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    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

    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

    Creek Fire
    Creek Fire

    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

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

    Embers at the Creek Fire
    Embers at the Creek Fire

    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 […]