March 23, 2009, 6:26:59 pm - Near Salton Sea, California
I was drawn to the way the hill had been carved out over the years by those who see greater value in the destruction of nature than nature itself. The tracks in the foreground leading off to the right suggest the destruction is far more extensive than what you see in the image.
November 23, 2013, 8:33:47 pm - San Francisco, California
Chinatown, at night, is a fascinating place with its dark alleys and lack of the normal chaos that consumes the streets during the day. I lean toward busy subjects, always wanting a visual ride through an image with several stops. One could argue the man is the subject. However, I feel there are three equal subjects; the man entering the building, the stairway, and the dark entrance to what looks like a restaurant, each providing a sense of intrigue not knowing what lies beyond.
December 11, 2016, 4:32:45 - Las Vegas, Nevada
My favorite part of LV is in and around downtown where it transitions from the cheap, glitzy casinos of yesteryears to the slowly vanishing urban decay. I like the geometric nature of the image and the confusion of the ice sign above the backdown of whatever. There is also a sense of shadows.
October 26, 2008, 12:01:02 pm - Near Byron, California
One of the last remaining ruins in the San Francisco Bay Area is the Byron Hot Springs Hotel. I like the duality of the image, almost a diptych or mirror presentation with some variations in the two sides which can serve as a metaphor for choices, paths, directions, etc. I have photographed the hotel several times and enjoy the isolation and quietness of the place allowing me to visually and spiritually connect to this once awesome place with its unique past.
January 56, 2016, 11:25:22 am - Purisima Creek, San Mateo County, Ca
One of my favorite places to run is Purisima Creek west of Skyline Drive. It's a magical place which on occasions I try to capture its wonders. It mostly consists of redwood trees and is not far from the Pacific Ocean. Summertime, it sees a lot of fog and very few people. I believe this image captures the tranquilness of this wonderful landscape.
March 21, 2011 - Death Valley
It should be obvious that this image is made up of multiple images. I always admired those who do thought-provoking composites such as Maggie Taylor, Dominic Rouse, and my friend Tony Williams. I admire the forethought and synergy of such work, oftentimes taking us to surrealistic places. This image is a crude and straightforward attempt to show dominance over Native Americans. However, the strange element here is the guy on the horse looks a lot like Emiliano Zapata. Someday, I hope to find the patience to create composites.
March 18, 2018, 7:18:32 pm - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel is a very festive town with processions and street activities mostly starting at dusk making it an ideal time to photograph. Allowing the longer exposure, the image transforms into a painting with colors blending together. Given the time of day, a sense of mystery is perceived.
April 18, 2019, 8:12:19 am - South of Carmel, California
I never get tired of visiting the coast. California has 840 miles of coastline with each mile different for the next. Carmel to Big Sur offers some of the more dramatic scenery. I darken the images to provide a stronger mood and soften the water to create a more ethereal look to the subject.