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Jul 30, 2012

Melanie Gideon & Ben Rewis

Oakland writer Melanie Gideon and husband Ben Rewis on how they exchanged love letters via email in the 90s. Photographed for the Guardian Weekend magazine.

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Sándor Tarics is a champion

Jun 21, 2012

Portrait of Sándor Tarics

Favorite thing about my job is the people I get to meet. At 98, Sándor Tarics is the oldest living Olympic champion. In 1936 he won a gold medal with the Hungarian water polo team in Munich, when that looney dictator was in power. At a young age he moved to San Francisco where he worked as an engineer and architect. Still in excellent shape, with a sharp mind he has stories to share.

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JT Holmes

Jun 21, 2012

Portrait of JT HolmesJT Holmes

JT Holmes hails from Palo Alto, California but you can find him skiing, base jumping and flying in wingsuits all over the planet. Crazy stuff, as you can see in this video. Always been very fascinated by it and wonder who has the guts and confidence to try this out for the first time. I traveled up to Squaw Valley to take his portrait and he tells the story about losing his best friend while jumping off a mountain to the Guardian Weekend magazine.

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Studio Visit: Kevin E. Taylor

May 12, 2012

Kevin Taylor in his San Francisco studio with paintings

A visit with artist Kevin Earl Taylor in his studio in downtown San Francisco. His show Kounter Pärt opens tonight at Guerrero Gallery and runs through June 02, 2012.

Paint brushes and skull

KevinTaylor painting on easelpaint brush

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A trip to Alcatraz with George DeVincenzi

May 10, 2012

George DeVincenzi on AlcatrazGeorge DeVincenzi on Alcatraz

Took the ferry out to Alcatraz with George DeVincenzi who was a prison guard there in the 50s. It was a perfectly rainy day, setting the mood and George had lots of great stories to share about his time on the island. He used to play checkers with the Birdman of Alcatraz and they had all kind of parties for staff and their families, including Halloween. I’m just hoping that when I get to be George’s age I’ll be this agile and energetic. Read up about him in the Finacial Times Magazine.

George DeVincenzi in Finacial Times Magazine

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Studio visit: Brian Kane

May 10, 2012

Portrait of furniture designer Brian Kane for Wall Street Journal

A studio visit with furniture designer Brian Kane. This was an assignment for the Wall Street Journal and my shortest commute ever, Brian’s studio is just down the street from me in the Mission. Lots of interesting backdrops to choose from since he starts his designs with pen and paper and also fabricates prototypes in his workshop. It’s very likely you’ve sat on one of his creations before, a lot of his designs can be found in public spaces. The orange Swoop chair is super comfortable and beautiful, you can see the large sketch of the design in the background. Read the whole story here.

Portrait of furniture designer Brian KaneInside of the workshop of furniture designer Brian Kane

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Patrick Blanc in Dwell Outdoor magazine

May 3, 2012

Patrick Blanc in Dwell Outdoor magazine

Re-visited the green wall that Patrick Blanc installed at the Drew School in San Francisco. Took my bicycle on that shoot and Dwell magazine re-used portraits I took from an earlier shoot for their special outdoor issue. Now that’s what I call green …except maybe for that pile of paper it’s printed on.

Patrick Blanc's green wall at Drew School

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Justin Torres for Guardian Weekend magazine

Mar 29, 2012

I always enjoy getting assignments from European magazines, especially the Guardian Weekend. Interesting subjects, they give room to photography and always pick my favorites from the shoot. For their last issue I photographed writer Justin Torres. Though I didn’t get a chance to read his debut novel “We the Animals” it has been on my radar for a while since I spotted it as a staff pick in various bookstores. In this non-fiction piece he tells his story of coming out and you can read the full text here.

Two more portraits from the shoot:

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Studio Visit: Alice Shaw

Mar 29, 2012

Alice Shaw

San Francisco artist Alice Shaw photographed in her home studio. I highly recommend to see her solo show “Landscape Update” which is currently showing at Gallery 16 through April 21.

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Drew Houston of Dropbox

Mar 28, 2012

For a recent cover of MIT’s Technology Review magazine.

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Portrait show at SFMOMA Artists Gallery

Jan 9, 2012

Coming up this weekend is the opening reception for a portrait show that I’m participating in with Claire Pasquier & Kim Frohsin. Claire has been connecting with a variety of people from all over the world for over a year and painted their portraits. Kim focuses on portraying people through objects and numbers in her paintings. I’ve some new work and portraits that I’ve never printed before.

The opening is Saturday, Jan 14 from 1-3 PM at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason {directions}.
Show runs from January 12 through February 23, 2012. More info here.

Come on out and say hello. It’ll be a sunny afternoon out by the water. Plus the Friends of the Library have a great bookstore across the street that’s always worth a visit.

 

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El Bret Treble CD

Jan 6, 2012

El Bret Treble Controlled CD cover

For the design of his debut CD El Bret Treble pulled images from my tumblr blog and I love how the package came out. Plus he used one of my faves on the cover, taken on a road trip right before hitting Sacramento. Check out and listen to the fantastic electronic tunes of El Bret Treble on his website. More fauxloraids on my tumblr blog tiny signs of big unrest.

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Prith Banerjee at Hewlett-Packard

Jan 6, 2012

Prith Banerjee of Hewlett-Packard

All that wood paneling gave it a slight Mad Men feel. No surprise that the old offices of Hewlett and Packard are preserved as a museum. Prith Banerjee is the head of research at HP, his portrait captured for Technology Review.

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Academic ink

Nov 24, 2011

Portrait of Philip von Doetinchem

One great thing about my job is getting to peek into labs where scientists tinker with stuff that’s way over my head but totally sparks my curiosity. I wasn’t even aware that UC Berkeley has a Space Sciences Laboratory but Philip von Doetinchem works there on the measurements of cosmic rays. This was for a story for German magazine Zeit Campus about academics and tattoos.

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Reed Hastings of Netflix for New York Times Magazine

Nov 24, 2011

Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix

Not very much liked by the american consumer, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix photographed on plain white for the Talk section of The New York Times Magazine. I’ve to say that Netflix streaming is an amazing deal and good companion during late night editing jobs. Just supplement it with rentals from your local video store and you’re all set to avoid the popcorn munching crowds.

 

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