Before They

Jimmy Nelson is a monster. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he’s a monster of photography and art and culture. I mean that in a nice respectful way, I promise.

Dove gets it.

Dove gets it. I swore off the liquify tool last year when the AMA declared Photoshop was bad for your health. I still spot heal, but I think that not only should photographers be able to

Julie & Ryan

I’m still thinking about this wedding. Julie and Ryan are one of those couples who exude togetherness. To anyone around, its quite obvious that they’re meant for each other. It’s hard to explain, but they just fit. It’s romantic and sappy perhaps, but I believe there is true love and I’ll go on the record…

Will and Jenn

These two people live far away from me, but somehow distance doesn’t separate us. I’m from Georgia originally. Will and I were in our first band together. We went to high school together. So when I heard that Will and Jenn got engaged I was beside myself with happiness. Will was one of my groomsmen…

Burning Man & The Great Ticket Shortage of 2012

Today, the Burning Man Organization will announce its new policies regarding tickets to this year’s event. Growth, permit concerns and an aging ticket system has taken its toll and has caused, what many burners see as a huge disaster. Many of the amazing and mind-blowing art and projects that makes Burning Man what it is…

Meant to Be – Jonathan & Charity’s Wedding

Jonathan and Charity are some of our closest and dearest friends, so you can imagine how elated we were when we found out they were getting married. These two are meant for each other. It’s not every day some of your best friends get married in a mind-blowing building built in 1929 in Santa Barbara,…

Pep Bonet -emerging photographer

I love an artform where you’re called “young” at 36. I’m actually 36 + I’m a photographer = I’m still young. There it is: proof that I’m young in equation form. Jokes aside, Pep Bonet is the real deal. This is a great interview with a very talented photojournalist. Worth 7 minutes of your time…

The End of an Era

Steve McCurry took the above image on Kodachrome in 1984. The last Kodachrome developing machine in the world will be shutting down at the end of the today. Forever. If you’re like me, born in the mid seventies, then you mark one of the last generations to grow up with that look and feel of…

100 year old COLOR photographs and Gary Vaynerchuk says quit your job

An article at Boston.com features color photographs taken by a Russian Tsar’s photographer,  Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. This amazing photo was taken 20 years before conventional color film was invented. Prokudin-Gorskii used the three-color process developed by James Clerk Maxwell. Some astrophotographers still use this process today. I hope I’m not the only one that thinks…

Kill Bill Church and more faces

Heather and I have been meaning to to head out to the East side of town to explore the church where Beatrix Kiddo was (almost) murdered. If you’re a Tarantino fan like I am, you’ll recognize the place. This lovely church featured in Kill Bill pt. 1 has been on our list of locations for…