Read: Newport Journal

Home together. First time since September. Weather rolling in. Ultra-low tide, heat, humidity and a Pacific of near glass. Neither of know what to make of it all. Wide expanse of beach, high clouds and a peaceful openness that connects … Read More

READ: Fuji x100T New Frames

Can you spot how many photo shoots are going on in this one image? The incredible thing about these images is not the images themselves. The incredible thing is that I managed to ruin $75 worth of Impossible film during … Read More

Read: Fuji x100T First Frames

Film is dead. Just kidding. First heard this in a parking lot in Los Angeles in 1997. It wasn’t true then, and it certainly isn’t true now, but this was the idea when the technology took over the professional industry. … Read More

Just Listen: Newport Beach

I really don’t enjoy photographing in Southern California, at least not compared to the majority of other places I travel, but when I do find myself with an urgent need to expose something I head to the pier. The pier … Read More

Dispatches: John DeMerritt

Meet Mr. John DeMerritt. Bookbinder, artist and all around COOL guy. Walking into his studio makes you want to quit your job, buy an apron and start building books, boxes and unique things and make people marvel. Got a chance … Read More

Dispatches: Michael Napper

Michael Napper is a San Jose based artist who writes, paints, photographs, makes books and fills in the gaps by creating and sending a wonderful variety of correspondence pieces. I’ve known Michael for almost twenty years, and I have to … Read More

Just Listen: Van Nuys, California

This entire area is just strange. “Burbank?” “I never eat in Burbank.” An airport hotel. Vast stretches of that specific nothingness of Inner California. Over the hill from the precious people and not far enough out to be nature. Meat … Read More

Dispatches: Vince Koloski

Vince Koloski is a visual artist who creates installation pieces, such as his well-known Illuminated Books, that involve the use of neon lights and other light sources. Vince is also one of the coolest guys around. Just ran into him … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Bay Waves

This place is so much about the surrounding water. This water is foreboding. This water takes what it wants. San Francisco surprised me at first, coming from years in Southern California. San Francisco isn’t LA, isn’t ANYTHING LA. San Francisco … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Singer

These streets are littered with performers. San Francisco is one of those places that breeds creativity but also unpredictability. Music binds us as human beings. Just another case in point.

Just Listen: San Francisco, Metal Gate

Kent and I doing what we do. Wander. Shoot. Record. The city seems endless when you work this way. No story, sometimes drawn by light or moments and other times by echoes, punctuations or announcements. We should be so fortunate … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Blue Angels

Fleet Week. Mixed emotions. Some vent their hate while others stand and marvel. What I take from this is the miracle of the machines and the skill of the pilots. I view from high above the city and my mind … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Jackhammer

A friend calls “Hey, a friend of a friend is having a party at the top of such and such a building.” I leave a seminar early to make it. These perspectives give you the real idea of what cities … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Drain

Water always makes for interesting work, both in stills and audio. There is something about shorelines and harbors that are near and dear to my heart. When traveling I find myself walking endless miles along these intersections of where our … 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

Dispatches: Jeff Frost

“As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people … Read More