Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

I just saw the social network and was struck how spot on Jesse Eisenberg's performance was. I have photographed Zuckerberg a couple times and found him to be incredibly shy and withdrawn. The first time I shot him I think they had three employees. Here is a shot from a couple years ago.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Second Short

I shot a second short this week . A bit more complicated with some car to car jib shots and a little crane move. In the middle of the edit now.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Slogging through Final Cut Pro and have run through four different rounds of editing. I feel like I am getting close.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

First Short

I shot my first short last week and really enjoyed the process. I have spent the last month casting, story boarding and location scouting.

The process was not as difficult as I expected but certainly a challenge. I found myself dealing with the same issues I have dealt with since I fist picked up a camera. Waiting for light. Putting the subject within a frame. But with motion I had to think about how all the shots would fit together and also had to think about the camera moving.

Mike Sugrue has been super helpful throughout and has always been willing to answer any questions I had no matter how simple minded they were. Archibald was there on day of the shoot and stuck it out on a very long day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Project: Endangered

New project

I just started a new ice project. I tried to make them myself but was not happy with the result so I had San Francisco Ice work on them. Stay tuned for the results.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

LeBron, Steve Jobs and my man servant

I was packing up a bunch of film and came across a whole stack of polaroid books. For years every time I shot a job I put a polaroid in a note book and ended up with dozens of books before switching to shooting mostly digital. I opened one up today and came across a week in early 2004 that looked especially fruitful. Lebron and Steve Jobs in same week though I don't remember having a personal man servant that year.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Flower Meat Finals

I need to come up with a better name for this series. The butcher of barrows rd or meat field both miss the mark. For now I working on making a promo card, an ad, an emailer and updating website with new work.

The Giant Conversation

I just got this early jpeg back from the retoucher. I am trying to decide whether to finish this image or not. I sent it to a friend and he said it "looked like a job that turned out good enough for the client". Not much of an endorsement I must say.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Shooting Parts

We finally had a break in the weather where we can start putting together parts of a couple images we are working on.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Green Eyed Monster: John Clang


Top of the food chain

Last week I went to Chinatown in search of a fish to photograph. I had two of my girls with me. We walked into a large market on 12th street here in Oakland.

Each customer seemed intent on handling each and every piece of fish laid out on huge beds of ice before making a final selection which invariably turned out to be the initial fish fingered many minutes earlier.

I have observed this phenomenon years ago at Macys. I once saw a woman methodically unfold and examine every shirt on a four by eight foot table stacked 8 shirts high before heading off empty handed.

I guess it is just cultural. I have on more than one occasion come precipitously close to getting my hand slapped for almost making physical contact with a piece of fruit at a Parisian peddler’s stall. I think they would have been only mildly more offended if I had attempted to take a crap on the apples.

At the fish market we decided to have a look around and came upon large tanks filled with all kinds of crustaceans, fish and amphibians. We rounded the corner and saw a squat man with rubber boots all dressed in white beating two giant catfish the size of small dogs to death with a wooden dowel. The girls were fascinated by what they saw. They were not afraid nor were they giddy. They just stared while they held hands.