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2014-05-04 04:30:53 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

I have an interview on Monday morning with the New York Times for their LENS blog. I've been interviewed in the past, some short, some long. Some were an honor and some weren't. But this is a whole new level. My wife and I are enjoying a busy weekend with friends. We went to Disneyland yesterday and spent the night. Tomorrow we are going to the Cowboy festival in Santa Clarita. It's been a great way to help take the edge off - a distraction from my anxieties about Monday.

Though I still find time to daydream.

I was laying in bed 15 minutes ago, watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty again for the third time since Thursday. That was the night I got confirmation of the interview. Sometimes when it's late and I can't sleep, I get really drunk and watch a movie by myself while Jenny sleeps. It's probably not the healthiest way to unwind whatever is causing the... more »

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2014-05-04 04:30:53 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

I have an interview on Monday morning with the New York Times for their LENS blog. I've been interviewed in the past, some short, some long. Some were an honor and some weren't. But this is a whole new level. My wife and I are enjoying a busy weekend with friends. We went to Disneyland yesterday and spent the night. Tomorrow we are going to the Cowboy festival in Santa Clarita. It's been a great way to help take the edge off - a distraction from my anxieties about Monday.

Though I still find time to daydream.

I was laying in bed 15 minutes ago, watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty again for the third time since Thursday. That was the night I got confirmation of the interview. Sometimes when it's late and I can't sleep, I get really drunk and watch a movie by myself while Jenny sleeps. It's probably not the healthiest way to unwind whatever is causing the... more »

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2014-03-12 23:06:03 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 


Many years ago, I wanted to be a travel stock photographer. Or more accurately, I thought I wanted to be one. In 2008, A former mentor of mine - a photographer extraordinaire who would prefer to go nameless, took me around Asia for a few weeks; instructing on how to get the “right” shots… and proving just how wrong I was for this specific profession.

Naively, I thought we would be traveling around by the seat of our pants… photographing the wild experiences had along the way. Instead, we spent a lot of time looking through books… at pictures already taken by other stock photographers. He then picked which ones we would attempt to recreate, only better somehow. Our driver Bobby, a raging alcoholic, would eventually drive us 4,000 miles from city to city - crossing standard issue images of Indians in India off our list one after another. Drunkery aside, Bobby was a very kind man,and alway... more »

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2014-09-26 18:55:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What's this all about?

What's this all about?___

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2014-09-12 19:14:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
July 12th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/70 @ f3.6 / ISO 800
Lightroom 5 / VSCO Ilford HP5

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
July 12th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/70 @ f3.6 / ISO 800
Lightroom 5 / VSCO Ilford HP5___

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2014-09-10 18:40:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Bozeman, Montana
September 6th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 28mm f2
1/70 @ f3.2 / ISO 3200
Lightroom 5 / VSCO Ilford HP5

Bozeman, Montana
September 6th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 28mm f2
1/70 @ f3.2 / ISO 3200
Lightroom 5 / VSCO Ilford HP5___

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2014-08-25 20:26:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
January 15th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/15 @ f2 / ISO 6400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
January 15th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/15 @ f2 / ISO 6400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.___

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2014-08-25 17:07:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Van Nuys, California
April 19th, 2013

Nikon D7000 / 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 / SB-900 Speedlight
1/10 @ f5.6 / ISO 1250
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Van Nuys, California
April 19th, 2013

Nikon D7000 / 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 / SB-900 Speedlight
1/10 @ f5.6 / ISO 1250
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.___

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2014-08-22 17:42:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Big Bear Lake, California
September 20th, 2013

Nikon D7000 / 16-85mm f3.5-5.6
1/800 @ f8 / ISO 400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Big Bear Lake, California
September 20th, 2013

Nikon D7000 / 16-85mm f3.5-5.6
1/800 @ f8 / ISO 400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.___

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2014-08-21 22:45:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
April 25th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/110 @ f5.6 / ISO 6400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.

This image is from a larger photo essay titled, The Summer of Our Lives. The full essay can be viewed on LensCulture at the link below.

https://www.lensculture.com/robert-larson?modal=true&modal_type=project&modal_project_id=27211

Los Angeles, California
April 25th, 2014

Fujifilm X100s / 35mm f2
1/110 @ f5.6 / ISO 6400
Edited in Lightroom 5 with a customized VSCO Ilford HP5 preset.___

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2014-08-15 21:32:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Happy Friday, TSOL is now on Lens Culture!

Happy Friday, TSOL is now on Lens Culture!___

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2014-08-11 18:57:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”

- Gloria Naylor


It’s summertime again, although living in L.A. means that it more or less always feels that way.  The year round perfect climate can gently lull you into a sense of a ceaseless season and an endless summer.  Yet all things come to an end.  

They say that friends are the family you choose, and I believe this to be true.  I have been lucky, having shared with my little family of friends ten summers running.  A few years back, one of my fondest friends started an inside joke that has perpetuated itself every year.   Funke -- while extremely intoxicated -- declared at the top of his lungs that this would be “thesummer of our l... more »

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”

- Gloria Naylor


It’s summertime again, although living in L.A. means that it more or less always feels that way.  The year round perfect climate can gently lull you into a sense of a ceaseless season and an endless summer.  Yet all things come to an end.  

They say that friends are the family you choose, and I believe this to be true.  I have been lucky, having shared with my little family of friends ten summers running.  A few years back, one of my fondest friends started an inside joke that has perpetuated itself every year.   Funke -- while extremely intoxicated -- declared at the top of his lungs that this would be “the summer of our lives”.  We laughed, but held the sentiment close to our hearts. We pinned our hopes on having unforgettable summers together, each better than the last.  

And so the record spins. Every year we sing the same chorus, our favorite refrain: “This is going to be the summer of our lives.”  We did our best to live it up, having taken vacations and experienced new places together, much of which I have had the good fortune to document on film.  But it seems that things have now begun to change.  Against our better judgement, we are becoming full blown adults.  We’ve paired off, jobs turned into careers, we grew up.  Alas, maturity rears its ugly head!

House parties have gradually transitioned into more meaningful events.  In the last year, we’ve attended two weddings, one of which was my own.  And by the end of this summer, we’ll get piss drunk and bruised up twice more at going away parties for two of our closest companions, including Funke himself.  The time has come, it seems, to say goodbye...  

This essay is simply entitled “The Summer of Our Lives”.  The photographs it contains are very personal images of my friends, my compatriots, my partners in crime...  my family.  It illustrates those trips and parties, our intimacies and attractions to one another.  This is my farewell to the old times and my tribute to our finest attempts at the best summers ever.  I hope you enjoy it half as much as we did.


Click here to view images.

http://www.robertlarsonphotography.com/#/the-summer-of-our-lives___

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2014-07-14 23:33:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Burbank, California

Burbank, California___

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2014-07-10 21:47:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California___

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2014-06-26 16:43:46 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Van Nuys, California

Van Nuys, California___

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2014-06-25 19:12:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada___

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2014-06-20 18:03:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, California___

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2014-06-17 21:44:49 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

This is just a tease, 10 images from a shoebox of 340 and counting. I’ve been working on this series from the moment I took my first picture. Always photographing the people around me - the people who love me and who I love in return. We’ve had this inside joke for awhile now… I think my friend Funke started it one night a few years ago - while extremely drunk he yelled at the top his lungs declaring "this summer is going to be the summer of our lives!" It was indeed a good one, but typical to such close social circles, there was a bit of drama; and that particular summer ended a bit less glamorously than we had hopped. It was then declared that the NEXT summer would be the summer of our lives. And so on and so fourth. The fact is we all grew up here in Los Angeles - summer time is more or less always in season. We try to mix things up, go on vacations, see new places. But for the most partwe’ve... more »

This is just a tease, 10 images from a shoebox of 340 and counting. I’ve been working on this series from the moment I took my first picture. Always photographing the people around me - the people who love me and who I love in return. We’ve had this inside joke for awhile now… I think my friend Funke started it one night a few years ago - while extremely drunk he yelled at the top his lungs declaring "this summer is going to be the summer of our lives!" It was indeed a good one, but typical to such close social circles, there was a bit of drama; and that particular summer ended a bit less glamorously than we had hopped. It was then declared that the NEXT summer would be the summer of our lives. And so on and so fourth. The fact is we all grew up here in Los Angeles - summer time is more or less always in season. We try to mix things up, go on vacations, see new places. But for the most part we’ve all been going to the same party since high-school - for the core members, that was ten year ago. Things have not changed much during that time, at least not until recently.



We’ve attended two weddings in the last year, one of which was mine. By the end of this summer we’ll have also had two going away parties for two of our other close friends. It seems that against our worst judgment - some of us are actually starting to grow up… and grow apart. It’s for the best, but a bitter sweet pill to swallow none the less. Maturity rears it’s ugly head. So this is it. Not the end of a group, but of a joke. Summer time is just around the corner, and this one is gonna be good. Really good.

http://robertlarson.tumblr.com/post/89070561599/this-is-just-a-tease-10-images-from-a-shoebox-of#notes___

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2014-06-11 17:28:26 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

David Carol: What was the first photo you took and thought to yourself, “This is what I want to do?”

Robert Larson: It was actually a picture that I didn’t take. My grandmother had tripped outside and fallen on her face, cutting and bruising it up pretty badly. I was living with my grandparents at the time and my grandpa called, told me what happened, and said to meet them at the emergency room. I sat next to her while the doctor put in the stitches… she kept trying to talk and tell the doctor that her grandson loved to take pictures and asked if it would be alright if I did; she was so used to me taking pictures all the time. The doctor said okay… but It hadn’t occurred to me to photograph something like that - a sad and painful moment as opposed to all the other ones. I explained that I hadn’t thought to bring my camera with me to the ER.

The next day I did bring mycamera to the... more »

David Carol: What was the first photo you took and thought to yourself, “This is what I want to do?”

Robert Larson: It was actually a picture that I didn’t take. My grandmother had tripped outside and fallen on her face, cutting and bruising it up pretty badly. I was living with my grandparents at the time and my grandpa called, told me what happened, and said to meet them at the emergency room. I sat next to her while the doctor put in the stitches… she kept trying to talk and tell the doctor that her grandson loved to take pictures and asked if it would be alright if I did; she was so used to me taking pictures all the time. The doctor said okay… but It hadn’t occurred to me to photograph something like that - a sad and painful moment as opposed to all the other ones. I explained that I hadn’t thought to bring my camera with me to the ER.

The next day I did bring my camera to the hospital and took a picture of her beat up head in a neck brace… she looked terrible but she was smiling at me with her eyes as if she was the happiest grandmother in the world. The photo I didn’t take and the photo that I did take… the experience changed my whole attitude about photography. My heart was all in from that point forward.

~

Excerpt from an interview with David Carol for PDN’s Emerging Photographer Magazine, March 2014.

http://www.pdnonline.com/emergingphotographer/Robert-Larsons-Priv-10466.shtml___

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2014-06-10 21:16:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, California___

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2014-06-09 19:34:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills, California___

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2014-06-09 18:58:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada___

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2014-06-08 22:47:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada___

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2014-06-06 21:45:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Van Nuys, California

Van Nuys, California___

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2014-06-05 23:25:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Van Nuys, California

Van Nuys, California___

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2014-06-04 21:44:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California___

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2014-06-04 01:03:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Pacific Palisades, California

Pacific Palisades, California___

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2014-06-04 00:34:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California___

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2014-05-30 21:16:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For most of you, this Friday won’t be much different from any other Friday. Another weekend begins - two short days to try and make up for the last five. But on this particular Friday my incredible wife is wrapping up her last day of employment. She’s worked in retail since she was 15 and has spent the last twelve years loyally working for a great company named Crossroads Trading Co - eventually obtaining the coveted title: regional buyer. It’s been a good run, and now she’s going kick her feet up and do whatever she damn well pleases. I can think of very few others who deserve a break from the grind as much as she does, and I’m so damn proud!

This morning, I asked if it would be okay for me to show up at her store wearing a kilt with blue paint on my face and scream FREEEEEEEEEDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! She thought it would be a bad idea, so for the moment this embarrassing post willhave to d... more »

For most of you, this Friday won’t be much different from any other Friday. Another weekend begins - two short days to try and make up for the last five. But on this particular Friday my incredible wife is wrapping up her last day of employment. She’s worked in retail since she was 15 and has spent the last twelve years loyally working for a great company named Crossroads Trading Co - eventually obtaining the coveted title: regional buyer. It’s been a good run, and now she’s going kick her feet up and do whatever she damn well pleases. I can think of very few others who deserve a break from the grind as much as she does, and I’m so damn proud!

This morning, I asked if it would be okay for me to show up at her store wearing a kilt with blue paint on my face and scream FREEEEEEEEEDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! She thought it would be a bad idea, so for the moment this embarrassing post will have to do.

I love you Jenny!___

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2014-05-27 23:19:45 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A cherry on top of the Lens blog feature - four of the Food Runner images were in the International New York Times. I just got back from vacation and found a copy in my mailbox - all the way from Germany courtesy of +Michael Meinhardt .

A cherry on top of the Lens blog feature - four of the Food Runner images were in the International New York Times. I just got back from vacation and found a copy in my mailbox - all the way from Germany courtesy of +Michael Meinhardt .___

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2014-05-11 17:49:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Enjoying a nice calm Sunday morning at home? Why not listen to the soothing sound of my voice for an entire hour on the Shooting Street podcast with Michael Meinhardt as we talk about everything from long term photography projects to magic mushrooms... and so much more. Just kidding, my voice is definitely not soothing.

http://www.shootingstreetshow.com/ssp-007-robert-larson/

Enjoying a nice calm Sunday morning at home? Why not listen to the soothing sound of my voice for an entire hour on the Shooting Street podcast with Michael Meinhardt as we talk about everything from long term photography projects to magic mushrooms... and so much more. Just kidding, my voice is definitely not soothing.

http://www.shootingstreetshow.com/ssp-007-robert-larson/___

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2014-05-07 21:11:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Lake Arrowhead, California
USA

Lake Arrowhead, California
USA___

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2014-05-06 20:16:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The Food Runners
Los Angeles, California
USA

The Food Runners
Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-05-06 17:05:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Food Runner has been featured this morning in The New York Times - Lens blog! It was an honor and educational experience to be interviewed by the Co-Editor, David Gonzales - he quickly put my nerves at ease and accurately coaxed out what my wife semi-sarcastically refers to as the "Larson charm". I wasn't able to pin point who exactly found my images in the first place - so, to the Times staffer who pitched my photo-essay to the higher ups... thank you.

The Food Runner has been featured this morning in The New York Times - Lens blog! It was an honor and educational experience to be interviewed by the Co-Editor, David Gonzales - he quickly put my nerves at ease and accurately coaxed out what my wife semi-sarcastically refers to as the "Larson charm". I wasn't able to pin point who exactly found my images in the first place - so, to the Times staffer who pitched my photo-essay to the higher ups... thank you.___

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2014-05-04 04:30:53 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

I have an interview on Monday morning with the New York Times for their LENS blog. I've been interviewed in the past, some short, some long. Some were an honor and some weren't. But this is a whole new level. My wife and I are enjoying a busy weekend with friends. We went to Disneyland yesterday and spent the night. Tomorrow we are going to the Cowboy festival in Santa Clarita. It's been a great way to help take the edge off - a distraction from my anxieties about Monday.

Though I still find time to daydream.

I was laying in bed 15 minutes ago, watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty again for the third time since Thursday. That was the night I got confirmation of the interview. Sometimes when it's late and I can't sleep, I get really drunk and watch a movie by myself while Jenny sleeps. It's probably not the healthiest way to unwind whatever is causing the... more »

I have an interview on Monday morning with the New York Times for their LENS blog. I've been interviewed in the past, some short, some long. Some were an honor and some weren't. But this is a whole new level. My wife and I are enjoying a busy weekend with friends. We went to Disneyland yesterday and spent the night. Tomorrow we are going to the Cowboy festival in Santa Clarita. It's been a great way to help take the edge off - a distraction from my anxieties about Monday.

Though I still find time to daydream.

I was laying in bed 15 minutes ago, watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty again for the third time since Thursday. That was the night I got confirmation of the interview. Sometimes when it's late and I can't sleep, I get really drunk and watch a movie by myself while Jenny sleeps. It's probably not the healthiest way to unwind whatever is causing the sleepless night, but it's lead me to an inspired epiphany or two for which I am thankful. I'd never seen Walter Mitty before, and although it isn't exactly a masterpiece of cinematic history - it hit a chord inside me that hasn't stopped humming since.

Tonight, after the movie ended and before picking up my phone to start typing this post... I was daydreaming about what questions I might be asked… which then led me to reflect on adventures past. I started wondering if there was ever a moment that I was completely aware of just how lucky I was to be having whatever experience it was that I was having. I worded that terribly. What I'm trying to say is - did I ever appreciate the moment or do I always require time to reflect in order to become appreciative?

My answer to myself was yes, there was a moment in particular. I remember taking one picture and thinking: Jesus fucking christ... this is where I am right now. I'm standing on top of a train in Liberia and it's heading out to some little village I'll probably never see again.

In 28 years I've forgotten more unusual experiences than most people have in 80. But that specific moment is one that I remember as clearly as if it had only been this morning.

I don’t know where all these experiences will lead. Nor can I really say if being published on LENS will amount to anything more than a very cool pat on the back for a few pictures well taken. Another line on the CV. But I do know and I can say... if I died tomorrow in a car accident, at least I lived well during short time I had - I’ve done a whole lot of laughing and a whole lot of crying, and that’s pretty damn good if you ask me.___

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2014-04-03 21:02:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-04-03 00:45:14 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-04-01 22:10:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-04-01 18:06:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-03-28 21:11:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California___

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2014-03-27 18:46:26 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Anaheim, California

Anaheim, California___

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2014-03-27 00:28:14 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Are any of my Google+ friends also using the #VSCOcam app? I'm having lots of fun using their black and white filters, and marveling at how little it matters which camera I originally used. iPhone, DSLR, and 35mm scans - all mixed together and flowing rather nicely.

#VSCOGrid 

Are any of my Google+ friends also using the #VSCOcam app? I'm having lots of fun using their black and white filters, and marveling at how little it matters which camera I originally used. iPhone, DSLR, and 35mm scans - all mixed together and flowing rather nicely.

#VSCOGrid ___

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2014-03-26 20:15:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Twentynine Palms, California

Twentynine Palms, California___

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2014-03-25 22:03:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree, California___

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2014-03-18 20:59:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Real estate open houses are interesting - that uncomfortable feeling of being in a stranger's private space. Some homes feel cold and devoid of love, and others feel sad - sad to be empty - as if the walls themselves are mourning a loss and dreading the inevitable changes to come. We put our first house on the market in Mission Viejo and now my family and I are on the hunt for our next remodel. The last one was of the cold variety. A suburban neighborhood lined with perfect green lawns and high end SUVs. I’m hoping for something a little different this time. Something with a past, something like this.

Real estate open houses are interesting - that uncomfortable feeling of being in a stranger's private space. Some homes feel cold and devoid of love, and others feel sad - sad to be empty - as if the walls themselves are mourning a loss and dreading the inevitable changes to come. We put our first house on the market in Mission Viejo and now my family and I are on the hunt for our next remodel. The last one was of the cold variety. A suburban neighborhood lined with perfect green lawns and high end SUVs. I’m hoping for something a little different this time. Something with a past, something like this.___

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2014-03-18 18:14:33 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India___

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2014-03-12 23:06:03 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 


Many years ago, I wanted to be a travel stock photographer. Or more accurately, I thought I wanted to be one. In 2008, A former mentor of mine - a photographer extraordinaire who would prefer to go nameless, took me around Asia for a few weeks; instructing on how to get the “right” shots… and proving just how wrong I was for this specific profession.

Naively, I thought we would be traveling around by the seat of our pants… photographing the wild experiences had along the way. Instead, we spent a lot of time looking through books… at pictures already taken by other stock photographers. He then picked which ones we would attempt to recreate, only better somehow. Our driver Bobby, a raging alcoholic, would eventually drive us 4,000 miles from city to city - crossing standard issue images of Indians in India off our list one after another. Drunkery aside, Bobby was a very kind man,and alway... more »


Many years ago, I wanted to be a travel stock photographer. Or more accurately, I thought I wanted to be one. In 2008, A former mentor of mine - a photographer extraordinaire who would prefer to go nameless, took me around Asia for a few weeks; instructing on how to get the “right” shots… and proving just how wrong I was for this specific profession.

Naively, I thought we would be traveling around by the seat of our pants… photographing the wild experiences had along the way. Instead, we spent a lot of time looking through books… at pictures already taken by other stock photographers. He then picked which ones we would attempt to recreate, only better somehow. Our driver Bobby, a raging alcoholic, would eventually drive us 4,000 miles from city to city - crossing standard issue images of Indians in India off our list one after another. Drunkery aside, Bobby was a very kind man, and always helped us connect with the right people. Once the right people were well met, we were then taken to meet other people, and they would eventually introduce us to owners of whatever animal we required to take whatever photograph it was that needed to be taken yet one more time by another Teva wearing foreigner. Our models were transported to a preselected location, they were then paid Rupees to either stand a certain way or walk a proper direction - to basically do the things most Americans think Indians do all day. Minus the begging of course, that non sense isn’t exotic anymore.

We traveled together for 3 weeks; and although India was the focus of our trip, we still managed to poke around Thailand… with a little Myanmar at the end. As I had hoped, we did have a few interesting experiences: In the home of an wealthy indian couple… we had food served to us by a modern day slave. I watched Bobby puke in the middle of the desert at least twice. And at one point I ran full speed out of a Kathoey stocked brothel… my mentor at the heel. Yet none of those moments were photographed… because… well… I thought I wanted to be a travel photographer. We both came back with thousands of contrived and meaningless images that said everything all at once in a single glance. Few images of real life or adventure, mostly just the moments we artificially created. To this very day he says it was the most successful trip he’s ever had.___

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2014-03-12 19:11:34 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Anaheim, California
USA

Anaheim, California
USA___

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2014-03-12 17:41:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Anaheim, California
USA

Anaheim, California
USA___

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2014-03-11 19:48:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

David Carol interviewed me for his Emerging Photographer column on PDN! I've always admired David's strong opinions regarding photography... and the direct way he expressed them. This was a real honor!

David Carol interviewed me for his Emerging Photographer column on PDN! I've always admired David's strong opinions regarding photography... and the direct way he expressed them. This was a real honor!___

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2014-03-10 22:00:03 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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2014-03-10 19:41:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Santa Monica, California
USA

Santa Monica, California
USA___

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2014-03-10 19:23:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles, California
USA

Los Angeles, California
USA___

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