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Wasteland Weekend 2018
Wasteland Weekend 2018

This Wasteland Weekend was not my first, but I had a lot of firsts at Wasteland 2018. This was the first year I was on “build crew.” It was very cool seeing the land turn from a nothing desert to a vibrant city from some uncertain future. I had a great time helping and learning […]

A Hike through Mormon Rocks
A Hike through Mormon Rocks

As a kid, I would often stare out the window, admiring the vast landscape. Often we’d be driving on Highway 138 through the Cajon Pass and I would see these amazing rocks jetting out of the earth. Pocketed with holes, I would imagine Native Americans hiding pottery and other treasures in the thousands of possible […]

Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest
Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest

Every year, I try to make it out to the annual Haute Dog Howloween Parade in Long Beach, CA. People from all over to show off their pups and to dress up for a chance to be silly and walk down the red carpet.  I love coming out and seeing the community of puppies and […]

Long Beach Pride Parade – 2018
Long Beach Pride Parade - 2018

A few photographs from 2018’s Long Beach Pride Parade.  

Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba
Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba

Yatu cactus, Arikok National Park, Aruba #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arikok #arikoknationalpark #yatu #yatucactus #hikearuba #sunrisehike #whyamiawake #firstlight

Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba
Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba

High up for sunrise in Arikok National Park, Aruba. This life-sized bonsai bush is the native Watapana. Thanks to the strong and always present trade winds, the watapana trees on the island all grow pointing the same direction. For this same reason, the hotels on the island are built along the leeward coast where the […]

Sailing, West Coast, Aruba
Sailing, West Coast, Aruba

West Coast, Aruba. #aruba #visitaruba #jit4aruba #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arashibeach #bocacatalina

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnivalaruba

Carnaval, Aruba
Carnaval, Aruba

#aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba

Moon Hike , Araki National Park
Moon Hike , Araki National Park

Sunrise on Aruba, loving the desert fauna. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

Arikok National Park, Aruba
Arikok National Park, Aruba

Sunrise hike to the tallest point in Aruba, Jamanota, a hill located in the Arikok National Park, 620ft above sea level. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

China Man Date Ranch, Death Valley

From my time in Death Valley Last week. #deathvalley #chinamanranch #chinaranch #desertsunset #tecopa

2017 Top Nine (According to You!)
2017 Top Nine (According to You!)

What a great year last year was. Hawaii to NY and everywhere in between. Thank you to my IG followers and the photojournalism community. 💕 Next year is going to be 💥

Smokey Sunrise over Ventura
Smokey Sunrise over Ventura

  Smokey Sunrise over Ventura #thomasfire #venturafire #SoCalFires #wildfires #firefighters #firesmoke

Thomas Fire Over Carpinteria
Thomas Fire Over Carpinteria

#thomasfire

Thomas Fire, Ventura
Thomas Fire, Ventura

With flames on each side, a house stands threatened in the foothills of Carpinteria. The fire crews say that if high winds appear, the fight would begin with roughly a ten minute warning. That’s why these crews from Anaheim and other cities camp in “defensible positions” to establish a boundary of containment. (Currently at 15%) […]

Rescue Workers and Thomas Fire
Rescue Workers and Thomas Fire

Under the glow of approaching flames, members of the Anaheim Fire Department set up their cots and get some rest. With slow winds there isn’t much to do but wait. #thomasfire #venturafire #anaheimfd #anaheimfirefighters #socalfire #calfire #southerncaliforniafire #socalfires #wildfires #wildfire

Horses and Thomas Fire in Ojai, CA
Horses and Thomas Fire in Ojai, CA

A horse calmly watches the Thomas fire as fire crews and prisoners frantically work hard, creating a break line from the encroaching flames. #thomasfire #thomasfireventura #wildfire #forestfire #ojaifire #ojai #venturacounty #firefighters #lospadresnationalforest #socalfire #socalfires #californiafires #horselife #binded #casitassprings

Thomas Fire
Thomas Fire

A motocyclist pulls over to take pictures on Highway 33, south of Oak View, as the Ventura fire encroaches onto nearby oil fields. #cafires #cafire #socalfires #wildfire #calfires #lafires #ventura fire #venturafires #venturacounty #firegfighters #forestfire #thomasfire #ojai #fillmore #lafire #venturacounty #venturacountyfire