Published: SNAP Magazine

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– Clips of my published work from the Summer 2015 issue of SNAP Magazine. The issue, titled “Bon Vivant”, can be downloaded for free through the Apple Newsstand for the iPhone or iPad. You can also view it on Hipstamatic’s website. Snap Magazine is published by Hipstamatic, and focuses exclusively on Hipstamatic and Oggl mobile photography.

Hello March + April Snapshots

“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — With “Hello Snapshots” I usually write in an upbeat tone, and look at the month as one step in the greater journey. But I’m incredibly frustrated with March and April. If I could make an audible “ROAR” here, I probably would. With this batch of shots from Hello March + April, my work gradually took on a darker tone. I don’t think it’s permanent, I think the artist part of me was venting. I think what I really wanted to come through in some of these was that no one “owns” me, or my work. And no one can control me with promises, or new gear. Those things are fun, but they don’t make or break me as an artist (I can take pictures with an iPhone for God’s sake!), and I don’t kid myself into thinking they do. Welcome, May. I’m gearing up for you.

Hello December Snapshots

“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — December ushered in television and eating. With part of my work put on hold due to holiday breaks, I dug up some of the lost gems of recent photo shoots, and looked into retooling my social media (again). I’m constantly on-and-off with Instagram (due to a like/hate relationship), but have finally learned how my tags are working (or not working). I still have more to learn, but it’s getting better. My snapshots on Flickr continues to grow in leaps. The platform is working out the best for my work and late-night post schedule. I also like the exchange I’m building with photographers I admire. Facebook, however, continues to be, by far, my worst social media, and I haven’t figured out how to grow it yet. But I can’t really dwell on it right now. Now, with the holidays behind us, I’m dwelling on article writing, scheduling shoots, and job hunting. I made a huge update to A Sweet Hello that reflects this. I’m actually really proud of this update. It’s the most focused one yet, and the template structure (the same template I’ve had since late 2012) gives me the flexibility to move things […]

2014 Calendar: Mickaboo Rescue

Screen Shots Enclosed ——– Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue’s 2014 calendars are now available to order! Similar to the 2013 calendar, one of the 2014 calendars features portrait photos of Mickaboo volunteers. However, in addition to the volunteer’s calendar, Mickaboo has created a second calendar that highlights Mickaboo birds exclusively (note: a couple of the photos were contributed by others – which not shown below). “For the Birds” is an in-progress series of photographs and portraits of Mickaboo volunteers, highlighting their compassion for the birds in their care. Click to purchase a calendar and donate to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue: http://www.cafepress.com/mickaboo

Web Media: FitSugar Demos

Screen Shots Enclosed ——– PopSugar’s fitness department, FitSugar, has been collecting workout photos for their ongoing web tutorials and demo apps. For these shots, we scheduled seasonal photo shoots with fitness trainer Jenn Pattee, where simple moves could be photographed and reused in multiple tutorials. FitSugar demos included yoga postures, aerobic moves, weight training, and running exercises. Below are screen shots of tutorials that featured my work exclusively, though other tutorials also continue to use my work.

For the Birds: Urban Roost

“For me, I can only imagine it’s much worse than when I grew up,” said Daryll Peirce. “Hot dogs were hot dogs, not pork, not meat, not anything, they were hot dogs. And I would eat them cold two at a time out of the fridge after school.” Daryll opened the fridge and pulled out a tray of eggs. His wife, Rosy, stood next to him holding their 2 year-old daughter, Poppy. “Everything now is prepackaged and totally removed from the source with colro, texture, ingredients, shiny packaging, cartoons, etc.” He held up a tray of eggs. The colors ranged from red, to orange, and green. Rosy explained that each of their chickens was a different breed, and so produced different colored eggs. “I’ve always felt the need to be close to my food source,” said Rosy. “I guess I sort of see raising chickens like an extension of gardening. I try to grow fruits and veggies, so why not try to grow eggs as well?” Daryll agreed that the chickens were “97% Rosy’s deal”. Having grown up near downtown Denver, Colorado, Rosy liked the idea of living on a farm. Her earliest memories in Denver were of her and […]

Hello Road Trip Snapshots

“Favorite iPhone Shots From the Road” — In the spirit of my monthly Hipstamatic shots, here’s a small collection of road trip snapshots from my cross-country trip to Mississippi from San Francisco. From here forward, at least for the next few months or so, I’ll be located and shooting in the southern states.

Web Media: Dartealing Lounge

Screen Shots Enclosed ——– This year I experimented with Facebook updates and photography for client websites. As part of the package, I updated my client’s website and social media with select photos from our shoots. The idea was to help tighten up the client’s branding by adding the extra polish of professional photography. All shots in this post were taken at Dartealing Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can check out the original media updates to Dartealing Lounge’s Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/dartealinglounge

For the Birds: Outreach in Davis

For volunteers of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue, weekends are spent reaching out to the public through pet adoption fairs, bird care workshops, lectures, and community service. This group of shots was taken during a spring adoption fair at the Davis Public Library in Davis, California, where the public was invited to see and touch these unique birds. Thanks to connections made at this event, some birds found their forever homes.

For the Birds: ‘Parront’ Diane Pinko

Volumes on domestic birds, dog training, and gardening were stacked neatly by subject, revealing Diane Pinko’s interests as soon as we entered. Diane’s Bay Area home was warm, tidy with a few expected pieces of furniture and ceramic knick-knacks, but not cluttered. Two black Standard Poodles roamed from the living room to the back bedroom, passing by bird cages and standing perches. Like the birds we were there to meet, the dogs were both rescues, adopted by Diane. I unpacked my camera, and Pam, the Development Director of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, flipped to a new page in her notebook. Diane peeked over her glasses with a rosy smile, and offered us shortbread cookies and coffee. I happily accepted. This was our fourth shoot for the day, but not the last. A few minutes later, halfway into my coffee, she began to introduce us to her flock. A Species Coordinator at Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, Diane specializes in finding homes for African Grey parrots and Canaries. If a potential adopter contacts Mickaboo for either of those bird species, they may end up meeting Diane and her birds. For our purposes in this shoot, a Blue Fronted Amazon named ‘Charlie’ made […]