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.