, 2009

Costa Rica

I'm headed to Costa Rica in a few days, to shoot and meet up with my sister who lives in Colombia. Here are some outtakes from my last trip there, where I was shooting aerials for LightHawk, in partnership with some conservation groups who are looking at the impact of development on the ecosystem there.  I love working with LightHawk, and it doesn't hurt that their work occurs in some of my favorite places.

Mar 25, 2009

Chronicle Books Project

Last year I shot a design book for Chronicle with my good friends Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith of  The Curiosity Shoppe (a fantastic gallery and store here in SF). The book is finally out and it looks great (if I do say so myself).  Derek and Lauren are incredibly creative, inspiring DIY masters with amazing taste and lots of know how. We're throwing around some more book ideas and my fingers are crossed that I'll have the good fortune to collaborate with them again soon. 

Mar 16, 2009

Big In Japan

Here's a new spread I have in Blue magazine, which is a really beautifully designed surf/lifestyle mag from Japan. I hooked up with them a few years back when I was shooting surf pics in Australia. Last year I shot a 30 page spread for them on the surf/art scene in California.  I'll buy you a beer if you can translate the article for me.

Mar 11, 2009

Mar 1, 2009

Mike Shine's Shack

I photographed Mike Shine a few months back for ReadyMade. Aside from being an ad man at an agency I love- Butler, Shine and Stern-  Mike is a really talented artist who has created the dream getaway at his surf/art shack in Western Marin, full of what he calls "creepy driftwood art" inspired by Norse mythology, surf/skate culture and the 60's and 70's. He has a show opening this Thursday at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in SF, featuring an installation recreating Mike's place in Bolinas. Check it out.

Feb 23, 2009


ReadyMade's headquarters in Berkeley have closed up and operations are now based out of Des Moine. Hmm, its hard to imagine the magazine retaining its character without all the super talented, creative crew I've come to know. They were easily one of my favorite clients to work with. 

Here are some pics for a story I shot for ReadyMade in this month's issue about living large by staying in.  Cocktail masters Paul Clotier and Alana Jackson have a dreamy house, know how to make a mean drink, and they throw great parties. Which is good, because when I think about the state of the magazine industry these days, I need a few strong cocktails.