Monday, December 27, 2010

Lobitos with a Lomo

I had 2 weeks...
2 rolls of fugi, a lomograph and my surfboard.
I headed search of the famous long left point-breaks
'the land was barren...the sea was rich'

self-portraits from paradise
lobitos, peru

...and before the flight...a few more
downtown lima.

...and my amiga dani's house

...and the view I woke up to everyday while living in lima


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Climbing in Tahoe

I was able to catch a few nice days late in the season up in Tahoe. Chilled out with my good buddy and AMGA certified climbing guide Jeremy. "Climb rocks...don't smoke them."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SF Celebrates After Giants Win World Series

Monday Nov.1,2010, the San Francisco Giants won the world series for the first time since the franchise relocated to the Bay Area in 1958. It was a magical moment for San Francisco. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from going to games with my father and grandfather. It was amazing to see all the torture come to an end. It brought pure joy to so many people. The streets of the city were filled an energy unlike ever before. As the evening and things escalated, the scene changed and some damage started getting done. This is my neighborhood your seeing in these photos. Right where I have been living the past few years in the mission district.

...and then came fire

Later in the evening I found out the van broken into and covered with graffiti belonged to the couple who owns the corner market. The are so lovely and have invested everything into immigrating and running their small store. When I was buying a beer last night, he was really shaken up and we spoke about the damage. As I was leaving he said, "Fuck America." It was too bad the shit couldn't have happened to better people.

go giants!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Giants win the pennant

Yesterday our own san francisco giants won the national league pennant. I'm not a fan of baseball but it was nice to see a home team win a big game. The second after wilson threw the last pitch, the streets on SF erupted. I could hear madness from my living room. I walked outside and down the street to 22nd and mission. People were estatic as they crowded street corners and rejoiced with passing traffic. I had a beer and then took a handful of photos. This one made me smile...

...this one made me curious. People were exploding with passion and camaraderie as they celebrated out on the streets. Firefighters sounded their sirens, everyone giving each other high-fives, giant fight songs being sung, beer slinging through the air and as I pull my camera to my eye I look up and see a lone person standing at their window and I begin to wonder what they are thinking and if they like baseball or if they too are lost in the fact that if these people were as passionate about important issues as they were baseball maybe the world wouldn't be so fucked

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

I went to a festival in a park and I sat in a circle. These are those who sat beside me.