Just Listen: San Francisco Ventilation

Downtown areas are dead zones of crushed ambient, room-tone nothingness. Our brains teach us to block it out, but when you listen for it you just can’t believe how much noise there really is. Downtown San Francisco is no different.

Just Listen: San Francisco Sidewalk

San Francisco is such an interesting city, but a city you walk with your eyes open. I think you can tell a lot about a city by how many foreign tourists are there. When I ask foreigners about the United … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco Marine

This image needs a little explanation. What tipped me to something going down was the sound of motorcycles, a lot of motorcycles. Turned out to be a police escort, full lockdown. Intersection blocked, my finger hits record and I begin … Read More

Print: On Approach

“On Approach” is my most successful book. Basically, this book is everything I was told never to do in photography school. The wrong paper, the wrong size, wrong number of images, no front matter, no back matter, etc., and yet … Read More

Found: Larry Hayden finds Japan

Larry Hayden hails from the hills of Kentucky, something I tease him about on a near daily basis. Larry’s is a relatively quiet person, which is reflected in his work. A traditional street hunter who moves through the world looking … Read More

Believe: Paul Gero

California based photographer Paul Gero played a funny part in my becoming a photographer. Roommate. Well, there’s more but let’s begin there. Paul was a staffer at the paper where I received my first internship. Wait, my ONLY internship. I … Read More

Read: Half Awake to my LA

I heard the gunshots because a catfight woke me up. Just outside my open window, two neighborhood felines were having a falling out. My pseudo-apocalyptic dream, a reoccurring one, revolving around a modern-day photojournalist in Cambodia, was over, again, this … Read More

Just Listen: Pojoaque, New Mexico

An adobe wall. Something so simple yet so profound in an era of instant, stucco nonsense we call progress. Weathered, worn and alive. Truly alive. Inside above the table are the bells. You can FEEL these bells. They are equally … Read More

Just Listen: Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is a wasteland of concrete and commerce. “Can’t help you man, this a big place,” a guy says as I try to find parking. This place isn’t meant for humans no matter how much marketing is applied. … Read More