Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blog On The Run

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Venice Beach Freakshow

             The article I photographed on Todd Ray's Venice Beach Freakshow for The U.K.'s Bizarre Magazine is out on the stands this month. I had a blast shooting this one. Todd's a quite a character and a bona-fide southern gentleman. The Super Freaks are an amazing bunch. It was super cool to shoot Murrugun again too.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Adrian and Masa

On the Train to Yokohama. I made it with my Bronica. Ah la la la la la la

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Back To Japan

I'm on my way back to Japan for a few days. Adrian and Masa have lined up a couple of heavies in the world of Japanese tattooing who are kind enough to allow me to photograph their work. This next book is going to be a monster...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Legalize It?

This one's a collaboration Between John and myself. We shot this yesterday (4/20) at his studio. This November, Californians will vote (Ok, realistically, it'll be about half the Californians that go to the trouble to actually vote) on a ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana. If it passes, I'm buying stock in Twinkies.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Manitoba and roma tomatoes

Jalapeno and green bell peppers.  There's also basil and cilantro mixed in there but they have yet to sprout. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Promo Cards

New promo cards went out last week. If you didn't get one, hit me up.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jim Marshall RIP

I'm sad to say that Jim Marshall Died yesterday. Jim was a legend in the world of rock and roll photography. I had the pleasure of meeting, and photographing him last year when he spoke here in town. He will be missed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


 A condensed version of my website is now online for iPhones. You can check it out for your self simply but pointing your phone to If you're not an iPhoner, or you just can't get enough, you can see it on your computer at

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ruff Life

The San Diego Magazine cover story, photographed by yours truly, on the local beer scene is out on the stands this month. The plethora of great breweries and beer bars make San Diego  a beer lover's paradise. I must say, there's worse ways to make a living that hanging out in bars and breweries, drinking beer and taking pictures. A big thanks to everyone and the mag, the watering holes, and to the brewers. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inked Magazine

Inked Magazine, In their infinite wisdom, has called Bloodwork:Sleeves a "Must Read" and "the granddaddy of over-the-top cool tattoo books". It's in their March issue. Thanks Guys!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Japan Wrap Up

Aw Ma, is it really over? Yes, sadly it is. I'm back home now. The jet lag is more or less worn off and I'm slipping back into the grind. I have had a chance to browse through some of the 55 + GB of photos I shot throughout the trip, the lion's share of which remain top secret for the time being. I am able to share a few gems with everyone out there in blog land. These more or less sum up, at least to me, what was a great trip filled with good times, good friends, and good food. I'm so lucky to be able to work with such an amazing group of dedicated, talented, people. A big thanks goes out to everyone involved.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tower Records Shibuya Book Signing

Along with all the other goings on on this Japan trip we had a book signing for Bloodwork:Sleeves at the 9 story mega-complex that is Tower records in Shibuya, Tokyo. I always find it a bit odd when people ask me to autograph things.
It doesn't happen very often and when it does, it's a little embarrassing. That aside, I truly appreciate the support and will always sign what ever people want me to. In this case it was Adrian doing most of the pen work.
I was really hoping to get the story on why there was still a Tower Records in Japan when all the stores in the states have been shuttered for several years but no one I asked seemed to understand my questions so it remains a mystery.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bloodwork:Sleeves Osaka Exhibition

This past Saturday was the exhibition for Bloodwork:Sleeves at Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka, Japan.
There was a great turn out, several killer DJ's, and a mobile burger stand, named Critter Burger selling the "Three Tides Burger"

People seemed to dig the work.

And a good time was had by all. Big thanks to everyone at TTT for all the help and support over the years. Next show is this Saturday at Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bloodwork:Sleeves Osaka Set Up Time Lapse

Here's a quickie time lapse video, out of the G9, of the Bloodwork:Sleeves art show set up at Three Tides, Osaka Japan. Check it out full screen!

Sunday, January 31, 2010


I'm Getting excited to head back to Japan next week with the Analog Tattoo Crew.
Last time I was there was in 2006 for the Full Coverage exhibition.
This time around we're showing Bloodwork:Sleeves. It'll be up at 3 Tides in Osaka on February 6th, and at Tower Records in Tokyo on February 13th. We'll also be traveling to several top secret studios around Hokkaidō, beginning photography for the next Bloodwork book due out in 2011. I'll be blogging and posting photos as much as possible from the road. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pool Is Cool

Sergio lining up for the kill...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Toy

A few months ago I picked up this little beauty. It's a Bronica RF645 medium format rangefinder. That's right kids, It's a film camera. Beyond that, because it's a rangefinder,when you peer through the viewfinder you're not looking through the lens, as you would with a conventional SLR style camera. It's manual focus and manual winding. It dose have an aperture priority setting but that's a fancy as it gets. The "645" in the name means that the negs are 6cm X 4.5cm. They contain waaaay more detail then a 35mm neg and the overall look of the 65mm lens is super cool. I've shot it, along side the digital system, on several jobs now. In the right conditions I think it looks better then the digi. I'm hoping I can convince more clients to let me use it.
One of my favorite aspect of shooting like this is the way it makes me slow down and really concentrate on the pictures I'm trying to make. It reminds me why I got into photography in the first place.