Thursday, January 31, 2013


Had coffee for hours today with this wonderful woman. She is a single mother that has lived a brutal life. We have shared the most difficult moments in our lives together. I love you so much Mom.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


This is my friend Travis's fiancé Brea and their baby.


These are my grandparents and I am so grateful to have them. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


This another shot of Sean Carter. We went to Auburn to create some night photos, and I took this of him while we were hunting for a good shot. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013


This is Sean Carter and he is a 30 year old nerd. He is heavy into computer tech and video games.


This is one of my best friends, Justin Rowland, and his fiancĂ© Amanda. This is the beach in San Francisco where he proposed to her.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


It's Friday night, so I walked around the Mission looking for someone interesting to shoot. I found these two guys drinking beer in paper bags waiting outside a popular chinese food restaurant.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Stranger at the BART station. 


This is my cousin Michelle Silva. I just found out she lives in San Francisco, so we took a ride on the BART to find a good backdrop. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This is Kevin Harr. I met him today at 5:30 AM in front of a photography rental house that hasn't even opened yet. We were assistants on a photo shoot for a magazine.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013


This is Jesse Lendzion. He has an awesome "Union Made" style. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013


This is Liam and Mimzi Awtry. They got married in August of 2011 and they are so metal. 


This is Troy Mazen, and he is a nerd. He is a hardcore video game player and also plays roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013


This is Garret Van Vleck. He is widely known as an owner of an awesome bar in Sacramento called The Shady Lady. Honest and frank, if he doesn't like something he either says nothing or lets you know how it is.


This is my friend Ryan Hansen. He is a seasoned martial artist with a brown belt in a grappling style called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Ryan has had some encounters in life, one including being stabbed and another being hit over the head with a pint glass. Both ended with him in the ER.  If you look closely he has some scars on his face from the pint glass, and he is sporting a black eye from practicing Jiu Jitsu.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


This is my friend's girlfriend Michelle Sanders. They were in the Mission district tonight, so I took her to a nearby liquor store and had her hang out by the window for this shot.

Monday, January 14, 2013


This is Todd Swarthout.


This is Braden and Brenan, they are brothers that are two years apart. I think it's interesting to look at their differences and similarities.

Friday, January 11, 2013


This is Julie and she owns a rad record label. This is a Polaroid shot through a very old land camera. I'm dealing with some personal stuff so I'll write more later when I feel better.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I saw this man painting this building, and I loved how his orange jacket look against the blue sky and the green stripe. His name is Jon Sweeney and he is a painter.


Well I was so desperate for a photo today that I asked some  random guy to take his picture.He is just some random mystery dude.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


This is Anna Tsytsarina, she is 22 and moved to United States from Russia when she was 15. Now she lives in San Francisco and works at an ice cream shop called Humphry Slocombe.

Monday, January 7, 2013


 Today I shot with my friend Paul Beattie around San Francisco. We shot film all day. Mostly 35mm, but I also had one of my land cameras today. If you don't already know, Land is the company that invented the polaroid  picture, but they were bought out by Polaroid. These photos are all Fuji Instant Film that I scanned in. 
My portrait today is a girl that Paul and I randomly met while waiting at a cross walk. Her name is Nellie Bowles and she is a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle!! What an awesome find.


This is my friend Travis Mortz. This is his collection of film cameras dating back to the late 1800's. His favorites are a Hasselblad EL/M, a Linhof Technika, and a Contax IIa. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013


This is Kiel Adams, a 27 year old computer tech. He works for a mobile tech support company called Nerds on Call.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


This is Toby Porter, a 24 year old student at UC Davis. He is a nerd because he enjoys a card game called Magic: The Gathering. In fact, he loves the game and the characters in it so much that he even dressed as one of them at a convention, also know as cosplay. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is Johnny Richard.
He is a 24 year old Nerd. You may have seen him working at your local grocer. He enjoys playing a role playing game called Dungeons and Dragons that he plays with his closest friends. This RPG requires a rule book that is hundreds of pages long and a large imagination. Like Will, he also plays table top war games.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


This is the first Portrait of a series that I am starting. 
The series is going to be 3/4 portraits of people that are considered nerdy because of the hobbies they participate in. The idea is to remove them from their environments to see them by only their faces, and a black article of clothing.

This is Will Coburn. 
A 25 year old chef, and an avid player of table top games such as War Hammer. Table top games are war strategy games where you paint the pieces which you play your opponent with. Typically for hours.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


An hour after midnight on New Years at a random house party.