hills of big sur with juniper ridge

Sometimes the stars align, and I receive an inquiry about an assignment that seems too good to be true.  Essentially,  the conversation goes like this: “Would you like to go to Big Sur and spend two days backpacking with some guys that distill men’s cologne out of the back of their van?”  My immediate thoughts – camping, Big Sur (my favorite spot in all of California), and guys who make stuff out their van –  sign me up!

I had an amazing time with Obi, Hall, and the rest of the Juniper team.  Not only were they laid back,  but they fed me and my assistant amazing meals.  Thanks to Catriona and Amy at MJ for the great opportunity and to everyone at Juniper for being so easy to work with.


I’ve gone ahead and created a gallery on my site – click here to check it out.


why did segway’s never make it

On a recent job in Minneapolis I spotted (and photographed) a peloton of Segway riders.  I was under the impression that they were an endangered species, as I only see them when the tough looking security at the airport mount them with their black helmets.  To my delight,  the Segway appears to making a rebirth, and it’s being fueled by tourists who love the gyroscopic feel. Long live the Segway.

On a similar transportation note,  I just watched the documentary ‘Gashole’.  The idea of my Subaru running on water thrills me.  If only I could build my own vapor engine.

Those are my deep thoughts for the day.

melodie knight and ivan + alyosha

one backyard, two sweet bands


Melodie Knight opened up for Ivan and Alyosha at a fun backyard gig.  She’s definitely got a great sound,  so be sure to check her out.


Tim Wilson


Ryan Carbary



This is Ivan and Alyosha, a Seattle band with a sweet sound.   To my NYC friends,  make sure to click on the link and check out their show schedule.  They’re headed East and you’ll want to check them out.



It’s been a long while since I’ve made a post.  I have lots of new work to share in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.  In the meantime,  enjoy your Spring.

twenty ten


lovebirds photographed from my bed  today

happy ‘010 everyone

i’ve been reading a lot of new years resolutions on the various blogs i follow,  and it’s left me wondering if i should draw up some descriptive plans for the new year and decade.  while i know i’ve got tons on my mind about things i want to get done and things i want to be,  simply put,  i just want to make more pictures that make me happy (like the birds).

i wish you all a great start to this new year.