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    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. […]

    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

    Hidden Oil
    Hidden Oil

    Behind this classically Californian Cadillac is a facade, keeping oil pumps hidden and forgotten from the public eye. (You can see the spacing in the bricks to keep the building ventilated.) Officially, these derricks are not supposed to emit any odors or chemicals, but there always seems to be the sharp smell of oil in […]

    Dogs, Bikes, Long Beach
    Dogs, Bikes, Long Beach

    This is #LongBeach If ya’ll like more of this then you’re gonna LOVE what’s coming this weekend.

    RIP Batman, Adam West Memorial, Downtown Los Angeles
    RIP Batman, Adam West Memorial, Downtown Los Angeles

    Citizens gather at Los Angeles city hall to pay their respects to Adam West, #thebatman

    “A Sea of Ass” – World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles
    "A Sea of Ass" - World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles

    A sea of ass. World Naked Bike Ride LA#wnbrla #wnbr #steelisreal #losangeles #nakedbikeride #lotsofass

    Desert Bloom: Flowers of Joshua Tree National Park
    Desert Bloom: Flowers of Joshua Tree National Park

    I still have a few handmade copies of my small book of photographs of flowers in Joshua Tree National Park ($10). Click link in bio or the store on my website for now info. DM me to custom order prints, I promise that’s not expensive. #artforsale #joshuatree #joshuatreenps

    Oil’s True Cost

    The true cost of oil is unseen.and until we reach a point of 100% sustainability, we should see ourselves as parasites on this planet.

    Walking Shipwreck Trail in Palos Verdes, CA
    Walking Shipwreck Trail in Palos Verdes, CA

    An unexpected shark sighting on Shipwreck Trail in Palos Verdes.

    Blunts and Big Fat Dummy’s
    Blunts and Big Fat Dummy's

    “Still Dizzy” with blunts and the “Big Fat Dummy” #steelisreal #bigfatdummy #surly #lariver #bluntinhand

    Christian Soldiers in America’s Fight for Theocracy

    The true face of #sharialaw in America and the greatest threat to our democracy is the Christian Theocrat. Seeing this photograph I made from the recent Pro-Trump rally in Seattle and remembering the Christian overtones and warlike atmosphere reminded me of this song we sang in church, a song that I sometimes led the congregation […]

    Change of Weather
    Change of Weather

    It’s good to be home, the weather here is so nice. From Rochester’s cold to Seattle’s misty rains, it’s nice to have the sun and ocean breeze again. #longbeach #lbc