Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope everyone has a blast and stays safe!! I'll be ripping it up in the Windy City! There is going to be a rockin party at the Trump Tower tonight! I'll let you know how it turns out!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Chicago at Night.

This is for everyone who hasn't been to Chicago in the winter. This is my first time. I thought that this would be a really cool thing to do. Millennium Park is a really cool place to go and you haven't fully experienced Chicago until you hang out here for a little while.

Chicago Here I Come!!

Dirty windshield and dirty sensor on my camera! Chicago awaits!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Netty's Super Awesome to the MAX!!

This was great! Here is Netty with her Super Awesome to the MAX!! I think that she should copyright this! Going to miss her when I go back to California! I'm super glad that I got the chance to hang out with her as much as I did though! Thanks for the Super Awesome to the MAX massage as well Netty!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

MN Wild!

This was as we scored the one and only goal at the game Sarah and I went to see. They looked pathetic as a team and lost 4 to 1. It was a good time though! I like watching professional hockey. I don't get to see many Wild games out in California though. No bueno.

Friday, December 26, 2008

MN Warmth.

Here I am modeling the new line of Old Man Fur Hats. Haha! These things are ridiculous! I can't believe people live in places that you need to wear these to keep warm! 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY XMAS!! - Baby's First Christmas!

He is so cute! He's getting 7 teeth in so he's gumming all of his presents!  Lucky we all gave him teddy bears and soft gifts so it didn't matter!

*Merry Christmas Everyone!!!*

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


50% price increase when Charles Shaw makes it to MN!! Oh well, I'm not complaining too much!! Haha!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Feeding Jack!

He likes to bite the spoon! What a cute kid! I hope everyone is having a great holidays so far!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow in Vegas?

This was crazy! Here is a picture from the sky as I was flying into Vegas. What an anomaly! Well I landed in MN safe. Yes, I'm freezing my ass off! I'm still glad that I only have to endure this for a couple weeks every winter and can go back to Cali and enjoy the nice(r) weather. It was great seeing my family and friends though! Jack is such a cute little boy! He's growing so big too! I'll get some pictures that my sister and mother took to post for you to see!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Cali Sunset.

So on my last night before I flew out I went up on the roof to enjoy another sunset before I fly up to the tundra for Christmas. It was a gorgeous one and I was thinking to myself how it was a little chilly.... Then I thought about how cold it is in MN. Yeah, not looking forward to that.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rainy San Diego.

Today I ran some errands down in San Diego. It was raining and not particularly a nice day. I guess it can't be nice all the time! Haha we only wish right!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beach Today.

I am going to miss this over my trip to the Christmas Fairytale Land.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Features to the Blog!

I added some new interesting things on the right hand side of the page as you scroll down. Hangman, Pacman, Facebook link, and a couple subscription links! I hope you have time to play the games! They are fun! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tried to Catch the Sunset.

Sometimes you just catch the last glimpse of it. If I see a nice sunset and out driving around. I will try and get to a nice spot to take a few pictures. After the light fades enough to put down the camera I take a second for me. This is the time I like the most. The enjoyment of living in the moment and the natural beauty of the earth. 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Be a Fan of Camera Dan!

If you are on Facebook add my Camera Dan page! Here is a link to the page! Camera Dan on Facebook Make sure you add my page and become a fan!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Night on the Golf Course.

With the roommates out of town I'm looking after Bear. At night I take her up to the golf course and let her run around and go nuts. She loves playing fetch. It was a beautiful night. I'm not looking forward to going to the Christmas-Fairy-Tale-Land! Time to pull out all the sweaters and jackets!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wish You Could Be Here With Me...

So I will bring it to you! I hope you enjoy this little clip.  Think of it as your Christmas Card from me but this one won't fit into a rack!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Culprit.

Today I was taking care of the Basil plant as my roommates have been out of town for a week and won't be back for another few days. At first the plant looked a little scarce. We have been using a lot of it lately.... We love to have fresh Basil with our food but after a closer look I spotted one of these! An inch worm! Eating at all of those luscious leaves. So I cut the leave off that he is eating and put him outside in the grass. (Yes we still have grass, no snow here! Haha) I go back to my business with the plant and found another one!! And another one!!! There were three of these little buggars just chomping down our plant! Needless to say the other two made it outside as well but they were tossed out the window!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Manic Monday.

Well it was funny today, I was getting all these calls from people telling me how crappy of a day they were having. So when this happened to me today I didn't feel so bad. I actually let out a laugh... It wasn't until I was sitting in the lobby at Holley's Tires that I thought I could've been more productive with my day.... 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Christine!

Number 18! Wow. My little cousin is now legally an adult. On my 18th birthday I went and got my first tattoo. Other than that I really don't remember much of what I did. That was quite some time ago now though. I'll have to find out what Christine did. I haven't spoken with her yet. I only had a chance to wish her Happy Birthday on Facebook. I ended up being something like the 45th person to wish her a HB on her wall as well.... I wish I was that Facebook popular! Anyways, Happy Birthday Christine!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Grilled Cheese Extravaganza!

Start with some Sourdough bread. Slice up some Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Munster, Romano, Parmesan, and Blue Cheese. Add a little fresh Basil and Voila! That is one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches that you will ever taste! 

Last Night!

My Godson went to go see Santa! He looks so happy!
I remember these photos. Putting our kids on display and making them smile. You know they don't want to. Sitting in front of studio lights in the middle of the mall. Everyone walking by just staring. It can be a little awkward for a kid. We have to ask ourselves what this myth of Santa Clause does for our kids? I know it seems harmless and all but what are we really teaching our kids with this parable? Eventually you have to break their heart and tell them he doesn't really exist or some kid in their class will. Then what happens? I don't know. Maybe Peter Pan does need to grow up. I don't think he'll make it very far in the real world with that outfit though. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Diana Image.

Annotation: Perception is reality. How you see what you see is your belief. Change the way you see something and it could change your reality. This can be done intentionally or accidentally, by internal forces or external. I have read and heard that it is not what happens to you its what decisions you make that define you. So where does that put us? Right back where we started. You want to change the world, first you must change yourself. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I was in the studio shooting some test photos. Your input is greatly appreciated!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vikings up on Top!

This was an awesome game! I tried to post the highlights but under the NFL the rights to the videos are a little tight. So if you missed the game and get a chance go to and check it out! Well, with this win the Vikings are on top of the NFC North. Hopefully we can stay there to go to the playoffs. It might be difficult if we lose our defensive line to a 4 game suspension though... I'm excited to see what happens!
Photo Credit:AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Roller Coaster of Life.

We are going to name this ride the Crazy Loopdy Loo! Now that there is a slow minute it is time to play catch up. The last week has been very busy for me. In a good way! There hasn't been a dull moment! From Carlsbad to Hollywood lets go one more time.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ed Hardy Anyone

A little Melrose shopping in Hollywood, a late lunch at Urth Cafe, and a night on the strip. I feel like a cast member of HBO's Entourage.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Eat. Drink. and Be Merry. I hope everyone is safe on this holiday and eats way too much food. I know I did!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Finally in California we are able to purchase a gallon of gasoline for under $2.00! It wasn't even below $3.00/ gallon when I moved out here!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Oh yeah this is good. Two nights ago I get a text from my buddy Jeff. He wants to come visit. December 6th works for him so I agree. Then yesterday I get a call from him. "So... ah if I fly out there tomorrow is that cool?" I just had to laugh. The sad thing is that I paid more for my plane ticket with a month in advance compared to his ticket he bought with one day before the flight. I don't get it but Jeff is on his way here right now! 

Monday, November 24, 2008

James Bond.

Anyone see the movie yet? It was awesome! I don't want to spoil it but the reviews are right. Daniel Craig plays a very good Bond. Not as good as Sean... but none the less amazing. Go see the flick.

Friday, November 21, 2008

MN Here I Come!

I bought my plane ticket to the frozen tundra today. I leave the 19th of December and come back the 5th of Jan. Plans are starting to come together so if you want to hang out shoot me an email and we'll make some plans! I can't wait to see all of you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Here is a picture of Jack I got today! I can't wait to see him around Xmas!!! Today was such a busy day. It has been a busy week. Sorry if I haven't kept the blog updated. I've been doing it as fast as I can!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Color Card!

Haha! Gotta love what you do and make sure it is color correct! Today we were shooting some fashion models for Callaway's Fall 09 Catalog. I'm tired though. I need to crash. 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Funday.

I've been to Trestles 4 times in the past 2 days.... I've been on a little bit of a beach kick lately. It was a totally chill day. Played some soccer and frisbee in the sand. Relaxed in the sun. I loved it. 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beach Day!

The Santa Ana winds are blowing and we are having a heat wave! So we pack up and head to Trestles. Beer, surf boards, and Bear and we are on our way!
It couldn't have been a more beautiful day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

More of Jahnna

Gotta love incorporating the roommates!


Jahnna came down from West Hollywood to do a shoot. Here is one of the shots.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Niece and Nephew!

I just got the pictures from Halloween of my Niece and Nephew! Winnie the Pooh and Princess Leia! They are so cute! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rooftop Sunset.

Secret Test Center.

Today we shot at Callaway's test center for pro's. It is such a nice place to shoot. We were working on a shoe ad that should be coming out this Christmas/Spring. Not a definite time frame yet. We got to hit a few balls ourselves this time around too. Working real hard...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back in the Day.

When I was still in college one of my professors, Melissa Borman, had a show of an installation she had put together. Rick was taking pictures and I ran across this one today. I thought it was a great shot. I've been working a lot on my projects lately. There are so many photographs that I have taken over the years. Its great to see progress in what you have been doing. I even just look back in my blog to when I first started and so many things in my life have happened. I look forward to the days ahead and can't wait to see what I do with it next...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Trestles Sunset.

I don't do this often enough. There is something so calming and soothing about being here at this moment in time. The world seems to stop. Everything is at peace and there is nothing more beautiful.

Friday, November 7, 2008

And the Show Must Go On.

I don't know if there are words in the English language to explain what happened on this night. I don't even know where to begin really. It kind of goes like this. Hollywood. San Clemente. Surfing. Sunset.  Grocery store parking lot with Tina Turner. Dinner. Drinks. Games. Laughs. More Drinks. OC Tavern. Definitely more laughter.....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

San Diego to Hollywood.

Today was a long but great day. Jahnna was up in Hollywood and Sarah and I went up there for the night. As we went to the grocery store for a deck of cards the night turned an unexpected corner and we were off to Hollywood Blvd. to meet up with my buddy Will who goes to LA Film School. We painted the town red and ended the day with a few stories!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Day that America Will Remember.

Last night will go down in history books. I am proud to be a part of America at this point in our history. I hope you are too.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Vote!!!

You have the right to vote! Which is more than what a lot of people have in this world for rights. We need to get out to the polls and exercise that right! It is going to be a close race and everyone has a voice that needs to be heard! Electing a President only comes once every four years and has such a dramatic effect on our country and world! We need to take this opportunity as a democratic society and show the world how strong we can be!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Rainbow Sandals. Branded.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Second Night - The Luxor!

Saturday night at the Luxor! I played a little Blackjack earlier and picked up a few dollars. Vegas is such a solid town. There is so much to do it is hard to decide! I can assure you whatever your heart gets into, you will have fun! 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween in Vegas!

Sarah flew out and we are on our way to Vegas for Halloween! Things are going to be crazy! We are staying our first night at New York New York. I've heard this casino was a pretty nice stay so we figured we would try it out. We put on our costumes and hit the strip! Sarah was obsessed with the tall ass drinks all night so we went from casino to casino checking out all of the crazy costumes and grabbing a tall drink here and there!
Here is a pic of the strip. What a wonderful place this city is!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Annie Leibovitz.

Watch this movie! She is one of the most amazing photographers of the 21st century. I must also say very influential to me. I love how she captures life.