Cliffhouse Ruins Sunset

My buddy J and I went over to Land’s End and the Cliffhouse Ruins here in San Francisco for some sunset shooting. It’s always more fun when you are out there with a friend. And we saw a pod of dolphins swim by, which is always a cool experience. I think this area has some of the best light I have ever found.

Flying Skulls at F8

I am incredibly lucky to have such amazingly talented friends. If we are going with cliched things, the one I truly believe is surround yourself with people smarter and more talented than yourself, and your own growth is nearly guaranteed. This Saturday a good friend of mine, who is one half of Flying Skulls, had a show at F8 here in San Francisco. I admittedly know little about electronic music, but there is a great divide to the laptop dj’s and then what these guys are doing, which is performing totally live. We work together, and I have watched him …

Cliff House Ruins

Yesterday my buddy J and I went on a little photo adventure to the ruins of the Cliff House here in San Francisco. It was nearly two years ago when we went and I shot most of the footage for the video I have up in my portfolio. Thankfully we were again witness to an amazing sunset, and we also spotted a pod of dolphin(s?). Unfortunately they were a little far out, but a fun sight no less. And for the first time I was smart enough to wear enough layers and not freeze. It’s only taken me 11 years …

San Francisco’s Fleet Week 2012

I love airplanes. Specifically the classic WWII planes, spitfires and mustangs and the like. I was never very good at building models but I bought them anyway, and have a giant scar on my thumb to remind me to never be trusted with an exacto knife. And somehow I have always managed to miss Fleet Week here in SF, but just barely. The Blue Angels would roar past our office, and I’d just catch a glimpse. Last year I rode down to the water, only to have the show get cancelled upon my arrival because of the fog. This year …

Old Man Gloom at Bottom of the Hill

Supergroups are interesting things. When a band is comprised of members from a few pretty big bands, getting time where they all can tour never seems to work out. Old Man Gloom is one of those bands I wrote off as just never being able to see live. With a short west coast tour, that all changed. Just a small hiccup where my car got broken into the night before at the American Nightmare show, and is now in the shop. I still managed to make it out there, and I am very glad I did. On record, they use …

Crane & Canopy Launch Party

Crane and Canopy is a new bedding and homegoods company, making high end bedding at very affordable prices by cutting out all the middlemen. They asked me to shoot their launch party here in SF, and it was a lot of fun. Bacon sliders, an awesome pug mascot, and the setting sun are more than I could ask for. And the bedding is all very cool too, we have ordered some sheets and given a comforter as a gift already. Check them out at craneandcanopy.com

75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge

This weekend was the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The city held a bunch of celebrations for it between concerts, art galleries, and movie showings. It is interesting to have grown up here in the Bay Area (North Bay specifically) and have the bridge be somewhat common before you realize how revered and special it truly is. Thankfully I feel like I have never taken it for granted, as it has always been awe-inspiring to me. As a kid, you are always excited to peak out the sunroof at it as you drive across, hoping the fog would …

Birthday Weekend

Last weekend it was my birthday, and I just spent it with friends and family. A bunch of us went bowling, and came back to my parents and just hung out. It had been stormy all week, and finally let up that evening, which led to some pretty amazing photo opportunities. I hadn’t gotten to shoot much lately so it was nice to get some pictures I was happy with. Colby and I were messing around with some long exposures, and it’s fun having someone to test out ridiculous shots. It also just helps to have talented friends. Ah, I forgot much …