Friday, December 14, 2007

New Multimedia!

Food and history 'meat' during the "Winters Feast". Part of an ongoing project with producer Josh Lehman, exploring the culture of the Renaissance Fair community.

Click here --> Winters Feast

Monday, November 19, 2007

King Pan

Last Saturday I photographed the 12th annual King Pan festival at the Iu Mien cultural center in Oakland. An indigenous southeast Asian people, the Iu Mien are culturally similar to the larger and more politically active Hmong, and have faced centuries of oppression under the Chinese government. Obviously, I'm still learning about the history. But it was fun to take the pictures, and I got to try raw ground beef salad. It was excellent.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ren-Faire Food

I photographed the food preparation and consumption for St. Andrews Royal Order of Noble Scots' annual Winters Feast. All dishes were prepared in a simple and historically correct method, and the quantities of meat were, um, large. Still working on a final edit, but here are a couple that caught my eye.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Dia de los muertos

I photographed the procession through the mission district last Friday. Lately I've been enamored with the engravings of Jose Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican artist from the early 20th/late 19th century. His work was running through my mind as I made these images. I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What I've been up to

So school has seriously been kicking my ass for the past month or so, hence a severe drop off in post frequency. However, below are a couple things I've photographed recently, some for the magazine, some just for fun. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Western Addition - The healing process

Last Friday, 13 September, community leaders from the Fillmore and Western Addition joined the youth of Plaza East housing projects for an afternoon barbecue, sponsored by the grassroots organization Open Arms. It was a relaxing and positive evening.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Work from Mexico

From August 18-30, I was working with nine other photographers in a small town in Northern Mexico, teaching photography workshops for the children of the town. The project was conceived and funded by the San Francisco based non-profit Project Luz. Please support them in their mission to enrich young peoples lives through art education.

Here are the first scans from some of the portraits and street scenes I shot in the town. More will be posted soon.


Friday, August 10, 2007

More from the Willits Ren Faire

Here are some more shots from two weeks ago at the Renaissance Faire in Willits, CA. This weekend is the Pittsburgh Faire, so stay tuned for those.

That's Tamra, holding a lockett she carries with a pictures her son Brian at his baptism -- at a Ren Faire. Brian, who is now officially a Duke, is a Faire Brat. And so is Tamra's other child, Kimberly. These friendly and outgoing people epitomize the familial nature of Faire community.

Alan and Judy are leather workers based in Willits. They travel to Faires around the region, selling their wares.

Sailing Diptych

Put this together today -- Two shots of the Italian team recovering after capsize.

World FJ Championships

Last Friday, August 3, I photographed the FJ World Championship sailing race, held off of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. Here are some pictures of the sailors readying their boats.

Japanese Sailors: These guys are awesome.

And now out on the water, which was rough. It was a struggle to keep my gear dry, much less compose and focus.