Monday, December 29, 2008

Chicago Film Stills

an evening with Linus and Mark

Saturday, December 27, 2008


119 dog years young

oh, so very delicately

Thursday, December 25, 2008

O'Hare Airport

sweet home Chicago


The kid's got talent!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

ladies' room

a private public box

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Smogscapes III

Santa Monica Beach,
on top of the water, under the sun...

santa monica, ca

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 15, 2008 (night)

a city on fire
These images were taken last night in Yorba Linda, CA.

Over 25,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in and around Orange County today.
The fires have burned over 3,000 acres of land and have 0% containment. What I saw when I got into
Yorba Linda was tingling. Fires raged on the top of the hills and the people below stood on their driveways
with wide-eyes, and masks tied to their faces.
"We've got everything packed," said one resident. "Everything except for our 4 cats and dog. We've been ready to
evacuate since this afternoon."

Los Angeles, November 15, 2008 (morning)

the people of Los Angeles join the Nationwide protest for LGBT rights

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 11, 2008 (Prop. 8 protest, week 2)

It has been one week since the people of California voted on proposition 8 banning gay marriage in the state. Protesters have been out everyday since, in the streets carrying signs, parading in intersections, leading chants, circulating signatures to overturn the decision and forming human pyramids. The protests are not diminishing and the 'Yes on Prop. 8' people are few in numbers at the events despite their numbers on election day. I see no end to this battle in sight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Los Angeles, November 6, 2008 (Proposition 8 protest)

"This event is the civil rights movement of the 21st Century" (Rick Jacobs,

Wednesday night gay-rights activists gathered outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

Groups of protesters who had been in different neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, during the day, waving signs, getting signatures on a pledge to repeal prop. 8, and marching through the streets together, unified at the intersection of Overland and Santa Monica Blvd. on the street at the bottom of the hill where the Mormon church, the Los Angeles Temple, sits.

The size of the protest group grew along with the energy and enthusiasm of the people within it. When the 11 o'clock news began broadcasting from the intersection around 11:05pm anchors had to plug their ears with fingers just to hear the cues from the station.

Gay-rights activists eventually started rushing the intersection when the crosswalk light would flash on. Respectfully though, they would walk back on to the sidewalk when it went off. "See, we're only breaking the law a little," joked one protester after regrouping himself on the sidewalk with friends as the lights turned green to allow traffic through the intersection.

The LAPD was especially respectful and even jovial at the protest announcing through megaphones as they patrolled the intersection, "Please, get back on the sidewalk. Thank you." It was refreshing to hear such polite phrases at such a high volume.