Dec 21, 2010

happy winter!

Winter solstice is here, and I'm buried in deadlines, post-production, estimates and lining things up for shoots in January and February.  Somehow I imagined that I'd have wrapped things up for the year by now, and I'd spend my days taking my dog to the beach, making fig jam, organizing my office and updating my portfolio. I can't wait to head to Colorado and then British Columbia in a few days to play in the snow, relax a bit and shoot some personal work. 2010 was fantastic- full of great assignments,  inspiring travels around the world and close to home, and collaborations with lots of  really talented, lovely people.  Over the last few years, the unpredictability of being a photographer and the stress that goes along with never knowing what is on the horizon has slowly transformed into a lifestyle that works really well for me and  makes me grateful to be a photographer.  I love telling stories- capturing a sense of place and the essence of a moment, and I am really fulfilled by the glimpses my camera affords me of people and places I would never know otherwise. Here's to a great 2011!

Aug 25, 2010

ahhh, baja....




















Here is a little glimpse of last week's shoot in Baja. Mmm...  Ceviche, churros, chile dusted mangos, micheladas and cafe con leche popsicles. Nothing like trading in fog and deadlines for warm water, amazing food, and spending everyday outside.

Aug 7, 2010

drinking on the job











































I've been on the road a ton lately, so it's nice to do some local shoots. Plus, my assignments for 7x7 often involve eating and drinking well. Here is the latest feature on some of San Francisco's best watering holes- Comstock Saloon was my favorite.

Jul 20, 2010

The Lost Coast

A few months back, I headed north to shoot one of my favorite spots in the world, the Lost Coast (a really remote, undeveloped part of Northern California).  Since then, I've been on the road most of the time, for assignments near (Big Sur and lots of projects in San Francisco and the Wine Country) and far (Colombia, Seattle, New York).  I fall in love easily with the places I go, and have dueling plans to move to New York and buy a farm on the California coast, but more than anywhere, I can't wait to go back to the Lost Coast.  I'll be posting some outtakes soon. In the meantime, I'm gearing up for trips to British Columbia, Baja and Colorado. This has been an especially arctic summer in San Francisco, and I've been thankful for all the opportunities to get out of dodge and leave the fog behind. 

Mar 31, 2010

at last- my new website is up!

So much for updating my blog all the time and launching my revamped website in January....Happily, these delays are mostly due to being busy shooting, globetrotting and setting up my new studio in Potrero Hill- I've got a lot of great projects going, including new cookbooks, and lots of food and travel work.  Up next is a trip Cartagena and the Pacific Coast of Colombia. In the meantime, here is a taste of some new images on my site: