Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Three Million.

I am starting to make posters of my work. They are not going to be three million that was for yesterdays post. There are going to be different sizes starting from $14.99. I can make any picture that you like into one. I have a few posted through this link. Camera Dan Posters I've been working on putting more up so keep checking back! If you are interested just let me know!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Value is relative to favor.

To recognize the worth, is a synonym to value. How much do you think that this car is worth? Looking at the inside I would say not much. Not to mention that the outside is all dented, rusted, and scratched. What is a value of a car that hasn't been functional in 50 years? I can tell you that some people think that this car has some value to it. This is a car where only four were ever made. Of these four one is missing and thought to be destroyed. This one has been raced a handful of times and has won a blue ribbon every time. It has even broken records. It has almost all its original parts and paints so restoring can be more accurate to the original than the other two in existence. Any one have an idea yet on how much this car might be worth as is? I can tell you that this car is a lottery ticket. It is a great investment. You can double your money if you bought this car. Easily. Value is a tricky word. Some ones treasure can be another mans trash. The world keeps on spinning....  Oh yeah, I'll tell you how much is expected at the auction for this car tomorrow. Till then!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Grocery Shopping

This I found in the grocery store. It reminded me of my travels over seas. Its just a little weird to see down at the end of my block. I didn't try any. I think I will the next time I go back. I need to plan another trip. Any one know of any good places to go?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sun day fun day.

Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? Of course, everyone has and no one has the answer. Well, one that we can all agree on. That makes me wonder if there is a universal meaning that encompasses all of us or if we have our own meaning as unique to ourselves as we are... If you have seen Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy you would know that the meaning of life is 42. The English have a dry sense of humor. Haha, well as we all go on our lives searching or deciding not to, you can't disagree that it was hot today in Southern California with a 99 degree temp. Meanwhile I'm still searching...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Godfather

So I'm going to be a Godfather!!! My sister is having a baby boy and they are naming him Jackson. These are his ultrasound pics. He will be a great addition to the family and I can't wait to meet him. This is the beginning of a new life. Lets celebrate... again!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Energy Drink or Cocaine?

How about both? Haha I wanna say this drink is legal but it was banned... There is no cocaine in it though. It was a powerful drink though! I'm still going strong and I had it 6 hours ago.  Anyone else ever tried this drink?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rainbow Sandals

Does anyone have a pair of these?? They are the best sandals to come out of Southern California and are probably in the top 5 in the nation! They guarantee them for life and are very affordable and comfortable. Not to mention that in this picture outside the store this sandal is taller than me... How cool.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Play Dead.

This is the cutest dog! The dog belongs to our client for our shoot Nate. He has brought Kobe into the studio a couple of times now and today he showed us all of his tricks and this is one of them. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Old School

This is a picture of 30 Seconds From Mars frontman Jared Leto. I was looking through a bunch of my concert pics today and picking out a few to give to Century College. My former instructor Holly asked me for some portfolio images that she can use when she goes out to high schools to increase enrollment. Looking through all the images reminded me how much I loved watching these shows. Performers put so much energy into their shows. They can be so full of emotion. Music is one of my biggest passions. There are so many ways you can express yourself.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Why can't we do anything to change this?

Sunday, April 20, 2008


We were strolling down Venice Beach and I spot this! Anyone seen the movie Big with Tom Hanks??? This was awesome!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Here is another picture from Joshua Tree. I can't stop thinking of how beautiful this place was and what effect it had on my life. Returning to nature always reminds me of the passion I have for photography. The forms and lines found in nature inspire me to make images and share them with the world. I was having a conversation with my buddy Matt last night when we were out with the girls about taking a camping trip. He has a great place in mind next to the ocean and it sounds amazing. I'm ready for another weekend of introspection. 
This is a picture Andy took of me shooting the previous shot. Nice portrait Andy! Thanks!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Here is a video of our Chef at Tuna Town burning the house down! He was one of the best Teppenyaki chefs I have seen. Staci's friend Kate is out visiting and we went out to Huntington Beach for dinner last night. That was the first time Kate has ever had Teppenyaki. This will be hard to beat! We had a blast!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Desert Night

This is a star trails picture I took at our campsite. The nights in the desert were awesome. It cools down and the moonlight bathes the rocks in a manner that reminds you of being on the moon. The air stills and gets silent. Almost as if the earth stops and waits for you to sleep. Joshua Tree is a very magical place and experience. I hope you enjoy the images.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Joshua Tree

That was an amazing trip. Joshua Trees are very unique. I loved taking portraits of them they are very photogenic. Andy and I kept ourselves very busy out in the desert. We hiked miles, drove all over the park, and rock climbed on our free time from taking pictures. I was told that Joshua Tree Nat Park has the 4th best rock climbing in the world. We had so much fun for our first time camping in the desert. I can't wait to show you all my pictures. More to come soon!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Santa Barbara

I picked up my buddy Andy today in Santa Barbara. Here is a little glimpse of the bay. It is a nice quiet little town. We had some burgers at this Habit joint. They were pretty rockin'. 

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mr. DeLeon

This is a portrait of Mike DeLeon. He is a second shooter and first assistant to Danny Mitchell. I shot this just before lunch on thursday. It is one of the best portraits I have ever taken. It was a spur of the moment thing, totally natural, and in the moment. Exactly how you want a portrait to be!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 2

Funny story on this one. I had put sunblock spf 15 all over my head in the morning. We were shooting out all over the pool grounds. I was holding up the skrim out by the cabana and it was getting hot. So frickin hot I was sweating. Well the sunblock started to run down my face and dripped into my eyes! Has anyone ever had that happen before? Let me tell you it hurts!! My eyes burned for the rest of the day! They were bloodshot and kept watering all day. Now that I think about it, it's pretty funny but it hurt real bad when it happened.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Apt Complex Shoot

I got sunburned today.... This was one of the shots that we took for a brochure or ad that this apartment managing company is putting together. I was outside almost all day in the sun toting around gear and holding up scrims and fills. Did I mention that I loved it? It was awesome. A beautiful day in sunny Southern California. So as for the sunburn... I'm going to do it again tomorrow. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ads I have worked on.

Ok so here are some of the Callaway Golf ads that I have helped shoot. They are in this May's Golf Digest Magazine. I know that many of you are wondering what I really do on a day to day basis... Well here are some of the shots we have taken. I think that they turned out pretty nice if you ask me! It gives you a sense of accomplishment to see something like this in the real world to be admired. Oh and sorry I have been having more internet problems. My router needed to be replaced and it wasn't as easy as it should have been. Till next time...

Monday, April 7, 2008


This was pitiful. This was the first time I had been bowling in the flesh for about 8 years? 10 years? Damn it has been a long time. I just wanted to beat Kevin and not come in last... I was so close! But then... The second game... Oh yeah, I redeemed myself! I have only shot this score probably 3-5 times my whole life. Have I ever told you I'm not a bowler? Yeah it wasn't my idea to go but I showed them how to do it the second game! Haha

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Here is Kevin checking out the scenery up on top of the hill in the back of The Reserve where I used to live in San Clemente. This is also where I took the picture I started this blog with so many posts ago. I still love going here and just enjoying the view. The ocean and the rolling hills are so beautiful that you can smell life in the air. 

Saturday, April 5, 2008


I love to sit and watch the ocean. It is so calming and peaceful. Yet it is so full of energy and life. I wanted to share this with you because it means so much to me. It seems like all the answers to life and the world are out there beyond the abyss. You can feel them being whispered in your ear if you only spoke the language you could understand. Only their is still something soothing about it and you just know that everything will be fine. Sometimes I think I could sit there forever.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Chillin in Hollywood today.

Today my buddy from back home Kevin flew out. Its great to see a friend from back home and show them around Cali. We ran all around town showing Kevin the area. Then met up with Matt up in LA and checked out Hollywood. I have never spent much time there, I was usually working. This picture was hilarious to take. It reminded me so much about the time Jeff and I took our pictures on Abbey Rd in London. As we are dodging cars to get out into the street to take the picture people are driving by with their arms out the windows waving and screaming. In the end here is the picture! Thanks for taking it Matt!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

$10,000,000 Car

I can imagine most people during their life don't have the chance to see a $10 million dollar car let alone sit in one... Well thats what I did today.  I shot a 1937 Talbot Lago T150 C SS "Teardrop"  and this is one of the 7 true Teardrops ever made. I also got a history lesson. This car was commissioned by a really rich guy to give to his daughter Stella. Hence the cars nickname "Stella." The cars color scheme here was to match her evening gown collection. This is the most beautiful car I have ever seen in person. It is completely restored top to bottom to original condition. This car even comes with personalized luggage... They were weird back in the day when people had money to spend. Anyways, I don't know if I will ever have a chance as unique as this one to work with such a beautiful and expensive car. I'm glad I got my picture taken sitting inside of it for proof! Haha.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Fool's

Haha That last post I have to say was the greatest April Fools joke I have played my whole life. I totally got a few of my closest friends and family members, I had a great laugh. Sorry everyone but I am not going to MN anytime soon. As for this picture, It was on the window at the studio I was working at today and I saw for the first time how a snail moves from the underneath with a back light. Wow! This was amazing! You could see the underbody of the snail moving around like water does in the shallows. Just little wave after little wave. I felt like I should've been on the Discovery Channel.... Maybe I will be one day. Just wait and see!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Yep. Here I come.

So in leu of some current events taken place in my life I have decided to come back to MN. I know this may come as a shock but I have taken careful consideration into my life and believe firmly that this is where I need to go and be for a while. It is getting warmer there, except for the last snowfall, and I think I'll be able to handle it after a short "getting used to it" phase. I miss all of my family and friends so much that I just can't handle the constant struggle and pressure of everyday life out here. Don't worry, I am not looking at coming to California as a failure. I am looking at it as a learning experience, one that has taught me so much about myself and my limitations as a human being. It has also shown me where I belong, and that is in MN with all of my family and friends. I will be getting things ready to leave in the next few days and should be on my way within the week. I love you all and thank you so much for your support.