Culver City, California

Posted on Dec 31, 2018 in Instagram | No Comments
Culver City, California

2018 has been a tough year. With both of my parents suffering from health issues, getting sick myself twice, the loss of a dog, and then the addition of a new puppy to the household, I haven’t been able to photograph as much as I would like. But despite all of that, I was able to make a handful of images that I’m quite proud of. These are my top nine for 2018 that all of you have picked. Thanks for the support. Here’s to a great 2019 for everyone!
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Salton Sea

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Instagram | No Comments
Salton Sea

Although I’ve been able to make some appealing images with my Zone VI 8×10 view camera, there were a couple shortcomings that began to bother me after about a year of use. First, because it’s made of wood, I always felt that it was a bit imprecise, and this goes against my nature. Next, since my 4×5 camera was made by Toyo, I couldn’t easily share lenses between the cameras unless I swapped out lensboards. Therefore, when a Toyo 810M view camera came up for sale, I jumped at the opportunity and purchased it.
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Interestingly, I purchased this camera from Chris Jordan, an artist and photographer who is well known for several projects: “Midway”, “Intolerable Beauty”, and “In Katrina’s Wake”. I highly recommend you check out his work at www.chrisjordan.com
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For this particular image, it was made at the Salton Sea in 2007 with a Toyo 810M view camera on Fuji Provia. Who says you can’t shoot directly into the sun, especially on transparency film?

Point Mugu State Park

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Instagram | No Comments
Point Mugu State Park

Here’s another image made in Point Mugu State Park with a Zone VI 8×10 view camera on Provia. I’m not sure why I never scanned and printed this image until now. Like the two previous images, I feel that this B&W version is better.

Schulman Photo Lab

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Instagram | No Comments
Schulman Photo Lab

I picked up my film from Schulman Photo Lab yesterday, and they did a fantastic job as usual. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Anyway, I have a ton of work ahead of me with scanning and processing. Keep an eye out for some new images in the near future. Also, an acute eye will notice that there is only one color image in this collage. So yes…I shot only one sheet of 8×10 Velvia 50 on my entire trip to the Eastern Sierras, and it came out great. I can’t wait to work on it.
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Alabama Hills, California

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in Instagram | No Comments
Alabama Hills, California

Sunrise in the Alabama Hills, CA. This was shot with a Toyo 8×10 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Salton Sea, CA

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Color, Film, Instagram, Landscape, Large Format | No Comments
Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at sunrise of dead trees in the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Toyo 8×10 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Salton Sea, CA

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Color, Film, Instagram, Landscape, Large Format | No Comments
Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Zone VI 8×10 view camera on Fuji Velvia 50. .
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Playa Del Rey, California

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in Color, Film, Instagram, Landscape, Large Format | No Comments
Playa Del Rey, California

Long exposure of storm drain into the Pacific Ocean in Playa Del Rey, California. This drain is not typically exposed as much as it is here. But due to heavy storms that year, a lot of sand was washed away which uncovered the S-curve. This was shot with a Zone VI 8×10 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

View from high up Little Cowhole Mountain in the Mojave National Preserve with Soda Springs Lake off in the far distance on the right. Shot with a Toyo 8×10 view camera.
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Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

This scene was photographed at Government Holes in Mojave National Preserve with a Toyo 8×10 view camera.
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