Category Archives: In the News

Chicano Park World Heritage Site

On Saturday, February 3, white supremacists descended upon Chicano Park, a World Heritage Site, for what they called a picnic. The only problem is that they showed up with gas masks and brass knuckles sewn into their gloves. They also shouted racial slurs and denigrated the local culture.

Who shows up to a picnic with no food, wearing gas masks, and set for a confrontation?

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Sweet and Savory

I’ve been to some awesome culinary establishments over the past few months photographing sweet and savory foods.

One of my first stops was to Suzie’s Farm, a darling organic indie farm used by many restaurants and open to the public. Then it was onto meet with chef Bibi Kasrai of Harvard Cookin’ Girl in La Jolla, Chef Javier Plascencia for the folks at Got Milk? and to see what was cooking at Kitchens for Good, where they break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through programs in workforce training and healthy meals and social enterprise.

Next in line was Josh Hockett, who has completed an impressive amount of food challenges at restaurants around San Diego County, including the Pancake Monster at Brian’s 24 in downtown San Diego.

Following up on the sweeter end of things, I also photographed Kristianna Zabala at Nomad Donuts in North Park, the most awesome biscuits at the Antiques Row Cafe on Adams Ave and tasty pastries at Black Market Bakery on 30th Street.

Yum, yum.

Impeachment March, San Diego 2017

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San Diego County Fair

My one an only trip to the fair this year. Kinda cool being on the outside looking in.

 

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Duncan Hunter Townhall in Ramona

After months of requesting a town hall with San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter attendees were not left wanting. The embattled Congressman defended his latest congressional voting decisions and repeated his support for the current president. He will most likely face stiff competition in the 2018 congressional election.

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Magnificent 7 Cocktails

The Grant Grill, located in the US Grant Hotel, created The Magnificent 7 cocktails, honoring classic movie westerns. Here, the first of seven creations by Grant Grill chef de bar, Cory Alberto, Here are, The Seven Samurai (1953) Jasmine green tea infused Dickel White Whiskey, By-Joe Honey, orange blossom water, all spice Dram and Buddha’s Hand Bitters; True Grit (1961) Scotch, brandy, Galliano, Drambuie, house-made herbal-orange soda and cinnamon bitters; Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) Mezcal, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, Ancho Reyes, grenadine, smoked and flamed cinnamon stick; One Upon A Time In The West (1968) Six-month Genepi Americana, bourbon, Glogg, peach puree, ginger beer, with crushed ice, sliced peach and mint; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) dry-aged Ribeye-Fat-Washed Rye, Cynar, sweet Vermouth, Cigar Foam and tobacco leaf and The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948) tequila, lemon, Aperol, agave nectar and egg white-agave/Tajin candied lemon wheel,

 

 

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The Letter “B” and friends

Beer, Bartenders, Butterflies, Biking and Business. It doesn’t get any better than this folks!

My recent travels included Council Brewing Company, Kettner Exchange, Balboa Park, Duck Foot Brewing Company, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition’s Gordy Shields Memorial Ride, Vuori Clothing, and studio portraits.

I meet the nicest coolest people when I’m on assignment. I love my job.

 

 

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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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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.

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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