Adams Ave. Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged unveiled a new venue format for this year’s event. The annual music event featured 22 stages and 150 performances over the weekend along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, including University Heights Normal Heights, and the Kensington area. The event touted live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Performers included Peter Bolland at Java Joe’s, Mohavi Soul at Rosie O’Grady’s, Nikki Francis at Lestat’s, Mike Weston with Dragon Fresh band mates Eric Brinker and Timothy Moran at Moncai Cafe, and many others.


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The Prado at Night

Nothing more beautiful than the Prado at night.


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SS Monte Carlo

The SS Monte Carlo was a gambling and prostitution ship operating in 1936 off the coast of Coronado, California. It was anchored 3 miles off Coronado Beach, where in international waters it was outside the boundary of stat and federal laws. During a New Year’s day storm in 1937 the anchor lost its hold and the ship wrecked onto the beach near the Coronado Shores condos. Because of the especially low tide the phantom ship has once again seen the light of day.

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Checking in

It has been quite a while since I have added a new post. The new year has started off with many new assignments on the horizon, and has been just as busy as the end of the year proved to be, along with some interesting subjects.

In the past couple of months I have photographed Freedome Bradley-Ballentine, the Old Globe’s new director of arts engagement and Willy Wonka leading a family 5k at the San Diego County Administration Building. Then, there was a stop off at the Fall Brewing Company in North Park and beer and food pairings at Abnormal Beer at The Cork & Craft restaurant, in Rancho Bernardo. Then I met Ori Talmon, a composer of contemporary classical music, and bartender Eric Johnson of Juniper and Ivy, who was named Discover San Diego’s Bartender of the Year, Violinist Karen Gomyo, at Copley Symphony Hall, the dedication of the new Sator Hall science building at Point Loma Nazarene University, and the Hmong New Year celebration in Kearny Mesa. Nothing beats variety!

Here are a few of the images from some of my last assignments and portraits.



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Happy Holidays

Season’s greetings from the krewe.

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Sator Hall and Latter Hall Dedication

More than 20 years in the making, Point Loma Nazarene University dedicated its new science complex, Sator Hall and Latter Hall, on their Point Campus in San Diego. The building facade is a stainless-steel wall with alpha and omega cutouts symbolizing the intersection of science and faith. The screen also serves a practical function of reflecting heat while allowing natural light to pass through. It is a truly remarkable building.

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Bankers Hill Business Group

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Bankers Hill Business Group to update the some of the visual elements on their website. I had a lot fun of roaming around looking for images that represent the thriving neighborhood. Here are some of the images from the project.


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Jan and Darla’s Wedding

Jan and Darla, who recently married on the beach at Coronado, near the Hotel Del, also celebrated their 25th anniversary together on the very same day. I really enjoyed meeting them and photographing their wedding. They are two very special women! Even though they had to wait a long time to achieve their wedding dreams, their wedding day was spectacular!
Officiant Deborah Young, who has performed numerous ceremonies, administered the vows.



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Blood Moon San Diego

Blood moon rising over San Diego, from Point Loma.



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U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

Members of the “Archisand” team, from Laguana Hills, compete in the Cool California Carvers Class (9 teams of 3 professionals each carving for 2 days), are busy early on Sunday morning carving away on San Diego’s B street Pier. The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge organizers brought in some 300 tons of sand to the ‘B’ Street cruise ship terminal pier.

In another class, World Master Sand Sculptors have come from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, and elsewhere to challenge the best in the U.S. Eleven master sculptors carved for 4 days and created beautiful three-dimensional art, some of which weighed in at over 10 tons.


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