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    Sunset View of West Tucson, Arizona

    Sunset View of West Tucson, Arizona

    A view of West Tucson, Arizona, from Javelina Rocks at Saguaro National Park (East)

    Organ Pipe National Monument and the Story of Park Ranger Kris Eggle

    Organ Pipe National Monument and the Story of Park Ranger Kris Eggle

    At the entrance to Victoria Mine2.85 miles from the US – Mexican border On August 9, 2002, near this area, 28-year-old Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle along with a group US Border Patrol Agents were attempting to apprehend two armed men fleeing the Mexican authorities by crossing into the Organ Pipe National Monument. One suspect […]

    Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert

    Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert

    “They stood alone and heralded the dawn;Gaunt shadowsEtched upon a rimThat tore the jagged edge of day. They stood like phantoms grim,Within a world alone,Upon a lonely way. With muzzles pointed toward the stars now dimIn dawn’s first undertone,They filled the sleeping skyWith eerie wails. Each dismal cryCame drifting on the winds, Borne through the […]

    Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People

    Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People

    A hot spring oasis near Death Valley, fed by the elusive Amargosa River. (Amargosa, Spanish for bitter.) This land was inhabited by the nomadic Paiute people, who lived in the desert climate of the Colorado Basin to Southern California, and Northern Arizona. The Paiute people had first made contact with Spanish explorers in 1776 while […]

    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 […]

    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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