Venice Beach, CA

If there’s time, I love to hit Venice Beach straight from landing at LAX to get acclimatized deep into those sweet Cali vibes asap. Here are some 35mm pics from last week where we did just that. xo

Cali Travelogue Part Nine: Midoil

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Driving north on the I-5 from L.A. to Monterey I stumbled into the epic territory of Midoil. Just as its name would suggest, Midoil is the town at the centre of a massive swath of thirsty birds dipping their heads into the earth over and over again to the soundtrack of a steady creaking groan that might be the earth suffering in protest. It is an incredible rape of the land. This is the cost of driving. A cop rolled by to see what I was up to as I was taking photographs in the field. He left quickly though and allowed me to continue shooting. I was surprised at the lack of security in the facility what with so much liquid gold flowing through the space, but also grateful as now I get to share this eerie landscape with all of you. x

Cali Travelogue Part Eight: Apple Pie Ridge

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July4th2015-60July 4th 2015 shot on a very special old roll of 35mm film that created the root effect in these photographs. xo

Viola Gardens.

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Viola Gardens is growing fast! If you would like to help the business grow please write a review on Yelp or Houzz. xo

Cali Travelogue Part Five: Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley-3Carmel Valley-1Carmel Valley-4Carmel Valley-2On a recent trip to Carmel for the Carmel Bach Festival the sunset in the valley took my breath away. Here’s proof. xo