Wednesday, January 26, 2011

mountains, trees, and water

"In God's wildness lies the hope of the world--the great, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness."
-John Muir

3 of my favorite things. They make me happy. I need them.

On a separate note, if anyone is interested in prints, publishing photos of mine, or hiring me for anything at all, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The White Buffalo

I've been to a few good shows in Portland so far, but I was especially excited to see that The White Buffalo was playing.

I put in a fresh roll of 3200 planning on shooting plenty of photos, but was told at the door that "professional cameras" weren't allowed, meaning cameras with interchangeable lenses. They asked for my battery. Luckily, it was a fully mechanical camera with no battery, so I was able to sneak a few photos from my seat at least.

Here are links to a couple youtube videos for those of you who haven't heard his simple, powerful music.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I (sort of) recently took a trip down to California for a few reasons. To see some friends, get some waves, shoot some photos, and see about a potential future job.

The trip was an interesting one, essentially without any waves, but that's okay. I still got to paddle out some, and I got to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones.

I ended up deciding to come home early, and it was cheaper to take the bus. LA to Portland is a long ride on a greyhound. I met a couple interesting characters, and got to practice my Spanish a little bit. Almost 30 hours later, and it was so great to be back to a whole different world with with less traffic, more trees, and a different vibe all around. (no offense to southern's just different.)

I couldn't pass up this first photo while riding somewhere in Central California on I-5.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

black and white autumn

Oops, somehow I haven't updated anything on here in almost 2 months. And I really haven't been shooting a ton, but I've shot a couple rolls of film, a few shots at a time here and there.
I was going to post 10 shots or so all at once, but I'd rather spread it out over a few days so that the photos fit together better.

These first couple are from a hike when there were still leaves on the trees. Ironically, I shot a roll of black and white during the peak of fall colors, but I like the added contrast of light leaves verses the dark pines.