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Photography

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

#thomasfire

#thomasfire

#thomasfire

#thomasfire

#thomasfire

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%) […]

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

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

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

Helicopters take flying low and dropping water from a reservoir onto the #creekfire. Reports indicate 0% containment and at least a few more days of heavy Santa Ana gusts. #firecreek #lafire #losangelesfire #wildfire

Fire crews working hard throughout the night, keeping flames away from homes. #creekfire #lafire #losangelesfire #wildfire

Embers burn as flames come against neighborhoods in North Los Angeles #creekfire #lafire #firephotography #wildfire

Embers burn as flames come against neighborhoods in North Los Angeles #creekfire #lafire #firephotography #wildfire

Embers burn as flames come against neighborhoods in North Los Angeles #creekfire #lafire #firephotography #wildfire

I had the honor of photographing the food as well. As the opening ceremony for the US flagship branch of Yang Braised Chicken. Since it’s beginning in 2011, Yang’s has grown to over 6,000 stores and has opened its first restaurant in Australia earlier this year. They make only this dish and serve it until […]

I had the honor of photographing the food as well. As the opening ceremony for the US flagship branch of Yang Braised Chicken. Since it’s beginning in 2011, Yang’s has grown to over 6,000 stores and has opened its first restaurant in Australia earlier this year. They make only this dish and serve it until […]

Magic Rope and Tumbleweed
Magic Rope and Tumbleweed

Magic rope and tumbleweed (When you go through your edit and you find the photo you should have made as your select but instead went with a different one, you photographers know the struggle. I made this photograph at Folsom Street Fair in SF. I’ve been going through my gay street photos over the years. […]

Mona Mondaze
Mona Mondaze

Mona Mondaze. I had a wonderful and inspiring weekend at #geekfestla. My big take away was the reminder to embrace transition instead of being fearfully paralyzed by it. Looking forward to what this next year will bring for me personally and professionally. Thank you to all my friends and new people I met, and of […]

Howl’oween Dog Parade, Long Beach, CA
Howl'oween Dog Parade, Long Beach, CA

#howloween #dogsoflongbeach #longbeachdogs #lbc #longbeach #theshining #dogcostume #redrum

Catalina Island Buccaneer Days, Rest Stop
Catalina Island Buccaneer Days, Rest Stop

Went from wasteland weekend to Catalina Island’s Buccaneer Weekend. No camera, just some time to swim and hang out on other people’s boats. Back home now and will be posting more wasteland images. I’ll be selling a limited number of Wasteland pocket books, you’ll see more about that later. I hope you’ll consider buying one. […]

Back Home, Obligatory Mona Post
Back Home, Obligatory Mona Post

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Vegan.TV
Vegan.TV

Something I saw while biking. Maybe science can help us discontinue animal suffering and still provide my lizard brain with a delicious burger. #abandonedtv #veganism

A snap back to Rochester, NY
A snap back to Rochester, NY

Film scan from my days living in #RochesterNY. I was midway through my education at RIT studying photojournalism. Me and my friend Nimai just finished driving across the US. I miss these Rochester days, and I miss my community, my friends and just feeling connected. Now I live in Long Beach and it’s nice, but […]