Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Few Clips

Posting a few clips from some Corporate and News assignments over the last 2 Months. Thanks for having a look!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pacific Crest Trail(for The Wall Street Journal)

Spent the day photographing hikers starting the Pacific Crest Trail at the Southern Terminus along the U.S. Mexico Border in Campo, CA for The Wall Street Journal(here's a link to the story). We met a group of hikers the night before in San Diego as they came into town from all over the world. They stayed at the home of Sandy and Barney Mann who are Trail Angels and were fed a great meal, given advice and tips on hiking the trail, listened to stories and had tents set up in their backyard. We then met the next morning where myself the the writer followed them to the trail head, or Southern Terminus as it is called. It was neat meeting the hikers and hearing the various reason's why they were embarking on such a long trip. I mean, in this fast paced, money driven culture we live in, who can afford to take 7 Months off to go hike in the wilderness. Well, there seems to be a few types. First, there are recent college grads who were taking time after getting out of school and in between getting a job and settling down, second, there were your retirees. Folks who's kids were out of the house and had built up income or retirement savings. Then there are your people who have battled debilitating diseases, such as Cancer, and have won and now have a new lease on life. And finally, there are your career changers, people who quit their miserable jobs, take off 6-7 months and then go back and change careers. There were also a few lucky ones who had great bosses and let them take the time off. In any event, it seems like a really great thing to get out and see the world and live a bit closer to nature and find yourself as well as test your limits.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Above the Drought(for Getty Images)

Got the opportunity to fly over parts of San Diego County to capture images of our ever-shrinking water supply. It's a neat perspective from up high because you see just how dependent we are on water to keep our lawns green and pools filled and Oranges and Lemons hanging from our trees. When we are in the confines of our yards, we just see Green. When see it from above, you realize it's all just a charade. We have rows of homes that have these neat little square/rectangular plots of color juxtaposed against patches of brown, dry, dead plots of uninhabited land. I mean, we all know it, we just work to hide it by planting shrubs and building walls to keep the brown stuff out of site. I think the days of this unending supply are coming to an end and we will eventually have to get creative and come up with better solutions. We've been at it looking for alternative energy sources so I see no reason we can't do it for water(i.e. desalination) So far I've seen some neat Xeriscape designs, companies that paint lawns green and turf that is starting to look pretty close to the real thing. In any event, I have no doubt California will come up with something. We have a lot of crazy, brilliant, wealthy, tree hugging folks out here that i believe will come up with a series of solutions.