The Creative Minds Behind the Start-Up


The Bay Area has no shortage of start-ups. Last week I went behind the scenes of several to photograph teams for websites and marketing materials. This series of portraits was created for Snibbe Interactive for their website. Kinesis Studio creates emotionally resonant interactive experiences for customers in entertainment, museum, corporate, retail, and other markets.

3 years with Super Lawyers


It’s been three years since Thomson Reuters first contacted me to shoot for Super Lawyers magazine. Since then I’ve covered almost 20 features and shot six covers.

This work has given me some insight into a complicated and varied industry. I’ve worked with attorney’s that head a small office of less and 5 people, to mega-law-firms with hundreds of employes and massive silicon valley campuses. Continue reading →

Carrie Dwyer of Charles Schwab

Carrie Dwyer of Charles Schwab for SuperLawyers Magazine

In my ongoing relationship with Thomson Reuters, I’ve been shooting an incredible number of lawyers. Fortunately, I’m not likely to run out of subjects in that industry! For this assignment for SuperLawyers Magazine’s business edition I photographed Carrie Dwyer, the General Counsel of Charles Schwab. Continue reading →

Gemma d’Cowley c.1660

Gemma as pictured by Rembrandt

Portraiture was once the domain of the wealthy and the privileged. It was a rare opportunity to have your portrait painted if you were of a lower class. Today, photography has more or less brought portraiture to the masses, however the feelings that a portrait evokes remain powerful. Continue reading →

Casting Kids for Adobe

Casting of kids for an Adobe shoot

Some of the outtakes from the March 2008 casting call for Adobe. Continue reading →

Artist Portrait – Jemima Brown

Jemima Brown in her London Studio

While in London recently I had the pleasure of paying a visit to the studio of artist Jemima Brown, the recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture award for 2011. Continue reading →

Those Google kids


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The Ameci Twin’s

Ameci Twins

Kristen in the studio

Portrait session with Kristen in the studio.

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Bride for a day

This is the first stop on our "trash the dress" shoot. We stopped off at a small lake in Golden Gate Park were a small marble column structure was erected. This is us returning to the ca after the shoot.These are all installments in my wedding portrait series. I'm swimming in dangerous waters her because I am not a wedding photographer, but I do love portraiture. Whether a bride or a matador I love a great subject and a beautiful environment.

Once in awhile I’m a second shooter for Debra, and I love it that way. Continue reading →

Adding texure effects to images

Jane with her violin on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I’ve been following the work of Nate Kaiser for a little while now. His texture effects for images take on a very illustrated and antiqued look. Continue reading →

Horsing around at the beach

These are a continuation of my work with Danielle. She appears in earlier posts with the horse on the beach.

APA National Photo Competition

Danielle 2

The APA (Advertising Photgraphers of America) have regular photo competitions and the current one is their 25th annual event. You can find it at: APA @ 25 NATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION, SILVER TO PIXEL Continue reading →

Nostalgia for a Retro Future

Polly at a cafe in the Mission.

I lived in San Francisco’s Mission district for 10 years. I finally “escaped” a few years back and have had the opportunity to get to go a number of other neighbors hoods in the city. Continue reading →

New Portfolio Edit

Atzko raising her arms for joy on a rooftop in San Francisco.

For some reason I become obsessed with creating a new portfolio in the summer time. Maybe the long days call for activity, or maybe I can only stand looking at my old work for so long. Continue reading →

Blog post No. 1

Working with Atzko on a rooftop in downtown San Francisco

I’m digging through some edits I did over the weekend to find the best images for this post. I decided to start with a number of family pictures that I took of over the summer. These were tests and experiments with no real focus on out come. I just wanted to see what I could get. Continue reading →