Monday, November 10, 2008

On Nov. 7, 2008, to protest the passing of Proposition 8, thousands of people marched through the streets of San Francisco. The passing of Proposition 8, which has put a ban of same-sex marriages, has sparked numerous statewide protests.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dolores Street Soap Box Derby

Red Bull hosted a soap box derby Saturday October 18 on Dolores Street in SF. At one point, there were 100,000 people in Dolores Park. It was a good time, definetley worth seeing.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Castel Rock Soul Session

Got down to Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains today. It's such an epic place, masses of sandstone boulders scattered around the woods like they were dropped by a giant. On the beautiful fall days you can see all the way to the ocean when your in the Goat Rock overhang. At sunset we were by Castle Falls and I snapped a few frames of my buddies Hazen and Brucey free soloing the corner crack, a mellow 100 foot climb. These guys are the soulfulest heads I know, No Rope, No Gear, No One Watching.............Soul.

Bruce Kauffman pushing into the chimey at the top of the climb.

Chillin on top

Hazen focused, on point and flashing


The Heady Haze


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bluegrass in Golden Gate

The three day Bluegrass Festival took place in Golden Gate Park this weekend. On the final day of performance, while sitting with freinds enjoying the atmosphere, I couldn't help but be drawn to this beautiful beam of light stricking a women and her child. I live for those monents, so often I spend my days chasing light, eating, sleeping and breathing it. Its a breath of fresh air when it just pops up right in front of you.

Love Fest 2008

The Love Parade is a celebration of electronic music and love that takes place once a year in downtown SF. To view the multimedia visit:

Photo 4 Randos

2 imags from my photo 4 lighting class.

The Velvet Cantina in Mission District.

Portrait of San Francisco Cop.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Folsom Street Fair

The Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco is the worlds largest leather fetish fair in the world. Anything goes at the fair, really anything, only in SF this stuff goes down. I tried to refrain from shooting the numerous sex acts that take place along the streets and just looked for light late in the evening.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Engagement Photo: Edgewood Park

An engagement photo session with Stella and David. This is what I have been shooting these days. Since returning home I have photographed 5 weddings in the San Francisco area. I will start to use this blog for its intended use, as a journal of my photography. Different days, different frames, different stories to tell.

China Town

Autumn Moon Festival in Chain Town. About the only photo I have taken since being back in SF. Uhhhh...The system, shock and survival...Every time I come back I return minus a fraction... fractions of heart and soul...they remain in the scattered spots I passed through with the many friends I made along the way. About at the point of uplifting, stories are in the making back here and It's time now to edit my recent work and start seeing more.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Along for the ride...

I was fortunate enough to get to ride along with paramedics in Mexico City Saturday night. After waking up Saturday morning and getting the address for an ambulance station operating in the neighborhood where I'm residing, I took a short bus ride to check it out only to find the station to be a house with an elderly women living there. She said the station had moved but her son Carlos worked there. Two minutes later Carlos was on the phone explaining that most ambulances in Mexico City are private and operated by volunteers and there actually is no station. Many paramedics here buy ambulances and park them at their homes. He didn't own one himself but knew someone who did. After a few minutes Carlos simply said to come back at 7:00 and an ambulance would pick me up. At 7:15 that evening a doctor and a medical technician showed up and after a brief introduction we were off. They said to put on one of their jackets and to just say I work for them if a cop questions me on a scene. When we took off in the van for the first call...Flying full throttle past traffic with the sirens blasting as I bounced around the back......unforgettable.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Saint Death

Saint Death Mass in Tepito on July 1st.

Mercado Merced...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I spent this past week working with the ngo Project Luz teaching children from the community photography. It was an amazing experience to share the gift I love so much with such promising youth. It was a very busy week but I was able to make a few images when I was out with the kids roaming around the city with open eyes. Nothing too heavy, but here are a few singles fro my week. Today was the first day I had free since I arrived in Mexico City. It has been all work these past few weeks with the Foundry Workshop and then Project Luz. It was great getting to know so many great shooters and learn so much at the workshop and rewarding to see those kids big eyes light for photography up during project luz. Now it is time to fly free and do some work. I will be here in Mexico City for a while longer feeling out a project before heading down south to Oaxaca then onto Guatemala. When it rains it pours.....wet season in one of the most populated city's in the mexico city blues in my stomach from all this fried street food.

A family I came across while roaming the streets

Men play cards near the city's center

A girl holds her hand out to stop trafic as she crosses a street with her mother

A colorful scene from a market

A women dances in a city park