• Posted on July 17, 2012
Disney Concert Hall

Of Metal and Music

From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the legendary Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry and new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles. Captured at 50mm f/2.0 with [...]

  • Posted on February 22, 2012
CagedLight2

Caged Light (2/2)

This is image number two of the “Caged Light” photo series for Restoration Hardware; taken in the late-afternoon using available sunlight. There are many wonderful films still in production today, but one of the sharpest is Kodak Professional 400 T-max. Sadly, Kodachrome, which was my personal favorite for color, is no longer available. Twenty-four opportunities [...]

  • Posted on February 22, 2012
CagedLight1

Caged Light (1/2)

This is image one of the “Caged Light” photo series for Restoration Hardware. Always keep your eyes open and examine the world around you; sometimes all it takes is to look. I’ve always been drawn to vintage inspired items: handcrafted daily objects such as books, tools, phonographs, telephones, etc. All figments of the past, persevereing [...]

  • Posted on February 17, 2012
Washington Arch

Cloudscape

In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as president of the United States, a large plaster and wood Memorial Arch was constructed over Fifth Avenue just north of Washington Square Park. The temporary plaster and wood arch was so popular that in 1892 a permanent marble arch, designed by the New York [...]

  • Posted on February 06, 2012
Surf CA

Surf CA

Bluff Cove resides on the California coastline near a rock beach below the former Haggerty Manor estate. Haggerty’s, which includes a little reef and boneyard surf breaks is also home to a variety of nature trails along the Pacific Ocean. Shipwreck Trail and the Smuggler’s Cove hike are two popular options for adventurous cliff walkers [...]

  • Posted on January 19, 2012
Wave Swinger

Pier at Dusk

Silly Symphony Swings is a “wave swinger” located at Paradise Pier. Sometimes referred to as a swing carousel, the fairground extravaganza is a variation on the carousel that moves riders in an oscillating, wavelike motion as the carousel’s top rises telescopically, tilting at its peak, flinging riders of young and old into the cool breeze. [...]

  • Posted on January 17, 2012
World of Color

A World of Color

Walt Disney began hosting his own television show for ABC in 1954 in an unusual contract: Disney provided ABC with a weekly hour-long television program in exchange for funding for the construction of Disneyland. As a result, the television show was also originally named Disneyland. In 1961, the show moved to NBC and to take [...]

  • Posted on January 07, 2012
The Met

The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a renowned art museum in New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The building’s interior is a product of Beaux-Arts architecture, a neoclassical architectural style that expresses symmetry through sculptural decoration along conservative modern lines. The Met’s collection of [...]

  • Posted on January 04, 2012
Sea of Mustard

A Sea of Mustard

Palos Verdes Peninsula was the homeland of the Gabrieli├▒o Native Americans people for thousands of years. Their first contact with Europeans was in 1542 with Juan Cabrillo, the Portuguese explorer who also was the first person to write about them. During certain times of the year, a sea of wild mustard plants can be seen [...]

  • Posted on July 28, 2011
New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch colonial settlement that later became New York City. Early 20th century Dutch Revival buildings on S William Street in lower Manhattan recall the Dutch origins of the original settlers. However, the original 17th century architecture of New Amsterdam has completely vanished (affected by the fires of 1776 and 1835) [...]