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    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, 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

    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 […]

    A Surly Big Fat Dummy + Great American Solar Eclipse
    A Surly Big Fat Dummy + Great American Solar Eclipse

    Sunset w Bae. Our first off-roading adventure together in Madras, Oregon. Getting ready to see the Great American Eclipse the next morning. Found this road back to town just as the sun was setting. I haven’t been in this town since my cross.l country bike ride seven years ago. #eclipse2017 #madrasoregon #madras #mtjefferson #oregondesert #offroad […]