When you breathe in FOG.

I really, really adore black and white. It has the ability to strip down the photo to its bare essentials, leaving our eyes drawn to the subject and the contrast in the complexity AND simplicity of a colorless medium. I think it gives off emotions that color cannot replicate.

Here are a couple recent black and whites from Mt. Tam.

Eerie.


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Shot with: 50mm 1.8

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When you breathe in FOG.

Happy Holla Days from the City

A little Christmas spirit in San Francisco… on a double decker tour bus!

I rarely do touristy things in San Francisco since I grew up around here, but this was a great first experience that was blended in with some nostalgia. From the Macy’s in union square (although this year was filled with a lot of distracting messy views of construction around) to the Embarcadero Building Center Lights to the views from Treasure Island, it only needed some white snow to top it off!


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SIX more days until Christmas. Continue on with the non-stop Christmas music, Christmas light shows, and bottomless hot chocolate.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays Holla Days, and Happy New Year!


Shot with: 50mm 1.8

Happy Holla Days from the City

#TheFutureisWatching

You know that saying, “Normal is boring”? Well, this shows you what that doesn’t look like.

My dude Toreno (whom I shot with earlier in this blog) hit me up this summer asking to do a fashion shoot for him and his friend Jasko, who designs and embroiders his own clothing, and his friend Dav. These jawns are WILD and they’re guaranteed to turn your head all around. I’ll just stop trying to describe it and you can check for yourself.


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This was the first time I got to bring out the super duper wide angle and it is ridiculously wide. Emphasis on the w  i  d  e. It made it effortless to capture everything around the subject, and sometimes a little too much around the subject. The hardest part for me was composing with the wide angle and isolating the subject because I was so used to the 50mm perspective, but it was a new challenge (and challenges are a MUST in the world of fotografie) and absolutely fun to experiment with new focal lengths to stretch my “eye”.

I think the 35mm is the best length for this portrait and street mix.

ALSO, I can confirm after this shoot that yellow is my favorite color.


Stylist – Toreno: @toreno__

Designer – Jasko: @le_bosniaq

Model – Dav: @gameover_young


Shot with: 50mm 1.8, 14-24 2.8

#TheFutureisWatching

Pink Potatoes and Green Spaghetti

What happens when you put talented creatives, hipster millenials, wacky families, and hyper kids together?

Some BTS of the short film Solano Community Church is making for the upcoming Christmas season… This is the beautiful result of a church coming together to create. What a blessing it is to be a part of the process… (or Process?)



Stay tuned for the film!


Shot with: Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.4, 24-70 2.8

Pink Potatoes and Green Spaghetti

Johnny Yoon Music Video Debut PARTY!

A Johnny Yoon original!

My friend Johnny had a release event for his new single “If I Had a Day” and a music video debut a couple weeks ago featuring Miguel Castuera of Before the Brave, and Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told. Here is a glimpse of the beauty that happened that night:


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See the music video produced by Tim Ouyang: If I Had a Day

Story behind the song: https://johnnyfromcostarica.tumblr.com/

Shout out to Johnny on his wonderful new single and music video.


Artists:

      Miguel Castuera – @miguelcastuera, Soundcloud

      Tim Ouyang – @timbetold

      Johnny Yoon – @yoonjohnny, YoutubeSoundcloud

Venue: SoDoI Coffee House


Shot with: 50mm 1.8

Johnny Yoon Music Video Debut PARTY!

Wedding Photographers Should Dress Up Too.

This is a rant. It is a rant on wedding photographer attire.

One of the things I love to do at weddings and receptions is observe and learn from photographers and videographers when I am just an attendee. My eyes follow their actions and movements, the expensive glass they attach to their big camera bodies, the gun holster looking leather straps they use, and the way they move around and interact with their surroundings. This weekend was slightly different.

I attended my aunt’s wedding and the wedding photographer was wearing a baseball cap, a pair of Nike Roshe Runs, a pair of black pants (thankfully they weren’t yoga pants or sweat pants), and I think a track jacket? The cap Lol. I was so surprised with how casual the fit was. It seemed like a wedding CASUALty to me (ok, I’m stretching). It wasn’t even business casual. But hey, at least they weren’t shorts.

So I thought, what should wedding photographers wear exactly?

Photo peeps definitely need to feel comfortable and move around without any hitch in their step, but I think they also need to blend into their environment. I haven’t seen or read many guidelines about this, and I feel like the proper attire for photographers are quite loose so there is adequate room for movement and bending, but where is the line?

If you feel differently or agree, comment below or something.

Wedding Photographers Should Dress Up Too.