Band-Aids / Dino-Vet
Band-Aids / Dino-Vet

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Band-Aids / Stylists
Band-Aids / Stylists

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Band-Aids / Tattoo Artist
Band-Aids / Tattoo Artist

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Persaonl Project
Eating Things / Persaonl Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Cop & Cats
Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Cop & Cats
Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Cop & Cats
Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

"Shadow of Mordor"  >  Agency:  Edelman Digital
"Shadow of Mordor" > Agency: Edelman Digital

Campaigns are typically populated with models ranking fairly high on the cuteness scale.  So when I got the assignment to shoot an orc from Lord of the Rings, I was delighted to work with talent who had a heart of gold - and the twisted face of a dangerous pig.

The PR campaign announced the upcoming release of a deliciously intense interactive video game, “Shadow of Mordor”.  The campaign had an orc take over the video game’s Twitter feed, unleashing over-the-top, hostile hashtags and playfully “corrupting” various products, including Snickers (pictured), Monster Energy Drink and Game of Thrones.  

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy.

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

The Ice Cream Series
The Ice Cream Series

The seniors ravenously attacked their ice cream cones with such passion and gusto that I feared for my fingers.

The Ice Cream Series
The Ice Cream Series

The little kids distrusted the whole idea that they were being asked to eat cone after cone after cone of this treat. Some trick or motive must have been at play!  Like, "The photographer will probably tell me this is made of vegetables after I'm done".

The Ice Cream Series
The Ice Cream Series

The teenagers actively pretended not to care about ice cream.

Port of Bears
Port of Bears

Union guys get the weekend off.  That's when others put in their hours.

Hyrangea Lady
Hyrangea Lady

Ruby tends her hydrangeas.

SteelSeries / Pro Gamer, Peter Dager aka "PPD"
SteelSeries / Pro Gamer, Peter Dager aka "PPD"

SteelSeries is the maker of a line of high end pro-gamer accessories, including these fully integrated headsets.  The company had me shoot a number of celebrity gamers who are endorsing a new line of consumer models, in both urban environments, and in the studio.

"The Devilettes"  >  Personal project / Masterfile Stock
"The Devilettes" > Personal project / Masterfile Stock

San Francisco's own, "The Devilettes" are a lost breed - but we just found them, I guess!  These good 'ol American ladies are masters of historical dances from the hey-day of 1960's Go Go, including (but not limited to) the Hully Gully, the Jamaican Ska, The Frug, and The Watusi. 

"Our Band"  >  Bird School of Music
"Our Band" > Bird School of Music

Bird School of Music in San Francisco offers an opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of music, form bands, and perform (on the in-house stage) as if they're the next WHO, BEATLES, FOO FIGHTERS, whatever.  (A Bay Area School of Rock kind of thing.)  Some of these bands are extraordinary.

Special shout out to Lane Murchison, who runs the school.  And runs it well.

Kitty's Lunch Break
Kitty's Lunch Break

Kitty was in a hurry to get back to her aunt's knick-knack shop.  (Aunt:  AKA, Employer)  But remembering a chat she had with a dear friend the night before, she took in the moment, and said to herself, "I going to take a second lunch right now".

Ross, Ross, Ross
Ross, Ross, Ross

Ross people-watched at a train depot that didn't actually exist in the Mission and the Embarcadero.  It's his Saturday ritual.  A day off from his middle-school teaching gig, he sips his V8 (or occasionally sucks on a grape popsicle) and takes in the stories moving by him.  While he's perfectly comfortable in the voyeur role, Ross does not like being looked at - makes him quite nervous, actually.

Carlos in the Mission
Carlos in the Mission

Carlos is everybody's friend.

Cactus Couple
Cactus Couple

". . . no such thing as vegetarian chili."    - Fred

UCLA Magazine / Design Director:  Charlie Hess
UCLA Magazine / Design Director: Charlie Hess

Article on social media and the teenage brain.  Quote to be illustrated:  "The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money came alive when teens saw large numbers of likes".

UCLA Magazine / Opera Composer, Jake Heggie
UCLA Magazine / Opera Composer, Jake Heggie

Right out of the gate, Jake Heggie landed his first hit with the wildly successful Dead Man Walking at the San Francisco Opera.  He's currently working on the music for a new production of It's a Wonderful Life.  (UCLA Design Director:  Charlie Hess)

“LOVE YOUR PARKS” Campaign  >  San Francisco Parks Trust  > Agency:  Nice Advertising
“LOVE YOUR PARKS” Campaign > San Francisco Parks Trust > Agency: Nice Advertising

The San Francisco Parks Trust is dedicated to providing leadership and support for San Francisco parks, recreation centers and open spaces.  And they needed some strong imagery.  “Tree Hugger” and other images were used on buses, bus shelters, street banners and public toilets around the city to raise awareness and appreciation for these gems of San Francisco. 

Covered
Covered

The beginning of a new series I'm doing on people covered with covers.

Band-Aids / Dino-Vet
Band-Aids / Stylists
Band-Aids / Tattoo Artist
Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People
Pets & Their People
Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Persaonl Project
Eating Things / Personal Project
Eating Things / Personal Project
Cop & Cats
Cop & Cats
Cop & Cats
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity
"Shadow of Mordor"  >  Agency:  Edelman Digital
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.
Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center
Downtown Oakland Senior Center
The Ice Cream Series
The Ice Cream Series
The Ice Cream Series
Port of Bears
Hyrangea Lady
SteelSeries / Pro Gamer, Peter Dager aka "PPD"
"The Devilettes"  >  Personal project / Masterfile Stock
"Our Band"  >  Bird School of Music
Kitty's Lunch Break
Ross, Ross, Ross
Carlos in the Mission
Cactus Couple
UCLA Magazine / Design Director:  Charlie Hess
UCLA Magazine / Opera Composer, Jake Heggie
“LOVE YOUR PARKS” Campaign  >  San Francisco Parks Trust  > Agency:  Nice Advertising
Covered
Band-Aids / Dino-Vet

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Band-Aids / Stylists

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Band-Aids / Tattoo Artist

Mitch's take on Band-Aids.  The story is the fun and creative relationship children have with the product.  It's the KID'S perspective on the brand, as opposed to the parent's POV.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Pets & Their People

Personal project exploring the interdependent association pets and their people have in the course of "a day in the life".  Styling:  Danny O'Neill / Artist Untied.

Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Persaonl Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Eating Things / Personal Project

I was compelled to shoot this project in a somewhat sarcastic / ironic reaction to “conventional advertising wisdom” that says if we show people eating, it needs to be overly styled and overly precious.  Guess what?  Sometimes you get some hair in your mouth when eating licorice.  Get over it.  Eating is animal and funny and fun and it's not perfect.

Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Cop & Cats

The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.  Officer Dean Taw visits the sanctuary a few times a year to volunteer his time and energy.   He grooms, cuddles and plays with the cats and kittens, scoops poop, cleans, sweeps, and mops, and in general ensures that the shelter is clean and the animals get all of the affection and socialization they need.  Cats need attention and TLC - Officer Taw is a never ending well.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

Star Wars - Sweet Proclivity

"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly.  It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.  There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both.  I'm most intrigued by the latter.  One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.

"Shadow of Mordor" > Agency: Edelman Digital

Campaigns are typically populated with models ranking fairly high on the cuteness scale.  So when I got the assignment to shoot an orc from Lord of the Rings, I was delighted to work with talent who had a heart of gold - and the twisted face of a dangerous pig.

The PR campaign announced the upcoming release of a deliciously intense interactive video game, “Shadow of Mordor”.  The campaign had an orc take over the video game’s Twitter feed, unleashing over-the-top, hostile hashtags and playfully “corrupting” various products, including Snickers (pictured), Monster Energy Drink and Game of Thrones.  

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy.

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

PROJECT TIKI - Home tiki bars and their happily obsessed owners.

America is host to countless sub-cultures.  But only one generates more happiness than all the rest put together:  Tiki Culture.  Vintage Hawaiian shirts, sweet (and toxic) cocktails, steel guitars, and hand-carved totems fill people with joy. 

Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

Downtown Oakland Senior Center

A study / playdate with Oakland's finest.  The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is home to its renowned Ballroom Dance program, poetry classes, yoga, hatmaking, etc.  There was no shortage of volunteers when the center director announced I needed some talent.  These folks can turn it on, dude.  Real people, real spirit!

The Ice Cream Series

The seniors ravenously attacked their ice cream cones with such passion and gusto that I feared for my fingers.

The Ice Cream Series

The little kids distrusted the whole idea that they were being asked to eat cone after cone after cone of this treat. Some trick or motive must have been at play!  Like, "The photographer will probably tell me this is made of vegetables after I'm done".

The Ice Cream Series

The teenagers actively pretended not to care about ice cream.

Port of Bears

Union guys get the weekend off.  That's when others put in their hours.

Hyrangea Lady

Ruby tends her hydrangeas.

SteelSeries / Pro Gamer, Peter Dager aka "PPD"

SteelSeries is the maker of a line of high end pro-gamer accessories, including these fully integrated headsets.  The company had me shoot a number of celebrity gamers who are endorsing a new line of consumer models, in both urban environments, and in the studio.

"The Devilettes" > Personal project / Masterfile Stock

San Francisco's own, "The Devilettes" are a lost breed - but we just found them, I guess!  These good 'ol American ladies are masters of historical dances from the hey-day of 1960's Go Go, including (but not limited to) the Hully Gully, the Jamaican Ska, The Frug, and The Watusi. 

"Our Band" > Bird School of Music

Bird School of Music in San Francisco offers an opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of music, form bands, and perform (on the in-house stage) as if they're the next WHO, BEATLES, FOO FIGHTERS, whatever.  (A Bay Area School of Rock kind of thing.)  Some of these bands are extraordinary.

Special shout out to Lane Murchison, who runs the school.  And runs it well.

Kitty's Lunch Break

Kitty was in a hurry to get back to her aunt's knick-knack shop.  (Aunt:  AKA, Employer)  But remembering a chat she had with a dear friend the night before, she took in the moment, and said to herself, "I going to take a second lunch right now".

Ross, Ross, Ross

Ross people-watched at a train depot that didn't actually exist in the Mission and the Embarcadero.  It's his Saturday ritual.  A day off from his middle-school teaching gig, he sips his V8 (or occasionally sucks on a grape popsicle) and takes in the stories moving by him.  While he's perfectly comfortable in the voyeur role, Ross does not like being looked at - makes him quite nervous, actually.

Carlos in the Mission

Carlos is everybody's friend.

Cactus Couple

". . . no such thing as vegetarian chili."    - Fred

UCLA Magazine / Design Director: Charlie Hess

Article on social media and the teenage brain.  Quote to be illustrated:  "The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money came alive when teens saw large numbers of likes".

UCLA Magazine / Opera Composer, Jake Heggie

Right out of the gate, Jake Heggie landed his first hit with the wildly successful Dead Man Walking at the San Francisco Opera.  He's currently working on the music for a new production of It's a Wonderful Life.  (UCLA Design Director:  Charlie Hess)

“LOVE YOUR PARKS” Campaign > San Francisco Parks Trust > Agency: Nice Advertising

The San Francisco Parks Trust is dedicated to providing leadership and support for San Francisco parks, recreation centers and open spaces.  And they needed some strong imagery.  “Tree Hugger” and other images were used on buses, bus shelters, street banners and public toilets around the city to raise awareness and appreciation for these gems of San Francisco. 

Covered

The beginning of a new series I'm doing on people covered with covers.

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