Monday, March 31, 2008
If anyone knows who Henri Cartier-Bresson is then you understand my inspiration for this photograph. He is a famous photographer that shot throughout a majority of the 20th Century all over the world. There is a movie about his life called "The Impassioned Eye." He speaks in his movie about how he loves the geometry in life and works so hard to capture it in his images. Geometry has been something I have been trying to pay more attention to. I hope you can see the influence in my work.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Here are some of those Corona's I was talking about! Tito is a friend of mine that just got back from serving with the Marine's in Iraq! So he drove down here from where he is stationed in Yuma. This is a pic of him trying some of Wahoo's delicious fish taco's for the first time! I love those things!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I've been having problems with my internet the past couple days with uploading to this website so sorry these are posted late! So this was a picture I took on set today. An icy Corona. It looked so beautiful! To your surprise though it was filled with Modelo! The beer has a better color under the lights in the studio. I'm going to have a couple of these during my long weekend!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
This was yesterday. It was such a nice day out and we flew kites after lunch. The only experience I have with kites is how frustrating they are to get off the ground in MN. Yeah that is rough. There was a great breeze where we were and they couldn't have been any more manageable. Cal let me fly his kite for a while. It is great to feel like a kid from time to time. It keeps your mind young. Gotta love that.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Today we are on the road going to San Clemente! We are going to Ernie and Jolinda's casa, friends of Dawn and Tom, to eat a ton of food!!! I can't wait! This will be a weekend of great food. I like that. So I wish everyone a Happy Easter and everyone back home I miss you!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
So I went frolfin with Matt today in Huntington Beach. It turns out that the course is the 2nd oldest course in the world! Well turns out on the second hole there are kids on bikes that like to take your favorite disc's... haha I don't know. I lost my favorite disc. It sucked. Anyways, the course was pretty nice. It was nice and long and all the baskets were the nice. It was a nice and chill saturday.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This was a Callaway Corvette that we shot a few weeks back. I'm working with the same guy tomorrow and we have another Callway car! With over 500hp and options like roll cages (this one I am sitting in!) how can you go wrong! Even crazier yet this car I am sitting in was purchased by the Sheik of Dubai. He is the guy who owns the silver Audi A8. It's actually made from silver! Working with this photographer as well is a flash into the past. He shoots everything on film! There is nothing wrong with this, in many ways film still surpasses digitals limitations. This just isn't common anymore.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So, I was going to post a more interesting picture today.... Here is the story. This is a locked down testing center in Carlsbad, CA. It is located on a dead end with locked gate. The client doesn't want pictures of their facility floating around on the internet and once you go inside you will know why!!! Damn is this place nice! This is where all the pros like Arnold Palmer and Phil Michelson get fitted for their clubs. It is plush. I also got to see some of the prototypes that should be out in the next year or so. Even if you don't like golf you have to credit the technology that goes into this. It is way beyond my grasp of physics... Anyways, I apologize about not having a more interesting pic for the day....
Monday, March 17, 2008
I have been thinking of going back to Chicago lately. It needs to warm up out there but I want to go back nonetheless. I've been there a handful of times and it is always a blast! Anyone live there, been there? Leave me a comment and tell me about your experiences! Oh and by the way, I want to live in one of the condo's that are in the building right in the middle of the pic!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Who wants to come visit for Spring Break?!? HB is getting ready for it! I went out on the pier yesterday and ate at Ruby's with HD and her parents who are out visiting. Ruby's is a great burger joint right on the end of the pier. There was a pod of dolphins that swam past as we were eating. They are amazing animals. So if you are coming out to Southern Cali for Spring Break hit me up!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Here is me chillin with the Sunset Bl street sign. It was my first time on the street so this has a big significance to me. Not only that but after taking the pic I realized we were on the 3700 block. 37 is my favorite number! We were up in LA hanging out with Matt again. I highly recommend this city! Come hang out!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is a beautiful Hollywood sunrise I took on a job one morning. I think all sunrises and sunsets are amazing. But what sets one different from another? What makes the difference between a good picture and another? That has been the question between Artists and Enthusiasts alike for all time. Everyone has their opinion but who is to say they are right or wrong? I can't tell you that you should like my picture, or all of my work for that matter. You might like it and support me, that is amazing of you, or you might hate it and tell me to throw my camera in the ocean and never take a picture again, then I would have to hurt you. Just kidding, but the reason that I take pictures is to share something with the human race, to document events that have happened whether one or a hundred people see them, or to show someone something beautiful or ugly. I do it for me. I just hope that you like them and support it. Thanks!
Monday, March 10, 2008
This was the amazing meal that Matt prepared for Staci and I last night Lemon Pesto Salmon and Spaghetti with Garlic Bread. Yum. It was great to finally see him since I've been out here. It took too long to get together but the food was great, his girlfriend is great, and we had a nice dip in the pool at about 10pm last night. It was a sweet experience to be swimming under the stars without freezing you ass off in march. I love California.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
This is a shot from yesterday frisbee golfing. It was a pretty nice shot, I have to hand it to my buddy Shawn he did a good job. As for today I didn't really do too much, tonight Staci and I are going over to my friend Matt's and we are going to have a nice dinner and some wine. Also, I am working on putting up video clips for some upcoming posts. Make sure you keep posted!!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Holy shit was this meal amazing. I had to put a picture of it on here. I met up with a friend and his buddies to go frisbee golfing for the first time since I've been out in Cali. I was a little rusty, I scored a 16 but I beat all the other guys out by at least 2. I took a break from posting yesterday as my moment of silence for my friend back home who died the other day, Jason. RIP man, you will be missed. I spent all day yesterday contemplating death and talking to some friends back in MN and his brother in Louisiana. All I could come up with was to live my life to the fullest in memory of all of the people that I have known in my life that aren't with us today. So this meal is a symbol of indulging in the senses, sight, taste, feel, and smell. We'll have to indulge in hearing at a later date.... Well cheers to all the friends, family, and strangers still left on this planet, lets make this life worth living.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Damn these were the biggest chocolate covered strawberries I have ever seen. This catering that I have experienced on this shoot for Mazda this week was insane. Not only did we have this but we also had 3 different kinds of quiche one morning, some of the beverages that were available were Red Bull, Rockstars, and Monster energy drinks, along with Orange juice and Perrier water. I am definitely going to miss not having this selection everyday....
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I had a dream last night. It was pretty weird... I was hanging out with my buddy Tony B. We are great friends and we used to live together. He is a smoker and we were walking past a gas station. I can't recall where but it must have been a place with pretty stupid people. I'll tell you why in a sec. So he was done with his cigarette and flicked it away. It accidentally landed in one of the garbage cans next to the pump. I don't know why he flicked it that way... but it's a dream hear me out. So I went over and threw something away and found out that it had started a flame! I was like Holy Shit! Lets get the hell out of here and I started towards the bushes. Tony was a pimp like he always is and in any other circumstances it would've worked in his favor... he went to go put it out grabbed a fire extinguisher and got ready to shoot it. Now there was a lady in a white SUV next to the garbage can, when she saw the flame she FREAKED out. She freaked out so much that the only thing she thought was right was to grab the gas nozzle and spray it with the gas to try and put it out! Dumbass!! Meanwhile I am in the bushes, Tony was on the direct other side of this spray coming out of the nozzle and he starts on fire. Just as he is blazing out of control the gas station blows up and they all die. Now I know that you are thinking that this is pretty morbid and maybe it is, but this is a true story. I dreamt this last night. I don't know what it means if anything, I was pretty tired. So, Tony, here is your post man. Now you are on my blog and if anyone has any insight as to what this means, I would like to know.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The art of the self portrait. There is something about seeing a moment and capturing it that makes a photographer stand out from another. The self portrait is a special case as a photographer and more importantly as an artist. The photographer is opening up his emotion full on and exposing himself to more criticism than just his work but his personality and himself as a whole. This becomes more about being human than it is about labels; Being a Man or Woman, President or CEO, Singer or Songwriter. It is as an Artist that we convey ourselves, our emotions, our fears, and our passions. I am an Artist and photography is my medium.
Monday, March 3, 2008
I wanted to post a picture of this check because I am proud of it. It is probably the most money that I have made on my own for a job since I have started in this business. I just couldn't brag about how much it is. Sorry. I know you all want to know.... You just won't. I wish that you are proud of me for making this, it is a big achievement. I just won't disclose this information. Love you all! Gotta pay some bills! Ha!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So, this is a picture of my buddy Kev's cabin. We go here on occasion to get our stresses and anxieties out. I am posting it now to remind me to relax tomorrow for I have a long week of grueling work ahead of me. I like to remember our times up there and enjoy them to the fullest. It reminds me of memories and I wonder about the thin line of enjoying the present and living in the past. Where is that line drawn? Does remembering good times and enjoying ones memories put you in a rut of a past self perspective? Or how long can you enjoy said memories before you get sucked in? Maybe I am just being cynical. I like to think on the brighter side and enjoy the memories as they are when I think of them. I feel as though I can live them again and get more out of them than I did the first time. I believe that everyone should live life to the fullest. If the only meaning to life is to accumulate memories and to share and remember them, then I include you all in my daily trips down Memory Lane. If there is another meaning to life it eludes me. The only thing I know is that there is no point of living if you aren't happy.