I met Boom, yes that’s his awesome name, years ago when I first starting my photography career in SF. He’s a lofi music making, skating, SF dude who’s also a full time model. He’s always had such great energy on shoots that I wanted to spend an overcast morning skating around his home in Ocean Beach, SF to capture more about him than a fashion story. The amazing stylist Annie Palmiotto styled the shoot pulling looks inspired by skate culture with brands like Roark and Stussy. Here’s the images from that morning!
I had the opportunity to shoot the new merchant and consumer advertisements for PayPal’s new feature Instant Transfer. It was shot over two days, five production days total, in Portland with a weekend turnaround time. Thanks to the amazing team at Swift and PayPal for making this all come together so well and having me on board to shoot.
Here’s a few BTS snaps from our shoot days.
One of my favorite assignments lately was spending three days to photograph the ten best cocktails in San Francisco for San Francisco magazine. The restaurants included Angler, Lazy Bear, Curio, Pearl 6101, True Larrel, and many more. Shooting cocktails is something that I’d never done before but I’m very excited how this project turned out, which ended up being eight pages of print in the issue.
I was really excited when San Francisco Magazine came to me to shoot and recreate scenes from the Steve McQueen movie “Bullit” with Ford’s 50th anniversary version of the famous mustang. We only had an hour with the car but we drifted and drove all over SF to shoot some great dragged shots of the car. Shout out to the managing editor, Ian Stewart, for driving the car around and looking like a badass while doing so.
Here are a few outtakes from the shoot that didn’t end in print.
My assistant, Marc Estrada, and I made a quick little video while we were shooting as well.
I had the opportunity to spend two weeks traveling around Japan with my best buddy Lucas and it was a place that I had no experience with before. The only way I can sum up Tokyo is by this little writing I did while there.
"Packed into a city like matches in a box. The salary man heading home after a long days work mixed by yakitori and sake. Chefs preparing the days catch for the wandering people just outside the door. Motorists whizzing by the crosswalk to make their deliveries. What I expected of Japan was not what I found. The city full of 39 million people made a beautiful stage for the solidarity of the people I witnessed in their own bubble. Alone in their day to wander free in their minds. I wondered what story they were playing out. By themselves they were my Tokyo wallflowers."